Easy and delicious shortbread snowflake cookie recipe. They are perfect for Christmas celebrations with the adorable snowflake topper.
Shortbread is an absolute “must have” at Christmas and these easy snowflake cookies are so incredibly easy to make, it is bound to be a star treat for your Christmas celebrations.
Originally I made these cookies for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, but they are just too festive not to bring out at least once for Christmas.
My daughter loves leaving out treats for Santa on Christmas Eve and milk and cookies are always going to be Santa’s favorite. And quite right too, because Santa does use up a lot of calories on Christmas Eve and he has to replace them somehow.
These snowflake cookies are so tasty that I’m sure Santa could easily eat a small handful whilst putting the presents under the tree.
The snowflake cookie recipe has a fondant snowflake perched on the top, which gives a lovely little dance on the taste buds. You will have to make them to see what I mean!
They may look tricky, but trust me, they are SO easy.
What You Will Need To Make Your Shortbread Snowflake Cookies
Once you have made the shortbread cookie (recipe below), you will need the following:
How To Decorate Snowflake Cookies
Bake your shortbread cookies (easy recipe below) and leave to cool. Once the cookies are cool you have the fun part of decorating!
Roll out your fondant and grab your fondant plunger cutter. You don’t want to make the fondant too thick, but likewise making it too thin will just make your stars limp.
Cut each of your snowflakes and place aside.
Next, take a small paint brush and place a small drop of piping gel on the back of the snowflake, then glue down onto the middle of your cookie.
Don’t worry about gluing the snowflake pointers; just the middle will be sufficient.
It is a good idea to leave the cookies aside to let the snowflakes stick before adding your glitter dust. But then, simply dust lightly over the entire cookie using a paintbrush.
Your cookies are now all ready for Santa (if they actually last that long).
I mentioned earlier that I had previously made them for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.
Well here is a sneak preview of how they looked on the table. I think they worked perfectly and definitely suited the frozen theme.
How To Make Snowflake Cookies:
- 150g plain flour
- 100g butter
- 50g castor sugar
- Rub in butter and flour using your fingertips until the crumbs form together.
- Stir in the sugar
- Using your fingers knead the mixture in a bowl until it clings together.
- Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick.
- Cut into rounds using a cookie cutter and place on prepared baking tray.
- Bake 10-15 min, at 180 degrees
- When set, cool on a rack.
If you are intending on leaving some cookies out for Santa this Christmas eve, don’t forget to leave some food out for the reindeer’s too. I have a super cute FREE magical reindeer food tag to make life even easier for you.
Other Easy Cookies That Santa Will Love
What do your kids normally like to leave out for Santa on Christmas eve?