Hi Everybody! Happy Monday! It’s another cold day here, and I have another gingerbread cookie idea to share with you! And since we got out first snow of the year yesterday, these Sparkly Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies are the perfect Christmas treat to show you today! Since it seems like every time it’s supposed to snow here in Maryland it never actually does, so I was super excited when it started snowing as I was driving to church yesterday morning! It was so pretty as the flurries were flying around, covering the trees and roofs in a thin layer of soft, sparkly snow! And what was even better – taking a nap by the Christmas tree as the snow continued to come down that afternoon! There is something so peaceful and serene about snow.
To make these cookies, you will need either a large snowflake or star cookie cutter. Using your favorite gingerbread cookie dough, cut out and bake off all your snowflakes, and let them cool completely. Once they have cooled, create the snowflake shape on your cookies using royal icing (you will need to work pretty quickly because it dries pretty fast!), then immediately sprinkling them with some sparkling sugar. Let all the sugar sit on the cookies for a couple of seconds, then shake all the excess sugar off, and let the cookies dry completely! You could use colored royal icing instead of white, and whatever colors of sparkling sugar or sprinkles you like, too!
Happy Baking, Everyone!