GINGERBREAD SNOWFLAKE

 

Last year I made gingerbread houses for Christmas, and this year I decided to do something different and try making snowflake cookies! They came out really cute and taste amazing so I thought I’d share.

GINGERBREAD
Makes
80+ 2 inch snowflakes

INGREDIENTS
130g butter (soft)
½ cup (110g) brown sugar
½ cup (125ml) golden syrup
1 egg yolk (save the egg white)
2½ cups (375g) plain flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
1½ teaspoons mixed spice

 

METHOD
Preheat oven to 140°C & line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, mix the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup until pale and creamy.
Add egg yolk and beat until combined.
Add flour, ground ginger, mixed spice and ground cinnamon and mix until it looks like breadcrumbs.
Knead until smooth and combined.
Divide dough into two parts and roll out 1 portion on a lightly floured surface.
Spray plastic fondant cutter with oil and cut out snowflakes.
Make sure you respray the cutter every 5 or so snowflakes so they don’t get stuck and break.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Once they are cooked, leave them on the tray for a few minutes to cool down because they are very delicate and then move them on a cooling rack.

Once they are cool you can decorate them! I decorated mine with royal icing and sifted icing sugar.

ROYAL ICING

INGREDIENTS
1 egg white
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 ½ cups icing sugar
METHOD
Mix together egg white and lemon juice with electric mixer until combined.
Half a cup at a time add icing sugar.
Mix on medium speed.
Continue to mix until the mixture clings to the whisk.

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These were so fun to make! And even though they were a bit annoying to decorate, I would do it again because of how fun and festive they look!
What are your favourite Christmas cookies? Mine would have to be these!

Kayla x

21/11/2015

15 Comments

  1. Reply

    Tonee

    27/12/2015

    These look very yummy!

  2. Reply

    New Mummy Blog

    12/12/2015

    These look amazing, hope they tasted yummy too. Thanks for sharing with @withfranca #KACAOLS hope you can link up next time too!
    #kcacols

  3. Reply

    Kayla Arnold

    12/12/2015

    Oops I thought I commented & added a link. It’s done now though! Thank you!

  4. Reply

    Silly Mummy

    10/12/2015

    These are so pretty & festive, & I love gingerbread. #brilliantblogposts

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      10/12/2015

      Thank you! Snowflakes & the smell of gingerbread always make me feel super festive!

  5. Reply

    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)

    07/12/2015

    This post must have read my mind as I was thinking about buying a gingerbread man when I was out today! These look delicious and easy to make. Thanks xx #marvmondays

  6. Reply

    Lex

    07/12/2015

    These look so beautiful and festive. I may give these a try when I have a spare afternoon. #KCACOLS

  7. Reply

    Rhyming with wine

    07/12/2015

    These look lovely to make for Christmas. I never thought of making my own royal icing before. Fab tip thank you! We’ll give these a try. Dawn x #marvmondays

  8. Reply

    Sara at Handy Herbs

    07/12/2015

    These look amazing! We love gingerbread at Christmas so will give these a try – not sure they will look as good as yours!! #KCACOLS

    • Reply

      Kayla Arnold

      07/12/2015

      Thank you! I’m sure they’ll look great!!

  9. Reply

    mummyit'sok (@mummyitsok)

    07/12/2015

    These are so beautiful! My 2 year old would love these – thanks for sharing #MarvMondays

  10. Reply

    My Petit Canard

    05/12/2015

    Hi Kayla, this looks like a great gingerbread recipe! I’ve been looking for one that I can make with my little lady over the christmas period and these look great, so I think we’ll give them a go! Emily #BrilliantBlogPosts

  11. Reply

    Laura

    04/12/2015

    These are so delicate looking and beautiful – love that cutter! Will definitely be trying this out, thank you #brillblogposts

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