12 Days of Christmas~Day Six~Cookies {Event}

On the sixth day of Christmas my true friend gave to me…

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…six cookies because I deserve something sweet!

If you need all the fun details of our 12 Days of Christmas event, check back to day one, and see what’s it’s all about!

Click on the image to download Kristin’s free printable for today:

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Whitney made these yummy cookies, and tells us how she did it:

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These fun snowflake cookies are made using the same recipe as my airplane sugar cookies.  I love this recipe for 2 reasons.  The first is that the cookies hold their shape really well, which is perfect for intricate cookies like these.  The second reason is that they’re just yummy.  They really taste fabulous. 

Sugar Cookies (via cakecentral.com)
6 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 cups unsalted butter
2 cups sugar (white granulated)
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract or desired flavoring (I like almond myself)
1 tsp. salt

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients, and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.  Chill for 1 to 2 hours.

Cut cookies and place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Once your cookies are completely cooled, you can frost them. I like to ice a border of royal icing around the edge of my cookies first, so that I don’t have run-off.  It gives the cookie a crisp, professional look.

Royal Icing
3 large egg whites
1 lb. confectioner’s sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until they reach the soft peak stage.  Add confectioner’s sugar, a little at a time, until stiff peaks form.

To ice your cookies, fill a zippered sandwich bag with icing and cut a little off the corner.  Frost your border and allow a few minutes for the icing to harden.  Finally,  you’ll want to fill in your cookie with regular icing.  I put about 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar in a bowl and add a little milk until I get my desired consistency (not runny, but not stiff).  Fill another sandwich bag with this icing, snip the corner of the bag, and fill the cookie.  To get an even consistency, use a toothpick or your (clean) pinky finger to spread the icing. 

The cookie cutters were bought at Williams-Sonoma last winter, but I was just in their store a few weeks ago and they still have them!  I love the cookie cutters because you can be creative with how you design them.  Every snowflake can be different.
I hope you’re enjoying our 12 Days of Christmas and check back for some more fabulous ideas.  We can’t wait to see yours!   -Whitney

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I am so excited for our Link Party on the 13th, where we will see all of your creativity. There are going to be a lot of lucky recipients out there!

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Comments

  1. Haley K says

    I love what you said about making each cookie unique, just like real snowflakes :) And sugar crystals added a perfect touch! I'm on the lookout for snowflake cookie cutters now…

  2. Jen says

    How many cookies does this recipe make? Also if I use salted butter, should I omit the salt from the recipe? Thanks for everything!
    Jen in Portland

  3. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming says

    These are gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to the party – I greatly appreciate it! I featured these today. Hope you have a lovely week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  4. Whitney at WhipperBerry says

    Hi, Jen!

    This recipe will make 60 of the snowflake cookies. I use both types of butter in this recipe, whichever I have on hand. If I do use salted butter, I use about half the salt that the recipe calls for.

    Hope this helps!
    Whitney

  5. Wendy Walker Cushing says

    Thanks for sharing girls! I love to make sugar cookies! One of my specialties! Whitney does this recipe make soft or hard cookies?

  6. Whitney at WhipperBerry says

    Wendy,

    They are a harder cookie… but they aren't crunchy, like so many other hard sugar cookies. I have pretty picky cookie taste, and have a lot more flavor (and a lot less crunchiness) than any other hard sugar cookie I've ever met :)

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