Snowflake Spice Cookies

Snowflake Spice Cookies
Serving Size
1 cookie
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
45 min


1 cup
whole wheat flour
1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 cup
almond flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1 teaspoon
baking powder
3/4 cup
brown sugar
1/2 cup
unsalted butter (about 1 stick), at room temperature
1/4 cup
applesauce, sweetened
1 teaspoon
ground ginger
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
ground cloves
large egg
1/4 cup
light molasses or maple syrup
1 cup
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
non-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon
pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together flours, baking soda, and baking powder and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine brown sugar, butter, and applesauce. Mix on medium-high until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the ginger, cinnamon, cloves, egg, and molasses and mix on medium until just combined, about 2 minutes. Add the flour mixture and stir until just combined, about 2 minutes. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.
  3. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Bake until puffed and lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes on sheet before transferring to a rack. Let cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
  4. If icing cookies, whisk together sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth and thick in consistency. Load into a piping bag. Drizzle cookies with icing and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Let icing set before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories 111.65
Fat 5.25 g
Saturated fat 2.55 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 18.05 mg
Sodium 78.55 mg
Carbs 15.75 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 1.7 g
Nina Lincoff