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Snowflake Maple Cookies that are soft gingerbread cookies.

Snowflake Maple Cookies

Snowflake Maple Cookies are soft maple and ginger holiday cookies, with vanilla cookie icing, topped with sparkling sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie, gingerbread cookie, maple
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
freezer time 30 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (384 g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) Dark Brown Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup (125 ml) Honey
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Icing

  • Store bought or homemade white royal icing
  • Sparkling Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C) and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.

  3. In bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment,  beat softened butter, brown sugar, and egg until well blended.

  4. Add maple syrup, honey, and vanilla.

  5. Gradually spoon in dry ingredients, continuing on medium high until blended and smooth.

  6. Wrap dough plastic and refrigerate for 2 hrs
  7. Sprinkle rolling surface and rolling pin with flour.

  8. Roll dough out to 1/4-inch thickness.

  9. Cut out cookies using a 3.5 inch snowflake cookie cutter.

  10. Space cookies 1 1/2-inches apart on cookie sheet.

  11. Bake 6-8 minutes until edges start to brown.

  12. Place pan on rack to cool for 10min before removing cookies. 

  13. Use homemade or store bought royal cookie icing.

  14. Pip a thin trace line around the edges of the snowflake.Then pipe icing to fill in star shape. Take a toothpick and move icing to cover bare spots.

  15. Sprinkle wet icing with sparkling sugar.

Recipe Notes

Pour some milk, scoop some peppermint ice cream, and enjoy!