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Easy Gingerbread Snowflake Recipe to Cook with Kids

Are you looking for a delicious cookie to bake with the kids this Christmas? These gingerbread snowflakes are so tasty and although you’ll need some elbow grease or a mixer to make them they are a little bit chewy and the kids love them. So roll up your sleeves, wash you hands and get ready for some cooking with the kids and make these easy snowflake Gingerbread Cookies together.

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Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies to Bake with Kids

Ok so these do take some elbow grease especially if like me you don’t have a stand mixer but from when the kids were tots they’ve made them every year and now as tweens are capable of baking them themselves.

These are chewy cookies not the hard gingerbread men that snap which is what we like as a family.

We’ve used them both as cookies but also as decorations for the tree and house I just coated them in mod podge before hanging them up.

Ingredients For Making Gingerbread Snowflake Christmas Cookies with Kids

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350 g plain flour (all purpose)

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

115 g softened unsalted butter

175 g soft light brown sugar

2 tbsp of black treacle (molasses)

1 medium egg

Milk if needed

100 g icing/powdered sugar

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Scroll down to find the full printable recipe to cook these snowflake cookies this Christmas.

preschooler making gingerbread snowflakes on kitchen surface

One of the things I loved doing when my kids were little was letting them sit on the kitchen counter and help me cook. It was essential when making these snowflake cookies as T at the time was much too small to see over the surface and into the bowl.

mixing up flour and butter to make snowflake cookies

Making the breadcrumb texture with the cookies is really difficult for kids but with their and your hand in the large mixing bowl you can mix it together and combine the butter with the flour.

Adding black treacle to the gingerbread dough mix to make perfect snowflake cookies for Christmas

You may need to add a little milk if the mixture doesn’t form a dough easily – add a little milk and knead and then add a little more until you form the dough.

preschooler cooking making gingerbread snowflakes for christmas edible gifts

Lightly flour the work surface so that you don’t have a problem with the gingerbread dough sticking.

rolling out gingerbread dough on a lightly floured work surface in the kitchen
child using a wooden rolling pin to roll out ginerbread dough for making christmas cookies

Take a snowflake cookie cutter (I’ve shared some above the ones from the pictures is from Lakeland in the UK) and cut out several snowflake shape cookies  from the dough. Make the leftover dough into a ball and roll out again. Cut more until you have used up the dough as much as possible.

cutting out snowflakes using a christmas metal cookie cutter from lakeland

Using the Snowflake cutter we have I found it really useful to have a skewer handy to poke out the bits of the snowflake that were cut out.

Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies cooling on a cookie wrack

Decorate the snowflake cookies once cooled. Find our simple recipe for Royal Icing to decorate these with below in the Printable Recipe Card.

preschooler decorating gingerbread cookies in the shape of snowflakes

This recipe is also perfect to make gingerbread men from just switchout your cookie cutter for a gingerbread man one instead.

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Christmas Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Cerys Parker
Simple Christmas cookie recipe to make gingerbread snowflakes with kids. Ideal for Christmas treats or to give as gifts to friends and family.
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Recipe Video

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine Christmas
Servings 20 Cookies
Calories 198 kcal


  • 350 g Plain Flour (All Purpose)
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 115 g Butter softened
  • 175 g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Black Treacle (Molasses)
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • Milk (If needed)



  • Preheat the oven to 190C. 
  • Place the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter until it has a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Add the light brown sugar and stir thoroughly.
  • Next, make a well in the centre of the mix and add the beaten eggs and black treacle.
  • Stir until it makes a firm dough. If the mixture doesn’t form a dough easily – add a little milk at a time, kneading and adding more milk if necessary.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out until it is around 5mm thick. 
  • Using a snowflake cookie cutter cut out several shapes from the dough. 
  • Make the leftover dough into a ball and roll out again. Repeat until the dough is used up.
  • Put the snowflakes onto a greased or lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 7- 10 minutes until light golden brown. 
  • Remove and cool on a rack.


  • Using the stand mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla and icing sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop out and decorate using a spoon or piping bag as you want.
  • Add sprinkles, sugar crystals, balls or snowflakes to finish off.


Festive gift bags make a nice touch for delivering these to teachers, friends and neighbours.


Serving: 20gCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 156IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Christmas, Christmas Cookies, Cookies, Cooking with Kids, Gingerbead
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  1. Yum! I love gingerbread, and these snowflake cookies are so pretty. Thank you for the recipe – we’ll definitely give this one a whirl. <3

  2. These are beautiful and I love the snowflake cookie cutter.

  3. The cookies look gorgeous and I bet they taste delicious too! What a great gift!

  4. What a wonderful sensory experience for children to be involved in every step of the process. The cookies turned out beautifully with the snowflake shape and pretty icing. Neighbors would be so pleased to receive these lovely confections.

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