Snowflake Cookies Recipe
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Snowflake Cookies Recipe

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Warm from the oven, Morven Baker's sugary snowflakes are guaranteed to melt in your mouth. “One cookie is never enough,” she adds from Ashland, Ohio. So bake up a blizzard!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons edible glitter

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 131 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Divide in half. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one portion of dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. snowflake-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 300° for 8-10 minutes or until firm. Repeat with remaining dough. Chill and reroll scraps if desired.
  4. In a small resealable plastic bag, combine edible glitter and remaining sugar. Seal bag; crush mixture to break glitter into smaller pieces. Sprinkle over warm cookies. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 800-794-5866 or visit
Originally published as Snowflake Cookies in Country Woman November/December 2006, p36

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Reviewed Aug. 5, 2012

"This is another Christmas Snowflake Cookie. Use it to add to your decorations, trying not to delete your edible decorations for dressing up your house & ornaments. You are going to make enough to give as gifts for home, work, committees, clubs, etc. Do not forget the plate of cookies that your children will want to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve! Remember to contact Wilton for cookie cutters, glaze, edible glitter, color bases, etc. The way to see their available products upon your computer is to email This is a great source for all baking supplies. Enjoy!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"Tough, dry cookie, expensive ingredients."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"I would never switch margarine for butter in any recipe OR imitation vanilla for pure vanilla. use the good all cookies really matters!"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"Target had a set of three different snowflake cookie cutters by Wilton today for under $4.00.  Anywhere Wilton products are sold you might be able to find them.  I had just found this recipe earlier today and wondered where you could find them.  Now I have some and will try this recipe soon!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"where can one get the cookie cutter/cutters used for the snowflake cookies. PJ"

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