Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ginger Crinkle Snowflake Cookies

I'm so excited to be sharing this fun Christmas twist on one of my all-time favorite cookies. I shared this recipe back in February, but it's definitely worth sharing again! You can check out our valentine's version here. Scroll down to find the recipe, along with some step by step images + a short and sweet video tutorial on how to create the snowflakes. Enjoy!

Ginger Crinkle Snowflake Cookies

2 ¼ cups butter
2 ¼ cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup molasses
¾ tsp salt
5 ½ tsp baking soda
2 ½ tsp cloves
2 ½ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
6 cups flour

Mix together all ingredients. Chill dough. Roll into balls and dip top half in sugar. For a flatter cookie, use the bottom of a cup to tap down each cookie slightly before baking. 

I used a Vollrath 47157 cookie scoop to keep all my cookies the same size + shape. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Don't overcook, you want them moist and chewy. Allow to cool. 

To add snowflakes simply melt white chocolate wafers carefully in the microwave. Place melted chocolate in a regular ziplok baggie. Cut a tiny hole cut out of one corner of the baggie and use it to draw a snowflake on the top of each cookie. Here's a quick video to show you how to make them:

This recipe makes a huge batch, but they freeze really well, so they're perfect for making ahead. We've got our cookies all made and will be giving them out to the kids teachers for Christmas. Yay for getting one more thing crossed off the holiday to-do list!

To package the cookies I used some 4 X 9-Inch inch cellophane bags and attached these cute printable gift tags.

Like this idea? You might also want to take a quick peek at simple + inexpensive gift my kids will be handing out to their friends this year. You can download the FREE printable tags here:

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.


  1. I'm sooo glad you posted this recipe! I'm making them this week. Thanks!!!

  2. These are so adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

    xo, Amy

  3. I make these cookies all of the time, but never thought to put a snowflake on them. SO CUTE! I'll be doing this for a fun snack in January. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!
    P.S. Have you ever rolled them in Sugar in the Raw? It gives them a bit more crunch on the outside. I use it all the time.

  4. Love this; simple, cut and delicious!

  5. I love that you made them even more festive with the snowflake! I never would have thought of doing that...

  6. Love these and the video is a great touch!

  7. These sound delicious, love ginger cookies and the little snowflake is a lovely touch.

  8. These look almost too good to eat...almost! :)

  9. Yum, these look good and the recipe relatively easy! Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe and a video!

  10. LOVE THESE! The cookies look deliciou and they're packaged so beautifully. Adorable blog too! Pinning and Tweeting :)

  11. These look delicious Rebecca! Thanks for the beautiful Christmas Card ♥
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  12. Thanks so much for sharing your ginger snowflake cookies at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party. We are so glad you stopped by! Have a Merry Christmas! -The Six Sisters

  13. Anonymous9:43 PM

    Why don't you have a print button on this recipe?

  14. Thank you for adding this link to your BPC December Duo's pages. I love the simplicity of your pages and this wonderful recipe link (loved the how to frost video!). Merry Christmas!


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