Let it snow… Cookies!

I love making beautiful, detailed sugar cookies.  In fact I consider it a great day when I get to listen to the radio and decorate cookies for 6 hours straight.  But those days are a luxury, and often I’m pressed for time, but still want to make something special.  I was recently making some labor intensive Christmas cookies, and I needed some little cookies to add to the mix… how about snowballs!  Every once in a while I come up with an idea I think is pretty clever… don’t burst my bubble if you don’t agree!  =)  These are about the simplest cookies you could ever make, but I still think they are quite cute, and with some special packaging make a pretty sweet gift.

~ How to make simple snowball cookies ~

1.  You’ll need to make a batch of Sugar Cookies.  I cut mine with a 1 1/2 inch round cutter, I think any size from 1-2 inches would work great.

2.  Prepare some white (uncolored) royal icing.  Fill a piping bag (fitted with a #2 or #3 tip) with medium consistency icing (about the consistency of a thick syrup).

3.  Flood a few cookies at a time, then while they are still wet (hold each one over a paper plate) sprinkle with white sanding sugar.  Set aside and allow to fully dry (4-8 hours).

4.  For an additional touch of shimmer, feel free to sprinkle a tiny bit of disco dust over the cookies (I didn’t use any this time).

 

To package these snowball cookies I filled small glass jars (these are from Wal-Mart), and embellished the jars with several pretty ribbons and a cute tag.  I considered several different tag sayings including “Snowball fight ammo.”  I think these would be super cute gifts to send to people you love that never see snow at Christmas (including many in the military).  For shipping, I would add white mini marshmallows in the jars to keep the cookies from shaking (and to add to the snowy look).

Happy snowball making!

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39 Responses to “Let it snow… Cookies!”

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    Elfcrafts — November 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    yummy! Your cookies look delicious and so pretty xx

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    ButterYum — November 27, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Actually, it's a really cute idea…. especially when you're pressed for time. Cute packaging too.

    :)
    ButterYum

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    Amalia — November 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    These look awesome! I'm sure they taste even better :) I think this would make a perfect Christmas gift, especially because the packaging is so beautiful! Great recipe, they look really delicious!

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    sue — November 27, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    I think they look great, I have done these with all different colours. I think the white looks so clean and classy. I love them!

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    Nat — November 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Perfect!!! I finally found the perfect Xmas present for some of my coworkers!!! Thanks for the great idea!

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    Sue — November 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    One of the cutest, cleverest cookies ever! That fact that they are so easy make them ever better:) Love the packaging!

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    Lark (SparkyLarky)@ Lark's Country Heart — November 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I love the look of these! Perfect for the Cookie Exchange Party!

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    Maria — November 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    SO pretty! Love these!

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    adozeneggs — November 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    So funny that you posted these! I just made some for a Hello Kitty/Penguin platter today. I love the simple snowball.
    As usual, Love your pics!!

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    Bea @ CancunCOOKIES — November 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    These are so cute… love the pics!

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    Joy Adams — November 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Very Cute.

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    the decorated cookie — November 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Love it! I do the same thing every year, too… snowballs, sprinkles, done and done :).

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    These are beautiful, so simple and elegant.

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    jo-lyn — November 27, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    these are beautiful! and the marshmallows for shipping are a great idea!

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    Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) — November 27, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I'm glad to hear you love making such cookies, and you do them so beautifully too! I love the snow theme for Christmas :)

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    Cookbook Queen — November 28, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Such a cute and easy idea. I love the packaging, Glory :)

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    mividaenundulce — November 28, 2011 at 8:38 am

    What a lovely idea…!!! And looks not so difficult to make, I like to make cookies with my kids to give as a present for the family on Christmas, and I think these cookies will be a success. Thanks for sharing…!!!

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    cookies and cups — November 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

    So simple and pretty! I love them :)

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    Anonymous — November 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Hi Glory,

    Beautiful post, as ever!

    Just a quick question about iced sugar cookies in general. I find that everything goes ok, until I have to decorate them. After they're iced and I have left them to dry, the cookie always gets stale and tastes terrible after that. My un-decorated ones last for ages in an air-tight container. It's just the decorated ones that go stale when I leave them out, exposed to the air for drying. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

    Thanks!

    Bell

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — November 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

    What a cute idea! I found your blog via pinterest and I already love it. I love that these sugar cookies are actually do-able! :)

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    Gypsy Heart — November 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    These are beautiful! I love the presentation you shared too. I bake cookies as a volunteer with Soldier's Angels…these would be cheery and very much appreciated I know. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Pat

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    Jaclyn — November 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    genius!

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    Kewl Granny of Six — November 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Very clever and pretty too.

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    kmarie — November 29, 2011 at 6:07 am

    i really like the retro elf treat boxes!
    eatcake.karen@gmail.com

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    kmarie — November 29, 2011 at 6:16 am

    oops–my comment about the elf treat boxes was for the previous post for sweet estelle's etsy shop :)

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    With Style and Grace — November 29, 2011 at 9:50 am

    My goodness, these are picture perfect!!

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    Bediels & Co. (Jen) — November 29, 2011 at 10:45 am

    I love how simple and gorgeous these are!

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    Mary — November 29, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    I was very drawn to them because of their simplicity. They are actually quite stunning and look delicious. Plus they really make the packaging stand out.

    Thanks once again ~
    Mary

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    Cecilia — November 29, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    This is such a nice gift! Great idea to give to teachers! I love the tags and ribbon to!
    Love you!
    Cecilia

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    Anonymous — November 30, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Hi :) I'm sorry, but I don't speak english very good :) My name is Iga and I am from Poland :)
    I want to say, that Your blog is beatiful and Your cookies and everything it's very, very nice and so joy and happy! :)

    thank you for all :)

    Iga

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    Tasty Tours — November 30, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Such beautiful cookies! We hope you don't mind we shared it on our company's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tastytourstoronto (we run sweets tours in Toronto)

    - Audrey

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    Melissa — December 23, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Such a cute idea! Thank you so much. I am definitely using these as a nice simple addition to my christmas cookie platter.

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    let it snow — March 17, 2012 at 3:27 am

    I think this would make a perfect Christmas gift, especially because the packaging is so beautiful! Great recipe, they look really delicious!
    let it snow

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    Sophie — December 13, 2012 at 6:49 am

    Hi Glory,

    Where did you get the jars to put the cookies in? I know they can be expensive and just want to be as cost effective as possible.

    Thanks!

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    Giselle — December 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    These are simple yet sooooo cute!

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    Rusty — December 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    Lovely idea and so pretty!

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