Brown Sugar Snowflakes

Enjoy these beautiful snowflake cookies made using Gold Medal® all-purpose flour – perfect for Christmas dessert.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

Cookies

3/4
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1
egg
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt

Frosting

1 1/2
teaspoons meringue powder
1
tablespoon cold water
1/2
cup powdered sugar
Granulated sugar, if desired
  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 2 Divide dough into 4 parts; shape each part into a flat disk. Wrap each disk separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until completely chilled.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. On floured surface, roll 1 disk at a time to 1/4-inch thickness (keep remaining dough refrigerated). Cut with snowflake cutters; place on cookie sheets. Reroll scraps once, chilling dough again before cutting.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until light golden. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 In medium bowl, beat meringue powder and cold water with electric mixer on medium speed until peaks form. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with medium round tip; pipe frosting on cookies. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Let stand about 5 minutes or until frosting is set.

Expert Tips

Roll dough between sheets of parchment paper to keep it from sticking to the counter.

Use dark brown sugar for a little more molasses flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
80mg
80%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.