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Gingerbread snowflake cookies being dusted with sugar.

Gingerbread Spiced Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Teri & Jenny
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 8 hrs
Servings 26
Calories 109 kcal


traditional German gingerbread spice mix

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground star anise seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace

gingerbread spiced sugar cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons gingerbread spice (from above)
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Spice mix: Combine all spices together and whisk together until completely mixed. You will only need 2 teaspoons of this mix for the recipe and can store the rest of the spice mix in an airtight jar (in a cool and dry place) for up to 1 year.
  • Cookies: In a large mixing bowl combine flour and gingerbread spice. Whisk together and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar. Scrape down sides of the bowl and add egg and vanilla. Continue to mix together.
  • Add flour mixture and mix together until completely combined and a dough forms.
  • Flatten dough to a disc and tightly wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days.
  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Sprinkle flour over a clean work surface and place dough disc in center. Sprinkle dough disc with flour and roll out dough until about ⅛ inch thick.
  • Use 1 ½ inch snowflake cutters or stamps and cut out as many snowflakes as possible, dipping the cutters/stamps in flour every few cookies, to prevent sticking.
  • Using a small, offset spatula transfer cookies onto a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet, ¼ inch apart.
  • Bake cookies for 7 to 9 minutes or until the tops and edges barely begin to brown.
  • Allow cookies to sit for 2 to 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Once cookies have cooled completely, serve.


  • *Makes about 80 (1 1/2 inch) cookies
  • *1 serving = 3 cookies


Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 4mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 146IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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