These snowflake cookies are PERFECT for your Christmas party!
They will sparkle and shine under the lights – your guests will find them irresistible!
Simple 5-Ingredient Recipe
This shortbread recipe makes cookies that are amazingly buttery and delicious! It’s the perfect shortbread cookie. Without the frosting, I feel like I’m eating Girl Scout Trefoils.
When you add in the frosting and sprinkles, these cookies are your ticket to sugar heaven.
I recently brought these cookies to a family gathering and they were a huge hit! You can’t eat just one. But you probably shouldn’t eat more than two.
Eating these cookies is like a sugar bomb in your mouth. They taste even better than they look.
Make Your Cookies Sparkle
The recipe will show you how to create the shortbread cookies and the simple frosting, but how you decorate them is completely up to you.
These snowflake cookies will be delicious and perfect with the frosting alone. But if you want your cookies to reach an even higher state of perfection, I recommend finishing them like I did with silver sanding sugar. (affiliate link)
I also used Silver Sugar Pearls (affiliate link) to decorate my finished cookies, but you might choose to leave those out. Even though they are edible, you might break your teeth!
I used silver, but you could use any color sugar that you want. A plate of blue or gold shimmering snowflake cookies would still look amazing! You could also try using white edible glitter. (affiliate link)
Whatever you do, make sure to decorate your cookies shortly after you apply your frosting. This frosting sets quickly, and once it’s dry your sprinkles will bounce right off.
I know you will LOVE these cookies!
If you are looking for a great shortbread cookie recipe, you have found it. These cookies will NOT disappoint you!
- 2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 6 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 18 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
- 2 2/3 Cups Confectioners' Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- Sanding Sugar or Edible Glitter to Decorate
- Boiling Water
- Mix the flour, cornstarch, butter, 2/3 cup of the sugar, and the salt. For best results, use a food processor. When the dough begins to hold together, knead and roll the dough into a ball.
- Cover the dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Place the dough on a flour-dusted surface and flatten to 1/4 inch thick.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough into a snowflake shape.
- Line your baking sheets with parchment paper and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack for cooling.
- After your cookies have cooled, make the frosting by combining 1-2 cups of confectioners' sugar with boiling water as needed. Use very small amounts - it's easy to add too much water. Stir until frosting reaches desired consistency.
- Frost your cookies.
- Add sanding sugar or edible glitter before the frosting sets. Don't be shy...make them sparkle!