Gingerbread Snowflakes Recipe

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  1. Bring molasses, brown sugar, and spices to a boil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, and remove from heat. Stir in baking soda (mixture will foam up), then stir in butter 3 pieces at a time, letting each addition melt before adding next, until all butter is melted. Add egg and stir until combined, then stir in 3 3/4 cups flour and salt.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  3. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface and knead, dusting with as much of remaining 1/4 cup flour as needed to prevent sticking, until soft and easy to handle, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Halve dough, then wrap 1 half in plastic wrap and keep at room temperature.
  4. Roll out remaining dough into a 14-inch round (1/8 inch thick) on a lightly floured surface. Cut out as many cookies as possible with cutters and carefully transfer with offset spatula to 2 buttered large baking sheets, arranging them about 1 inch apart.
  5. Bake cookies in upper and lower thirds of oven, switching position of sheets halfway through baking, until edges are slightly darker, 10 to 12 minutes total (watch carefully toward end of baking; cookies can burn easily). Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely. Make more cookies with remaining dough and scraps (reroll once).
  6. Put icing in pastry bag (if using) and pipe or spread decoratively onto cookies.
  7. Cooks' notes: • Cookies keep in an airtight container at room temperature 3 weeks.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1594.63 Kcal (6676 kJ)
Calories from fat 850.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 94.48g 145%
Cholesterol 290.53mg 97%
Sodium 984.38mg 41%
Potassium 1066.61mg 23%
Total Carbs 174.8g 58%
Sugars 78.13g 313%
Dietary Fiber 4.35g 17%
Protein 15.34g 31%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 0%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Calcium 211.1mg 21%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 455.53 Kcal (1907 kJ)
Calories from fat 242.91 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.99g 145%
Cholesterol 82.99mg 97%
Sodium 281.2mg 41%
Potassium 304.69mg 23%
Total Carbs 49.94g 58%
Sugars 22.32g 313%
Dietary Fiber 1.24g 17%
Protein 4.38g 31%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 38%
Iron 1.4mg 27%
Calcium 60.3mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 39
  • 44

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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