Gingerbread Snowmen Cookies
Prep time: 1 hour 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 1 hour 20 mins
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp all spice (or ground cloves)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 egg
  • ⅔ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325 ºF.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and spices in a medium bowl with a whisk or fork.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar with a standalone or electric mixer.
  4. Add molasses and egg and mix on medium speed.
  5. Add flour a little at a time on low speed.
  6. Once just blended, flour hands and form dough into a ball (may need spatula for help).
  7. Wrap ball in floured wax paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  8. On a floured surface, roll half of the dough with a floured rolling pin, keeping the other half in the fridge until ready to use.
  9. Cut into snowmen with floured cookie cutter and use a spatula to transfer to a baking sheet, ½ inch apart.
  10. Bake 9-11 minutes (surface should feel firm, but not hard).
  11. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack.
  12. While waiting for cookies to cool, mix icing with a whisk to get a smooth, but not runny, consistency.
  13. Decorate cookies once cool.
Makes 15 large cookies.
Calories: 85 Sugar: 7g
Recipe by My San Francisco Kitchen at