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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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary test

45 mins
3 hrs
13 mins
3 hrs 58 mins
4-inch , 16 (4 1/2-inch) or 12 (6-inch) cookies


Ingredient Checklist
Royal Icing:


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. 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.

  • 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:
  • 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.


Note to TK: We are only doing Snowflake Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 39mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 50g; mono fat 2g; sugars 36g; protein 2g; vitamin a 281.5IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; folate 33.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 165mg; potassium 26mg; calcium 8mg; iron 0.9mg.