I love gingerbread cookies, and yet I never seem to eat them. I think it’s mainly because more often than not people have sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies around – have you noticed that? Well…today I am going to share these Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies with you!
Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies
- 3 C flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 TBSP ground ginger
- 1-3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 6 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
- 3/4 C brown sugar
- 1 egg. room temp
- 1/2 C molasses
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
Gingerbread Cookie Directions:
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
- Beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well blended. Next add molasses, vanilla and continue to mix until well blended.
- Gradually add then stir in the dry ingredients until blended and smooth.
- Divide dough in half and wrap them in cling wrap and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours. (If this is too sticky, put the dough into the refrigerator for an hour or two.)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Put a half of the dough on a lightly floured cutting board.
- Sprinkle flour over dough and rolling pin. Roll dough to about 1/4-inch.
- Use additional flour to avoid sticking if necessary.
- Cut out cookies with the snowflake cookie cutter.
- When putting the unbaked cookies on the cookie sheet make sure that they do not touch.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
- Remove cookie sheet from oven allowing the cookies to cool before moving to the wire rack.
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a #2 tips…. twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
- Refer to the details on the cookies to decorate your own.
- Draw a white icing line from the center of the snowflake out to each edge of the snowflake.
- Also with the white icing draw accent lines.