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Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Spicy Snowflake Cookies

Spicy Snowflake Cookies is :

dairy free , lacto ovo vegetarian , vegan

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes
Yield: 30 Servings
Tags: Vegan
Health Score: 0 %


1 - 1/2 teaspoons

baking soda
1 - 1/4 cups

1 - 1/2 teaspoons

ground cinnamon
1 - 1/2 teaspoons

ground cloves
1 - 1/2 teaspoons

ground ginger
1/3 cup

light brown sugar
1/2 cup

unsulfured molasses
1/4 cup

vegetable shortening


  1. In a large bowl, beat the shortening and sugar with a standing or handheld electric mixer until fluffy.

  2. Add the molasses and beat until well blended. In another large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger.

  3. Add one-third of the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and blend on the lowest speed.

  4. Add another third and blend in, then add the final third and blend in. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and leave on the counter overnight. (

  5. Letting the dough stand overnight allows the moisture to be evenly spread, which in turn ensures there are no wet spots that stick to the rolling pin or work surface and also that there are no dry spots that tear. This is vital for a dough that is rolled so thin.)

  6. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325°F (163°C).

  7. Take a handful of dough and shape it into an 8-inch disc, about 1 inch high, as you might do in making a pie crust, on a lightly floured work surface. (Bonnie uses a large flour sack that is well floured as a surface to roll out the dough. I think a floured pastry cloth will work perfectly.) Keep the rest of the dough tightly covered.

  8. Roll the dough. You want to use only the smallest amount of flour possible to keep the dough from sticking. This takes practice. Cookie dough that is rolled fairly thin (1/8 inch thickness, but not less), doesn??t spread much when rolled this thin and is ideal for intricate cut-out cookies.

  9. Cover a baking sheet with Silpat or parchment sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

  10. Cut the cookies with a 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter and place on the baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.

  11. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until edges just begin to color.

  12. Transfer the Silpat or parchment and the cookies to a wire rack to cool for 2 minutes, then transfer the cookies sans Silpat or parchment to a rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Wine Pairing :

  • cream sherry
  • madeira
  • prosecco

Cookies can be paired with Cream Sherry, Madeira, and Prosecco. Sweet bubbly Prosecco doesn't overwhelm simple sugar or shortbread cookies, a sweet cream sherry complements spiced cookies, and madeira's nutty notes match cookies with nuts perfectly.