Snowflake Cookies … Let it Snow!

Sparkling Snowflake Cookies, these are so pretty on a cookie tray!

snowflake cutout cookie recipe from recipesfoodandcooking.com

Sparkly Snowflake Cookies

Sparkly Snowflake Cookies are easy to make. I roll out my dough on the backside of the cookie sheets so I don’t have to move the cookie dough before baking. This helps cutout cookies to keep their shape.

I also put them in the fridge for 10 minutes before baking, again this will help the cookies to hold their shape and not spread as much.

I would not ship these cookies if you are considering sending them to someone. Because of all of the points they are likely to arrive damaged no matter how carefully they are packed. So what ships well? Cookie Bars and Brownies are best or cookies with rounded edges. Pick a heavy box to ship them in. I wouldn’t send frosted cookies either as it could soften or melt in the box. Stick to ones that don’t need frosting or use confectioners sugar. I would also wrap them individually if you can.

snowflake cutout cookie recipe from recipesfoodandcooking.com

Sparkly Snowflake Cookies
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Serves: 3 Dozen
 
Sparkly, shimmery and buttery best describe these easy to make roll out Snowflake Cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • White edible glitter or coarse sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough in half. Place one portion in a small bowl; shape the other portion into a 5-in. log. Cover both and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. Divide dough from bowl in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion to 1/8-in. thickness. (Refrigerate other portion until ready to use.) Cut nine medium snowflakes and six large snowflakes with cookie cutters.
  4. Carefully place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Using small decorating cutters, cut out desired shapes to create designs in snowflakes. Use a toothpick to help remove the cutouts. Cut six small snowflakes and place 1 in. apart on another baking sheet.
  5. Bake medium and large snowflakes at 375° for 6-1/2 to 7 minutes and small snowflakes for 6 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  6. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  7. For glaze, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. Gradually add enough water to achieve desired consistency. Brush over icicles and snowflakes; sprinkle with glitter or sugar.
  8. Let stand for at least 5 minutes or until set.

 

Perhaps you’d like Peppermint Stick Cookies?

peppermint sticks christmas cookies from recipesfoodandcooking.com

Or Chocolate Fudge Peppermint Cookies?

chocolate truffle cookies from recipesfoodandcooking.com

 

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Comments

  1. says

    I absolutely love snowflakes! I love how they are so delicate and unique and glittery! These cookies look perfect for winter :) You will be a Fabulous Feature this week!

  2. says

    I did a post on making faux snowballs and put a link to these snowflake cookies just in case anyone was hungry! :) Have a great day. Linda

  3. Charlene says

    When my children were small, we adapted ggrandma’s cookie recipe to what we now call Snow Cookies. Every year when the first snowflakes fell and stuck to the ground, we would drop whatever we were doing and make Snow Cookies. My kids, now grown, still call me during the first snow and tell me they are making them. It was just grandma’s recipe cut into snowflake shapes like yours. It was a fun tradition.

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