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I just love everything about the holiday! Christmas cookie decorating is a time for me to help my daughter have long lasting memories that hopefully, she will pass on to her own children. It can be fun to make mass batches of cookies as well as smaller batches of a few specials ones that become the stars of any host plate you choose to bless someone with. Here are some easy snowflake cookies you can whip up!
Snowflake Sugar Cookie
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1 1/2 cup powder sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup softened unsalted sweet cream butter
Cookie cutter: Snowflake
- 2 egg whites
- 1 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- blue food coloring
-Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixing bowl until well combined. In a small bowl add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Gradually pour in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and mix until well combined. Once all ingredients are mixed and a dough ball has formed. (if still sticky add in a half cup of flour and mix until a firm ball of dough forms.) place dough into a ziplock bag or in a bowl with foil to place on top. Place in fridge for 2 hours so that the dough can rise. it won’t double in size like bread dough.
Separate the egg yolk from the whites. put the egg whites into a mixing bowl and trash the rest of the egg. Add the sugar, cream of tarter and vanilla extra to the egg whites. Beat on medium speed for 6 minutes.
Tip-if the icing has a yellow color and looks like soup add in more powder sugar. about 1 cup.
Once the icing is done, pour it into a container that has a lid to it. Divide the icing into 2 bowls. Put more of the white icing into the bowl for white and less into the other for the blue color. Add in a few drops of coloring into the blue bowl and mix until combined. add in more blue to get the blue that you want for the snowflakes. Scoop a small amount of the icing colors into 2 different piping bags that have a #2 icing tip on the bottom.
For the white icing. add in 1-3 tablespoons of water to thin the icing out. you want it to be thick and runny, not soup like. If it is soup like add in 1/4 cup of powder sugar to thicken it. Pour into a squeeze bottle
– Outline the cookies in the white icing and wait 1 minute before filling it in with the white icing.
-Allow cookie to dry for 2 hours before adding the blue icing for details.
-Using the blue icing, pipe a line down the snowflake to create a X look.
-On the top of the lines create a arrow.
-repeat steps using the white icing.
-sprinkle on white crystals