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Gingerbread Snowflakes Recipe
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Gingerbread Snowflakes Recipe

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Cutting my favorite gingerbread cookie dough into snowflake shapes and decorating them with white icing was ideal for my theme get-together. I save these crunchy treats to enjoy on the way home from our Christmas tree outing. -Shelly Rynearson, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 245 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and water. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Transfer to a plastic bag. Cut a small hole in a corner of the bag; pipe frosting onto cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Gingerbread Snowflakes in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 245 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"This is my favorite gingerbread cookie recipe. I found it it a Taste of Home recipe box I purchased at the checkout counter at the grocery store. I couldn't find my book this year when I went to do my holiday baking and panicked until I found it again here on the website. We just love these!"

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"These turned out great! They were not to hard and not too soft and just the right amount of spice for my family. :) Thanks!

We made gingerbread men out of them and used a simpler frosting recipe, but it worked up great. Dough was -no- problem at all to work with after refrigerating (though we did run errands in between, so it was in the fridge for a couple of hours before rolling out)."

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2008

"I didn't like the dough at all, it was really sticky. I had to roll it out on a floured surface, scoop it up and reroll it on even more flour. So maybe try it dding more flour. I receive several compliments on these cookies from people who said they don't usually like gingerbread cookies!"

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"What is that 'anonymous' reply? Can you really do that?

Oh Administrator...have you posted the recipe for your gingerbread snowflakes? "

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