Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

When we spotted this 7.5" snowflake cookie cutter, we knew it had to be ours...
I decided it would be easiest to roll the dough on parchment paper so I wouldn't have to lift the snowflake and risk any distortion. I left the cutouts in one gingerbread snowflake cookie and used them as guides while decorating. All the other snowflakes, I lifted the cutouts using a toothpick.
Let the cookies cool on the parchment paper:
Place the cookie on a paper plate. Pipe royal icing and then sprinkle with colored sugar. After each sugar color, lift cookie and tap excess sugar. The excess sugar will fall to the paper plate and you can pour the sugar back into the container. Pipe more designs, pour another color of sugar, tap away excess sugar...repeat until complete.
My favorite snowflake of the bunch is this solid white with sugar pearls. The texture of the sugar makes it appear warm and fuzzy...I know, odd for a cold snowflake. Use a pair of tweezers to place sugar pearls.
No two alike
They are so pretty we're going to use them for party decorations.
Dazzle your guests this season!

6 comments :

  1. I purchased my cutter at Michaels. You can also Google "7.5" snowflake cookie cutter" and you should be able to find it on Amazon, eBay and Etsy.

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  2. OMG, those are just gorgeous! Beautiful work! It'd be a shame to actually eat them but I'm sure they're wonderfully tempting. ;) You have a very steady hand to have piped all of that so kudos to you on that one. :)

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  3. They look so unreal. Heavenly. I agree with Otter. I could not ever have eaten them.

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  4. Oh my gosh, these cookies are works of art! I'm making cookies with my twins tomorrow, I wish I could make cookies like this!! You have inspired me though and I shall endeavor to walk in your dough steps!! I'll be buying some cookie cutters, icing and colored sugar!! Wish me luck!
    Rinni @ Rinni'sPlayground

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