Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

I was in charge of making the cookies for our annual Girls Night Cocoa Party last year & the theme was snow, so I made snowflakes.
I decided to make the whole batch of my sugar cookie recipe that I always half. Now I know that the recipe makes around SEVEN DOZEN big cookies!!!

That's a lot of cookies!

I'm just glad that I didn't have to decorate them myself! Tiffany, Lynne and I spent quite a long time decorating these--in between refereeing, feeding & consoling kids :)
I used Martha Stewarts Royal Icing for these cookies.

This awesome picture was taken by the AMAZING photographer Lynne & it was from our "Winter Wonderland" cocoa party. Want to see a lot more pictures of this party, click here.

Here's the sugar cookie recipe I use from "Now ....you're cooking":


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup shortening (I always substitute "I can't believe it's not butter" -ICBINB)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine sour cream, sugar, ICBINB, eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients until everything is completely mixed together. Let the
    dough chill for about 15 minutes.
  4. Form dough into small balls, or use fun cookie cutters.
  5. Bake until LIGHT golden brown - no more than 10 minutes. When you take them out of
    the oven they may seem underdone, but they aren't. Just let them cool on the pan and
    you will find that they are perfectly soft and moist. If you prefer sugar cookies that are a
    little harder and more crumbly, bake them longer.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! These cookies look aMAZing! I've been seeing a lot of royal icing lately, and I'm thinking I'm going to have to try my hand soon!