Salty-Sweet Snowflakes

Easy-bake snowflake cookies are the perfect holiday cookie recipe. Host a cookie-decorating party and allow each guest to customize his or her own snowflake with a meringue frosting design and desired toppings.

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  • Makes: 22 servings
  • Makes: 4-inch , 16 (4 1/2-inch) or 12 (6-inch) cookies
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Chill: 3 hrs
  • Bake: 13 mins 350°F per batch

Salty-Sweet Snowflakes

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine chilled butter and sugar. Beat butter and sugar with and electric mixture on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add egg and egg yolk; beat until fully incorporated. Add salt, vanilla, lemon zest, and white pepper. Slowly beat in flour. Using your hands, knead dough until smooth; divide in half. Wrap each dough half with plastic wrap; chill 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface roll each dough half to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 4-inch snowflake cutter, cut out snowflakes. Arrange cutouts 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 13 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Remove from oven. Cook on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully remove cookies. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Decorate cooled cookies with Royal Icing. Makes 22 cookies.

Royal Icing:

  1. In a small bowl stir together 2 cups powdered sugar, 11/2 Tbsp. meringue powder, and 2 to 3 Tbs[. water until smooth. Spoon mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip. Decorate cookies as desired. Let dry 15 to 20 minutes.

From the Test Kitchen

Note to TK: We are only doing Snowflake Cookies.

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Nutrition Facts (Salty-Sweet Snowflakes)

  • Per serving:
  • 284 kcal ,
  • 9 g fat
  • (5 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 2 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 39 mg chol. ,
  • 165 mg sodium ,
  • 50 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 36 g sugar ,
  • 2 g pro.
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1 Ratings
1447 Days Ago
I don't understand what makes it salty--just a tad bit more salt than normal. I was expecting it to be dusted with salt. Will wait to try it until after I've made my Christmas cookies for friends/families.

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