I love decorating cakes, cupcakes & cookies. As a cake decorator, I do some pretty extravagant designs sometimes. Then sometimes the simple designs can be just as stunning such as these super simple snowflake cookies.
I make simple sugar cookies quite a lot and have found this recipe to the best one for cookies that hold their shape really and stay pretty flat for icing.
The snowflake design is so simple and piped with Royal Icing, there’s no intricate designs to follow just simple dots & lines. You don’t even need fancy cutters either, a flower or round cutter work really well. The kids would love icing their own biscuits and any age can have a go.
- 100g softened butter or margarine - I always use Stork for baking as I think it's fab
- 100g caster sugar
- 1 medium free range egg lightly beaten
- 275g plain flour
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
- Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
- I roll the dough out onto greaseproof paper then remove the excess, this helps the cookies to keep their shape.
- Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes, or until very pale golden-brown, then leave to harden for 5 mins before letting them cool properly on a wire rack.
- To make the Royal Icing, you'll need 1 egg white (make sure there's no yolk) and 250g of icing sugar. Whisk the egg white then add enough of the sieved icing sugar and continue to whisk until it holds it's shape. Add a little lemon juice to get the right piping consistency
To make the Royal Icing just whisk
Will you be trying them out and letting the kids have a go? Pop them into treat bags and tie with a ribbon and you’ve got a gorgeous homemade gift too.
If you like the look of this recipe why not pin it for later 🙂