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Easy Shortbread Cookies That Will Be A Family Favorite

Easy and delicious shortbread snowflake cookie recipe. They are perfect for Christmas celebrations with the adorable snowflake topper. 

Kids also love them at a Frozen theme party. The whole family will enjoy them and it will be the best shortbread recipe you will find.Easy and delicious shortbread snowflake cookie recipe. They are perfect for Christmas celebrations with the adorable snowflake topper.  Kids also love them at a Frozen theme party. The whole family will enjoy them and it will be the best shortbread recipe you will find.

Shortbread is an absolute “must have” at Christmas and these easy snowflake cookies are so incredibly easy to make, it is bound to be a star treat for your Christmas celebrations.

Originally I made these cookies for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, but they are just too festive not to bring out at least once for Christmas.

 

My daughter loves leaving out treats for Santa on Christmas Eve and milk and cookies are always going to be Santa’s favorite.  And quite right too, because Santa does use up a lot of calories on Christmas Eve and he has to replace them somehow.

These snowflake cookies are so tasty that I’m sure Santa could easily eat a small handful whilst putting the presents under the tree.

The snowflake cookie recipe has a fondant snowflake perched on the top, which gives a lovely little dance on the taste buds.  You will have to make them to see what I mean!

They may look tricky, but trust me, they are SO easy.

What You Will Need To Make Your Shortbread Snowflake Cookies

An easy shortbread snowflake cookie recipe that will be a favorite Christmas treat. Leave out for Santa or enjoy as a family. Delicious, festive and easy!

Once you have made the shortbread cookie (recipe below), you will need the following:

Ingredients for Snowflake Cookies

How To Decorate Snowflake Cookies

Bake your shortbread cookies (easy recipe below) and leave to cool.  Once the cookies are cool you have the fun part of decorating!

Roll out your fondant and grab your fondant plunger cutter.  You don’t want to make the fondant too thick, but likewise making it too thin will just make your stars limp.

Cut each of your snowflakes and place aside.

How To Make fondant Snowflakes

Next, take a small paint brush and place a small drop of piping gel on the back of the snowflake, then glue down onto the middle of your cookie.

Don’t worry about gluing the snowflake pointers; just the middle will be sufficient.

Adding Snowflakes to Cookies

It is a good idea to leave the cookies aside to let the snowflakes stick before adding your glitter dust.  But then, simply dust lightly over the entire cookie using a paintbrush.

Dusting Snowflake Cookies

Your cookies are now all ready for Santa (if they actually last that long).

An easy shortbread snowflake cookie recipe that will be a favorite Christmas treat. Leave out for Santa or enjoy as a family. Delicious, festive and easy!

I mentioned earlier that I had previously made them for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.

Well here is a sneak preview of how they looked on the table.  I think they worked perfectly and definitely suited the frozen theme.

Snowflake Cookies

How To Make Snowflake Cookies:

Easy Shortbread Snowflake Cookie Recipe
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 150g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • 50g castor sugar
Instructions
  1. Rub in butter and flour using your fingertips until the crumbs form together.
  2. Stir in the sugar
  3. Using your fingers knead the mixture in a bowl until it clings together.
  4. Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick.
  5. Cut into rounds using a cookie cutter and place on prepared baking tray.
  6. Bake 10-15 min, at 180 degrees
  7. When set, cool on a rack.

If you are intending on leaving some cookies out for Santa this Christmas eve, don’t forget to leave some food out for the reindeer’s too.   I have a super cute FREE magical reindeer food tag to make life even easier for you.

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What do your kids normally like to leave out for Santa on Christmas eve?

Catherine

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6 Responses to Easy Shortbread Cookies That Will Be A Family Favorite

  1. Charlene Asay December 10, 2015 at 7:36 am #

    Those are beautiful cookies. Almost too beautiful to eat. Great job on them!

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

      Thanks Charlene. They taste as good as they look too! And no dramas with not wanting to eat them due to being pretty, as they are SO easy to make 🙂

  2. Kayla December 15, 2015 at 2:10 am #

    Um, yum! These are absolutely adorable! What a creative idea!

    Thanks so much for joining the Alder Collective this week again! Pinning!

    • Catherine Holt December 18, 2015 at 9:39 am #

      They are totally yummy Kayla…it’s a good idea to make a big batch tho as they do run out quickly….lol

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