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Gingerbread Snowflakes

Post  justmecookin on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:46 am

Gingerbread Snowflakes

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1/4 cup water
5 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt

3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and water. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a small mixing bowl, combine frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Transfer to a plastic bag. Cut a small hole in a corner of the bag; pipe frosting onto cookies. Makes about 5 dozen.

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