You won't mind snowflakes sticking together when they make creamy, lemony cookie sandwiches instead of drifts in your driveway. These cookies have a hint of lemon zest mixed in, too, so the citrus flavor doesn't just come from the filling.
Most snowflakes are too tiny to see (much less share), but this snowy treat is big enough for everyone at brunch to have a taste. A little cutting and twisting (plus a dusting of powdered sugar) is all it takes to make this pretty jam-filled pastry.
Your snowflake cookie cutter can turn plain sugar cookies into festive holiday treats, but that's only half the fun. Use royal icing and a handful of sprinkles to make these flakes as intricate or as simple as you want.
Let it snow for a while, and your snowflake cookies will pile up into a cute cookie wreath. Top with a glistening white glaze and snowflake sprinkles to complete this wintry dessert.
Just like building a snowman, stacking three different star-shaped cookies on top of each other creates a pretty 3-D snowflake. To make sure no two are alike, use different colors of glaze and sprinkles to make your masterpiece.
As a trip outside to catch snowflakes will prove, not all snowflakes are round and pointy. Use a square cookie cutter to form the outside shape, then use a variety of aspic cutters to make unique designs inside.
Snowflake cookies become a little more abstract when you frost the flakes on top of round almond cookies. Real snowflakes aren't perfect, so don't be afraid to experiment with creating these swirly designs.
As these cookies prove, simple snowflakes can be just as beautiful as more complicated designs. Pipe a few thin lines of frosting to form a basic snowflake, then sprinkle with white sanding sugar to make them glitter and glisten.
Decorate your cup of cocoa with snowflakes (but this kind won't melt as easily). Use toothpicks and marshmallows to create your own design, then decorate with almond bark and blue sprinkles.
With three different varieties and plenty of options for decorating, you can make these almond sugar cookies truly one of a kind. Besides frosting, you can also use white chocolate curls to make geometric patterns.
These snowflakes may look completely frosted over, but we promise they'll still taste super sweet. The chilly, stained glass effect comes from crushed blue hard candies that melt together in the oven.
The base cookie recipe is simple—just grab butter, sugar, flour, and an egg—but the royal icing decorations might take you a bit longer. For a fun kid-friendly activity, bake up a quick batch on a snow day and let them decorate their own flurries.
To get a jump start on these snowflakes, start with purchased sugar cookie dough (don't worry, your secret is safe with us). Top with a creamy white glaze and flaked coconut to make your snowflakes as light and fluffy as the powder outside.