One of the delicious and eye-catching (haha) cookies you can make at home are snowflake cookies. I’ll show you instructions on how to make snowflake cookies here. And this will be a great item for the start to the new year as well.
Christmas has just arrived at the door. Our family is in the mood to bake some delectable cookies on this particular day. I thus made the decision to surprise them today with my hand-made Snowflake Cookies! Don’t let them know, I’m doing this secretly!
What are the ingredients for snowflake cookies?
It takes 6-7 ingredients usually. All of them are available at your local grocery store.
- A cup of granulated sugar, also known as white sugar, is the first thing that will be required.
- Take a tablespoon of Margarine or a cup of Butter or a tablespoon of Shortening. But I will suggest you ignore Butter as it is made from heavy cream, which could cause health issues. On the other hand, vegetable oils are used to make Margarine. It has unsaturated fats, which the body uses as “healthy” fats. Taking shortening would keep your cookies in a pretty shape; that doesn’t happen with Butter. Therefore go for the Shortening.
- A single teaspoon of Vanilla. It will assist in removing the lends complication.
- Eggs and potatoes are two items we can’t imagine living without, haha. Additionally, eggs are required to make Snowflakes Cookies. Eggs contribute moisture, thicken the dough, and occasionally serve as a glaze.
- All-purpose flour is a necessity. It is the cornerstone of every cookie! The more flour you use, the more the cookies rise and grow in size, forming the framework. All-purpose flour causes the dough to come together and eventually improve.
- A teaspoon of salt works well as a flavor enhancer.
- Electric beater or mixer
- Cookie cutter
This is how you will make Snowflake Cookies
We are about to begin making our cookies. Make delicious snowflake cookies by following the steps I’ve included below.
- Take a big bowl. Then, combine the white sugar, shortening, and vanilla until well combined. Beat them with an electric beater. Break the eggs and mix them with the shortening mixture, flour, and salt. Put the dough in the refrigerator; leave it there until it chills out for at least one hour. You can keep it a few hours, but never keep it more than 24 hours. If you do that, your money is wasted!
- After your first step is done, take the cold dough out and put it in the oven at 400°F.
- Roll the dough for 1 out of 8 inches, utilizing a little flour on the dough keepers. Cut the dough with your various cookie cutters as you wish. Traditionally, it is shaped as a star, but personally I would give it the shape of my favorite person’s face, haha! After that, keep the cookies spaced an inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for about six minutes. Otherwise, wait until the snowflake cookies’ edges turn out to be light brown. Then, transfer them from the cookie sheet to the cookie cooling rack to cool them down. Do these repeatedly with the next cookies (dough) as well, until they are ready to be decorated.
Here comes the final and interesting part. You can decorate snowflake cookies with royal icing and glaze for a festive winter activity. Mix up a batch of royal icing and outline the shapes of the snowflakes. Fill in the center with a flood of icing and let it dry. Add shimmer and shine by applying a glaze made of confectioner’s sugar and water. Brush the glaze over the top of the cookies and let them dry completely before serving to your loved ones.
Sprinkle some crystal sugar and whatever else you want over the snowflake cookies. Now, you are good to go!
Calories, Fat, Protein, Carbohydrate.
Depends on your ingredients and over all making.
- Is royal icing a must for the snowflake cookies?
No, it's not. After the cookies have been baked, they are decorated with frosting. Frosting makes it better but is not a necessity. You can simply use a decorating gel rather than royal icing to keep it simple.
- Can I make snowflake cookies without using the star-shaped cookie cutter?
Yes, you can bake a cookie without even using any cookie cutters. Just simply use a glass, cup, or any other handcrafted shape.
- Why are snowflake cookies so popular?
Because not only is it delicious but also as gorgeous as Audrey Hepburn.