Easy Christmas Cookies Recipes | Snowflake Cookies + More

snowflake cookies

We’ve been in full-on “cookie mode” lately and with 3 kids, a husband and a business and household to run, easy Christmas cookies recipes are the key to getting the most done! I’ve shared a bunch of my cookie recipes with you (more links at the bottom of this post) and here is another one for you – Snowflake Cookies!

You will need a Snowflake Cookie Cutter if you don’t already have one and I strongly suggest using a small piping tip from a basic cake decorating set (you can also easily pick both up at Michael’s, AC Moore, Walmart, etc). but you can still pipe the icing using a sandwich bag with a TINY hold cut out of the corner. Get the kids involved in the action by letting them help you cut and decorate the cookies!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cup Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • White Pearl Decorations

ICING INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine dry ingredients and set aside
  2. Cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add beaten egg and milk.
  4. Gradually add in flour.
  5. Divide mixture in half, place one half in plastic bag in refrigerator.
  6. Place remaining dough between parchment paper and roll to uniform 1/4″ thick and place in refrigerator to chill.
  7. Cut out stars and transfer to parchment coated cookie sheet.
  8. Gather and reroll remaining dough between parchment paper and roll to uniform 1/4″ thick and place in refrigerator to chill; cut out stars
  9. Bake in 375 degree oven about 7-8 minutes (watch for edges to begin to turn lightly brown).
  10. Leave on cookie sheet for several minutes before moving to cooling rack. (otherwise they may lose their shape if you try to move them while they are still too hot/soft)
  11. To make the icing: Combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat with a mixer until bubbly. Add powdered sugar gradually and mix until all sugar is incorporated. Beat on high until mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks.
  12. Transfer to pastry bag and pipe pattern on cookies.

    snowflake process

  13. Place white pearl of icing at each point where icing lines cross.

Enjoy!

Here are some more easy Christmas cookies recipes

Eggnog Cookies

Chocolate Covered Popcorn Balls For Christmas

Cherry Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls

Christmas S’Mores and more easy kids Christmas cookies recipes

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