These Snowflake cookies are great to gift as well as to eat. These are the ideal balance of attractive and delicious, with crispy edges and soft and tender inside. In addition to other holiday treats such as Cookie Christmas Tree and Christmas Brownie Bites, these Snowflake Cookies go well on a platter of cookies.
Moreover, it’s up to you if you want to add your cookies extra style. You can add edible silver balls, drizzle, or pipe royal icing and utilize edible glitter. For one thing, you can create the perfect snowflake cookies on Christmas day with the help of this easy tutorial. To get the desired result, follow the step-by-step instructions exactly as they are.
Ingredients For Snowflake Cookies:
For the sugar cookies:
- 1 cup of (230g) Butter, softened
- 1 cup of (200g) Sugar
- 1 piece of Egg
- 1-2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
- 3 cups of (375g) Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of Baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
For the icing:
- 2 1/3 cups of (290) Icing sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla extract (optional)
- 4 tablespoons of Milk/water
- Gel food coloring (optional)
Instructions For Snowflake Cookies:
Snowflake Cookies Step 1
To make the cookies, combine softened butter and sugar in a sizable bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Until well-combined and creamy, beat.
Snowflake Cookies Step 2
Mix in the egg and vanilla essence until well combined.
Snowflake Cookies Step 3
Sift the flour, salt, and baking soda together using a flour sifter. Mix until completely combined.
Snowflake Cookies Step 4
For 30 minutes, chill the dough.
Snowflake Cookies Step 5
Set the oven to 350°F (180C).
Roll out the cold dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) on parchment paper or a silicone pastry mat, and then use a cookie cutter to cut out the desired shapes.
Place on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper (if the dough is too soft, transfer to the freezer for about 10 minutes). Combine any leftover dough and reroll it; if it is too soft, chill it in the refrigerator.
First, chill the cookies for about 30 minutes, depending on the size and shape of the cookie. Secondly, bake for 10 to 12 minutes, and before decorating, let the product cool completely.
To make the icing, combine the icing sugar, vanilla extract, water or milk, and optional gel food coloring in a bowl. After that, blend thoroughly.
Fill a pastry bag with the frosting after transferring it there. An alternative is a squeeze bottle. Divide the frosting in half if preferred, then color one half with food coloring.
Pipe as needed, then decorate.
Before storing in an airtight container, let the item entirely dry. And you’re done!
How Should Snowflake Cookies Be Kept?
First, let the decorated cookies three to four hours at room temperature to dry in a cool, dry place since moisture will ruin this icing. Next, stack the other cookies in an airtight container and place the sizable snowflake cookie on the bottom. Make sure the lid fits tightly, and sandwich the layers with parchment or baking paper. Instead of the refrigerator, store it in the pantry or a cold, dark location.
However, if you store it properly, these cookies will surely last up to a month.
Christmas day is become more special by having sweets on your table. It will be more fun to share these treats with the whole family. You can include these sweets on your list to try Gum Paste Roses, Bunny Cookies, Daisy and Sprinkle Cupcakes, Rosey Fondant Cookies, and many more! So, what are you waiting for? Have a try!