Blue and White Frozen Snowflake Cookies

Blue and White Frozen Snowflake Cookies

I really enjoy making up a batch of winter themed cookies with my daughter and snowflake cookies are always right at the top of our list. You can decorate these in all kinds of ways but I really like a wonderful blue color icing that has a smooth and shiny finish to it. You can then use a royal icing or a fine tipped icing pen to draw on all the details. The blue coloring on these makes them pretty ideal as treats for those Disney Frozen parties as well as the Holiday festive season.

This sugar cookie recipe is pretty easy, but it can look like it took forever for you to make. It is a three part recipe of making the cookies, the poured blue icing and then royal white icing. You and your family can do this together and then have some delicious winter and holiday themed cookies to show off to guests. If you're lucky, there will be just a few left over as spares to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve ... maybe!

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Step 1: The Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe

A Wonderful Winter Snowflake Shaped Cutter

Wilton Snowflake Cookie Cutter with Comfort Grip Handle

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This cookie cutter made by Wilton looks to be a fantastic snowflake shape for making winter themed cookies and seems pretty and interesting enough with the fancy edges to use even without adding any further decoration. It has a blue color comfort grip that can be better for pressing down on with your hands during dough cutting time and a feature that may be invaluable too as you press down time and time again and again to press the shapes out.

Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe


1 cup granulated sugar
4 ounces butter
4 ounces shortening
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

UK readers may prefer the simpler recipe here. Alternatively you can choose your own sugar cookie recipe or look for one via AllRecipes


1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar, butter and also the shortening for approximately 3 minutes on a medium speed if you are using an electronic mixer or until everything is well mixed together.

2. Gradually add in the egg, plus the extra egg yolk and the vanilla extract to the mix. Then mix again for another minute or until all incorporated.

3. Add in the flour and salt. Mix on a higher speed until the dough all holds together. You can add in one or two tablespoons of water if you feel that it needs extra moisture to all come together.

4. Form the dough into two pieces of roughly equal size and wrap up each in some plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight if you prefer.

5. When you are ready for cutting, remove one piece of dough at a time from the refrigerator. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece to approx 3/16 inch thick. Then cut with your cutter to make your snowflakes. Place each one slightly apart on a baking sheet.

6. Bake for around 8 to 10 minutes on a medium setting until the edges just start to turn brown. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to sit on the sheet for a few minutes to allow them to harden. Then carefully move them on to a wire rack so they can cool completely before decorating begins.

While this shows how to make blue iced snow flake designs, you can use the exact same techniques to bake other shapes and ice them in any color you like. We enjoy buying fun sets of cutters like this one where we can choose from a range of shapes to make.

How to Make Smooth Blue Icing

This is a recipe for making some really smooth poured icing. The smooth icing can be tinted in various colors to make all kinds of stunning Christmas and winter themed holiday cookies.

Sugar cookies iced for the Holidays

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1 cup confectioners' sugar (icing sugar) sifted
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
Blue food coloring

Place the sugar and milk in a bowl. Stir until the milk is mixed in well. Add in the corn syrup and mix together well. Add in the desired amount of blue food coloring. Blue can be tricky to work with, I recommend starting with just a drop or two because you can always add more but you can't remove it once it gets too dark.

Place the cookies on a wire rack which is laid over some wax paper to catch the drips. Slowly pour the icing over the cookies, making sure you cover the entire snowflake design. Allow the icing to set before you start decorating further.

Quick Little Icing Tip: If there are bare spots on your designs after pouring on the icing, take a toothpick and fill in the spots quickly before the icing dries.

Step 3: The Optional White Detail Icing

White Royal Icing Without Eggs

Blue and white Frozen snowflake cookies

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These blue and white snowflake cookies look great accented with some royal icing that you can make or you can simply buy an icing writer tube which has a fine nozzle. Be creative and make all of your cookies unique.


3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
4 cups (about 1 lb.) confectioners' or icing sugar
5-7 tablespoons warm water


Beat all the ingredients together until the icing forms peaks. Start with 5 tablespoons of water and add in some more if it is needed. Place into a piping bag and draw out your designs onto the cookies.

Sweet Ideas on Your Treats: What can you do after your winter themed cookies are finished? Since the icing is hard, you can individually wrap each one in baggies and give them out as gifts. Also, if you punch or make a hole in the cookies before baking, you can hang them on your tree after the icing dries as sweet treats. How fun would that be!

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