Simple recipe to make gingerbread snowflake cookies perfect to cook with kids and make edible gifts for friends and family this holiday season.

Christmas Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Simple Christmas cookie recipe to make gingerbread snowflakes with kids. Ideal for Christmas treats or to give as gifts to friends and family.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Christmas
Keyword Christmas, Christmas Cookies, Cookies, Cooking with Kids, Gingerbead
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20 Cookies
Author Cerys Parker


  • 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)


  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 250 g Icing Sugar Powdered


  • 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.