Snowflake Cookies

One of my favorite types of cookies to bake during this time of year are cut-out snowflake cookies.

One of my all time faves? White on white snowflake cookies for their simplicity and ease!

– all purpose flour – baking soda – salt – unsalted butter, softened  – sugar – egg – vanilla

Sugar Cookies Ingredients

– confectioners sugar  – meringue powder – cream of tartar – water – clear vanilla – Gel food coloring 

Royal Icing Ingredients

Sift flour, baking soda and salt together, set aside.

Step 1

Cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix to combine.

Step 2

Add the flour in two batches, and blend until mixture just holds together.

Step 3

 Add vanilla and mix to combine.

Step 4

Roll out between two sheets of wax paper and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.

Step 5

 Place shapes on baking trays lined with parchment paper and put in freezer for about 10 minutes before baking.

Step 6

Bake at 350 degrees until cookies are just golden, about 8-12 minutes.

Step 7

Combine confectioners sugar, meringue powder and cream of tarter in large mixing bowl.

Step 8

Add drops of gel food coloring to reach desired color, but keep in mind the color will deepen and darken as the icing dries.

Step 9

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