Sparkly Snowflake Cookies Sparkly Snowflake Cookies

Photography: Edward Pond | Food styling: Lucie Richard | Prop styling: Catherine Doherty

Delightful wintry-looking cookies make great gifts throughout the holidays. How you decorate them is limited only by your imagination as you learn to mix, match and play with icing techniques.

  • Prep time 1 hour
  • Total time 3 hours & 45 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine




Tint half of the icing blue. Transfer half each of the blue and remaining white icing to separate bowls. Thin 1 bowl of each colour with 1 to 2 tsp water until thin enough to flow smoothly through small icing tip. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of thin icing to prevent drying out.

To Outline Cookies: Using piping bag fitted with small plain tip, pipe thick white or blue icing in outline around cookies. Let dry for 20 to 30 minutes.

To Flood Outlined Cookies: Pipe or spoon thinned white or blue icing onto centre of cookie. Using toothpick or skewer, spread to piped edges; burst any air bubbles. Let dry for 2 to 3 minutes.

To Marble Flooded Cookies: Pipe stripes, dots or circles of contrasting colour onto flooded cookies while still wet. Draw toothpick or skewer through piped designs to swirl and marble. Let dry for 2 to 3 minutes.

Dip surface of cookie into coarse sugar; let dry completely.

If desired, pipe thick white or blue icing in snowflake designs over sugar surface.

Makes 48 cookies.


Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 33 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 103.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 30 mg
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g


  • Iron 3.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
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Sparkly Snowflake Cookies