This post is more about the icing on the snowflake cookies, rather than the cookies themselves, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise as I am definitely more of an artist than a baker!
Did you know one of my biggest fears is cooking for people? I am a disaster in the kitchen when it comes to cooking.
These cookies, however, are as delicious as they are pretty and they are so easy! This is a win win for me, lol!!!
- 8 ounces of very soft salted butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons half and half cream
- 1/4 – 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
- blue food coloring – 2 drops
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Place soft butter in a medium sized mixing bowl. Cream until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix together for about 30 seconds until fluffy and well blended.
Sprinkle the flour and cornstarch evenly over the top of the mixture. Stir in until fully incorporated and the dough is shaggy.
Turn out onto floured surface, press dough into a ball and knead a few times. Roll out with a rolling pin until 3/8 inch thick.
Use cookie cutters and cut out cookies and place on pan and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour to a maximum of 24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Remove cookies from fridge and bake for 12-16 minutes until cookies are turning golden on the edges. Rotate pans halfway through for even browning. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, half and half cream and peppermint extract (optional) in a medium sized bowl.
Mix until smooth. The glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more half and half cream if too thick.
Drop two drops of blue food coloring into the glaze. Use a toothpick and swirl the food coloring around, but do not mix fully.
Holding the edges of the cookie, dip the surface into the glaze. Pull the cookie out and let drip off.
When it stops dripping, quickly turn the cookie over, and give a little jiggle so that the glaze levels out and then place on tinfoil.
Allow to dry for 15 to 30 minutes.
Add sprinkles or other decorations as you choose.
These cookies are so pretty they are like art
Snowflakes are so pretty in real life and no two are the same. These snowflake cookies are similar, not one is like another. They are almost too pretty to eat…almost! They are delicious too.
Make sure to display on a pretty platter and get a few photos of your gorgeous creations!
I hope you enjoyed this post and will give this a try. It is so easy but so pretty!
Are you all decorated for Christmas? Are you looking for a different way to decorate your tree? If so, check out my Winter Tree Decorating post.
Below are a few links to pretty serving trays and mugs. Should you decide to purchase anything, I will receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.
Thanks for sticking around to the end. I would love to hear from you – please leave me a message of whether you enjoyed this or what you would like to see in the future.