Gingerbread Snowflakes With Icing That Hardens

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins




  • Set oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare ungreased baking/cookie sheet/s.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream the butter with sugar until fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  • Beat in molasses and water.
  • In another bowl combine flour with ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Lightly flour a work surface.
  • Roll out the chilled dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Using star-shaped cookie cutters dipped in flour (about 2-1/2 inches wide) cut out shapes.
  • Place the dough stars onto prepared cookie sheet about 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm.
  • Remove to wire racks and cool.
  • For the icing; in a bowl combine all icing ingredients until smooth and well combined.
  • Transfer to a heavy small plastic bag, then cut a small hole in a corner of the bag.
  • Pipe the icing around the edges of the cookies or as desired (the icing will harden upon standing).