4 Reviews

I made these to take them to my Mom's annual Christmas party. At first, I worried that the dough was too thick, and that the cookie would burn before it cooked or be too soft. But they were perfect! Everyone loved them--there were a lot of desserts, but people went out of their way to tell me how wonderful they were, always mentioning how soft they were. Also, I increased the ginger by a tsp. and added a 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. My family and friends loved the little kick. I did increase the confectioners sugar amount a little, as I was just outlining, no flooding. I also used a fine real lemon oil flavoring. The tart lemon with the spiced up gingerbread was perfect. These cookies have just become a new family tradition for me. Thanks Kittencal!

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mcann1 December 25, 2015

We are high altitude & dry. Made cookies according to recipe. These are not too sweet (loved them w/o icing!) Not for detailed designs - dough puffs & rounds out during baking & then flatten back out when cool. Crispy chewy out of the oven, crisp when cool. Icing was thick, but just added water till desired consistency. Will make these again!

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Mistress of Mayhem December 25, 2012

Love these gingerbread cookies. I didnt have a snowflake cookie cutter (next year I will). I used a ginerbread man cutout called a ABC cookie cutout (Already Been Chewed) we had fun making these. I used a rounded cup of sugar and it was just right for us, not overly sweet. I think these have a perfect blend of spices. A very soft cookie mine baked for 10 minutes. The icing is perfect for this cookie. I had more than enough to just outline the cookie.

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Calee December 25, 2008
Gingerbread Snowflakes With Icing That Hardens