Super simple snowflake sugar cookies anyone can make this Christmas

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.

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RECIPE | Simple Sugar Cookies
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  • 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
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until combined.
  2. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract, a little at a time, until well combined.
  3. Stir in the flour until the mixture comes together as a dough.
  4. I roll the dough out onto greaseproof paper then remove the excess, this helps the cookies to keep their shape.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 🙂

Super simple snowflake sugar cookies anyone can make this Christmas

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  1. December 23, 2014 / 8:15 am

    These are so pretty. The edible glitter makes such a difference. Until last week I didn’t realise edible glitter existed, next year I think my Christmas baking will be covered in it!!

    If you added holes, are these cookies strong enough to hang on the tree?

    • gymbunnymum
      December 23, 2014 / 8:31 am

      It really does, the plain white icing just looked a but rubbish, plus the glitter also hides any little mistakes if you don’t have a steady hand! I think you’d have to bake them a little long to make sure they were secure enough to hang but I’m sure it would work as they are not soft cookies. have a great Christmas! xx

  2. December 23, 2014 / 10:28 am

    These look so pretty. Love the glitter in the icing, it really makes them look like snowflakes

    • gymbunnymum
      December 23, 2014 / 11:10 am

      Thank you, so simple but soo pretty. I made them yesterday and my boys have already demolished them all so they must have tasted good too!

  3. December 23, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    So pretty! Sugar cookies are my go to baking activity with my LittleOnes.

    • gymbunnymum
      December 24, 2014 / 7:44 am

      They are so simple but so yummy, definitely perfect for baking with the littlies

  4. December 23, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    So beautiful hun, love how delicate and pretty they are-perfection! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays, Merry Christmas x

    • gymbunnymum
      December 24, 2014 / 7:45 am

      Thank you! Pretty little snowflakes that got demolished by two boys! Have a fab Christmas with your lovely two x

  5. December 24, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    wow I didn’t know about edible glitter. They look lovely with that. Merry Xmas #tastytuesdays

    • gymbunnymum
      December 28, 2014 / 12:52 pm

      Thanks! You should try it, you can pick it in Home Bargains/Quality Save etc and it’s only cheap too!

  6. December 21, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Wonderful recipe! Definitely my kids favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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