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Gingerbread Snowflakes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

5 dozen

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
Gingerbread Snowflakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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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

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° until edges are firm, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a tip; pipe frosting onto cookies in desired designs.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 124 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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