Sparkly Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Posted on December 9, 2013
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.
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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!
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Happy Baking, Everyone!

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16 Comments

  • Reply Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon December 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    These look so festive. I like that there is not too much icing.

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Cathy McInnes December 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    love the idea to use the snowflakes to make the tree! These will be a great addition to my Christmas cookie collection!
    Cathy
    http://www.threekidsandafish.com

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks so much, Cathy!

  • Reply Shari December 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    You are just the queen of Gingerbread!! I am in love with those snowflake cookies!! So pretty!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Ha! I sure have made a whole lot of gingerbread treats this year! 🙂 Thanks so much, Shari! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply Julia Nyanyo December 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    These are so pretty, and I love the idea that you can make them just with a simple star cutter – no special equipment required!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Julia!

  • Reply Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} December 13, 2013 at 1:04 am

    These are gorgeous! Love the sparkles!!!! 🙂

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks so much, Rachel! I love anything with sparkles 😉 Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Reply Courtney Killpack December 13, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    These are perfection!

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you so much, Courtney!

  • Reply Alecia December 14, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    These are great – love how cute they are. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. As one of the co-host, I have selected your recipe as one of my features for next week on Tasty Tuesdays on Detours in Life. Stop by and grab a button on Tuesday! 🙂

    • Reply Maria December 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      Thank you so much, Alecia! Glad you liked these! 🙂 Have a great rest of your weekend!

  • Reply Lee Dewsnap December 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about my gingerbread cookies. I just had to hop over and see yours. Mine are not a patch on the skills you have, I am amazed by some of your baking….I can only but hope I will improve over time. I am getting a new camera for my blog and will be baking and diy’ing quite a lot more once I get used to it. I have been waiting over a year but buying it in the sales after Christmas day and can’t wait.

  • Reply Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above December 17, 2013 at 11:52 am

    You are on a roll this week. Beautiful cookies. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. We love having your join the fun.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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