Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Turn any holiday gathering into a shimmering celebration with these blue and white royal icing Snowflake Cookies. These cookies are decorated with Color Mist Food Color Spray, which gives them a beautiful shimmer and elegant appearance. Remember, no two snowflakes are the same—so have fun piping different designs and styles! The decorating possibilities are endless with these beautiful little snowflake sugar cookies.
  • Prep1 hr 15 min
  • Total Time12 hr 15 min
  • Skill LevelIntermediate
    Amount36 cookies


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  1. One day in advance bake and ice cookies.

    Preheat oven to 350?.

  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing in between each cup.
  4. Divide the batter in two balls and set on a floured surface. Roll out each ball with a rolling pin to make each section about 12 inches in diameter and ? inch thick.
  5. Dip the cookie cutter in flour before carefully cutting out each shape.
  6. Bake the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet for 8-11 minutes or until the cookies are lightly browned.
  7. Cool cookies on a cooling rack and cool completely.
  8. Prepare Royal Icing. Beat powdered sugar, water, and meringue powder together until peaks form. This usually takes about 7-10 minutes on a low speed using an electric stand mixer, or 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer.
  9. Let icing sit for 15 minutes to an hour to allow air bubbles to rise.
  10. Reserve 1 cup of stiff royal icing to use later for decorating and thin the remaining icing to flooding consistency.
  11. Ice Cookies. Place the cookies on a cooling grid over a cookies sheet. Pour the thinned royal icing over the cookies, tapping lightly to settle. Let the cookies sit at room temperature for at least 8 hours.
  12. Decorate Cookies.Using Blue and Silver Color Mist, spray dried cookies as desired. Let dry, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  13. Prepare a decorating bag with tip 2 and fill with reserved stiff consistency icing. Pipe snowflake designs on cookies.


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