Gingerbread Snowflake CookiesBeautifully decorated Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies laid out on your Christmas Cookie tray this year will make a delicious addition to all the treats set out for the holidays.

Today the Sunday Supper Family is breaking out the cookie sheets to share with you Christmas cookies for the holidays! Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies are one of several cookies being shared with you today for our #Cookielicious cookie party!

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Making cut out cookies can be a real pain but for some reason I’m a glutton for punishment. While I hate the tedious work that can be involved in rolling out, cutting and decorating cookies, I usually am in love with the final result enough that it was worth the time spent.

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Making cutout cookies bring back many memories of baking with Nanny. When my first husband and I were separated I would have the boys with me every two weeks. I lived just around the corner from Nanny and pretty much every night we would get together after work.

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Nanny would come to my house or I would go to hers. On weekends we would work on making stuffed teddy bears for a special charity that I donated them to, or we would make cookies in preparation for that particular event. The cookies were always my cut out sugar cookie recipe that we would decorate together.

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

I made cookies with Nanny all my life. We would make them in her kitchen when I was a little girl, and I would watch as she would put together the dough, and then I would help her cut them out. We always had some with and some without frosting on top. However, most of us would choose the iced cookies when we had a choice!

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

So, while decorating can be time consuming, I always think of Nanny when I am decorating. I think the end result and the reflection are worth it. Don’t you?

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Links to all #Cookielicious participants will be after the recipe! What are your favorite cookies to make for the holiday? Feel free to link up in the comment section!

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies #Cookielicious
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Recipe found on Taste of Home
Ingredients
  • For the Cookie Dough:
  • 1 cup unsalted 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
  • For the Icing:
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in molasses and water.
  2. In another mixing bowl, combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Gradually add this to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. 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 parchment lined baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  5. In a small bowl, combine frosting ingredients and beat until smooth. Transfer to a decorator bag with a small tip. Cut a small hole in a corner of the bag; pipe frosting onto cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.

 

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Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies