Give gingerbread cutouts a new look! These adorable snowflakes are simply decorated with powdered sugar icing and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Carson Downing

Recipe Summary test

50 mins
60 mins
6 mins at 375°per batch
Max Servings:
24 to 48 cookies

Gingerbread Snowflakes


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl beat shortening and butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Add next seven ingredients (through salt); beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar. Beat in flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface, roll one portion of dough at a time to 1/4 inch thick. Using a 3- to 4-inch snowflake cookie cutter, cut out dough, rerolling scraps as needed. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove; cool on wire racks. If desired, decorate cookies with Powdered Sugar Icing.

Snow Flurries

A light dusting of powdered sugar over cookies and bars is both lovely and easy to do. Simply spoon the powdered sugar into a sieve held over a bowl. Tap the sieve gently as you move it over the cookies, letting the sugar shower down. Avoid stacking, handling, or moving the cookies excessively after sprinkling.

Nutrition Facts (Gingerbread Snowflakes)

151 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 2g; cholesterol 13mg; sodium 92mg; potassium 120mg; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 0g; sugar 9g; protein 2g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 71IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 30mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 30mg; iron 1mg.

Powdered Sugar Icing


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  • In a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar, vanilla, and enough milk (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make drizzling consistency.