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December 3, 2015


Last year I made gingerbread houses for Christmas, and this year I decided to do something different and try making snowflake cookies! They came out really cute and taste amazing so I thought I’d share.

80+ 2 inch snowflakes

130g butter (soft)
½ cup (110g) brown sugar
½ cup (125ml) golden syrup
1 egg yolk (save the egg white)
2½ cups (375g) plain flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
1½ teaspoons mixed spice


Preheat oven to 140°C & line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, mix the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup until pale and creamy.
Add egg yolk and beat until combined.
Add flour, ground ginger, mixed spice and ground cinnamon and mix until it looks like breadcrumbs.
Knead until smooth and combined.
Divide dough into two parts and roll out 1 portion on a lightly floured surface.
Spray plastic fondant cutter with oil and cut out snowflakes.
Make sure you respray the cutter every 5 or so snowflakes so they don’t get stuck and break.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.
Once they are cooked, leave them on the tray for a few minutes to cool down because they are very delicate and then move them on a cooling rack.

Once they are cool you can decorate them! I decorated mine with royal icing and sifted icing sugar.


1 egg white
½ teaspoon lemon juice
1 ½ cups icing sugar
Mix together egg white and lemon juice with electric mixer until combined.
Half a cup at a time add icing sugar.
Mix on medium speed.
Continue to mix until the mixture clings to the whisk.


These were so fun to make! And even though they were a bit annoying to decorate, I would do it again because of how fun and festive they look!
What are your favourite Christmas cookies? Mine would have to be these!

Kayla x


  • Reply Tonee December 27, 2015 at 3:08 am

    These look very yummy!

  • Reply New Mummy Blog December 12, 2015 at 9:10 am

    These look amazing, hope they tasted yummy too. Thanks for sharing with @withfranca #KACAOLS hope you can link up next time too!

  • Reply A Moment with Franca December 12, 2015 at 8:19 am

    This looks so pretty and perfect for this time of the year and I’m sure they taste super yummy too. And easy to make! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe at #KCACOLS. I’m very happy to have you. I hope you like the linky
    Also, there are some rules (comment the post before you) to follow so if you could read the information I put in the linky post will be great! I was looking for the linky badge or a link to the linky but I couldn’t find it. Do you think you could add it please. Thank you in advance! 🙂 xx

    • Reply Kayla Arnold December 12, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Oops I thought I commented & added a link. It’s done now though! Thank you!

  • Reply Silly Mummy December 10, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    These are so pretty & festive, & I love gingerbread. #brilliantblogposts

    • Reply Kayla Arnold December 10, 2015 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you! Snowflakes & the smell of gingerbread always make me feel super festive!

  • Reply Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap) December 7, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    This post must have read my mind as I was thinking about buying a gingerbread man when I was out today! These look delicious and easy to make. Thanks xx #marvmondays

  • Reply Lex December 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    These look so beautiful and festive. I may give these a try when I have a spare afternoon. #KCACOLS

  • Reply Rhyming with wine December 7, 2015 at 11:07 am

    These look lovely to make for Christmas. I never thought of making my own royal icing before. Fab tip thank you! We’ll give these a try. Dawn x #marvmondays

  • Reply Sara at Handy Herbs December 7, 2015 at 10:55 am

    These look amazing! We love gingerbread at Christmas so will give these a try – not sure they will look as good as yours!! #KCACOLS

    • Reply Kayla Arnold December 7, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Thank you! I’m sure they’ll look great!!

  • Reply mummyit'sok (@mummyitsok) December 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

    These are so beautiful! My 2 year old would love these – thanks for sharing #MarvMondays

  • Reply My Petit Canard December 5, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Hi Kayla, this looks like a great gingerbread recipe! I’ve been looking for one that I can make with my little lady over the christmas period and these look great, so I think we’ll give them a go! Emily #BrilliantBlogPosts

  • Reply Laura December 4, 2015 at 7:50 am

    These are so delicate looking and beautiful – love that cutter! Will definitely be trying this out, thank you #brillblogposts

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