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!


  1. yummy! Your cookies look delicious and so pretty xx

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


  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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

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

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

  8. SO pretty! Love these!

  9. 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!!

  10. These are so cute… love the pics!

  11. Very Cute.

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

  13. These are beautiful, so simple and elegant.

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

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

  16. Such a cute and easy idea. I love the packaging, Glory 🙂

  17. 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…!!!

  18. So simple and pretty! I love them 🙂

  19. 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?



  20. 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! 🙂

  21. 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!


  22. i really like the retro elf treat boxes!
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  23. oops–my comment about the elf treat boxes was for the previous post for sweet estelle's etsy shop 🙂

  24. My goodness, these are picture perfect!!

  25. I love how simple and gorgeous these are!

  26. 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 ~

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

  28. 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 🙂


  29. 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

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

  31. 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.


  32. These are simple yet sooooo cute!

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  34. Lovely idea and so pretty!

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