These White Chocolate Snowflake Cookies are everything you want in a holiday cookie—buttery, sweet, festive and the dough can be made in and frozen in advance.
A good sugar cookie is one of the best things you can eat, ever.
And if it’s drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkles, I’m done.
See, the rules of a good sugar cookie are:
- They’re thick, but still soft-ish when you bit into them.
- They have a wonderful vanilla and butter flavor.
- They can stand up to a sweet garnish, like frosting or chocolate.
Done, done, and done! 🙂
- Make the cookie dough: This is a sugar cookie dough that’s easy to make and work with. Nothing more going on here than butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour baking powder and salt.
- Roll: No need to chill this dough before rolling it into a 1/4″ thickness with a rolling pin.
- Cut: With a snowflake cookie cutter, or any shape you want.
- Chill: Chilling the dough for 20 minutes before baking is extra insurance that the details of your cutouts will stay put and not spread during baking.
- Bake: These cookies come out of the oven thick and buttery and soft and a little sweet.
- Decorate: You could frost these cookies any number of ways, but melted white chocolate squiggled over the top with a few sprinkles is incredibly fun, and very tasty.
Chilling the dough for 20 minutes before baking
is extra insurance that the cookies will retain their shape when baked
Helpful Tips for Making these Cookies
- The dough should be rolled out to 1/4 thickness, so it might be worth grabbing a measuring tape to check. (You don’t want these cookies too thin or you’ll sacrifice some softness.)
- You’ll need a snowflake cookie cutter, easy find online or in a specialty food or kitchen store. Can’t find one? Use any shape you like!
- Be sure to line your baking sheet with silicone mat liners or parchment paper for easy removal after baking.
- These cookies look amazing on a pretty serving platter served with hot coffee and tea as a festive dessert for the holidays.
- Put a few cookies in a clear cellophane bag tied with a red silk ribbon to gift to co-workers and friends
- Same as above but use them as a party favor after a gathering of friends and family
- Snowflake cookies are great for a cookie exchange too, everyone loves them!
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White Chocolate Snowflake Cookies
- 8 ounces Unsalted butter, softened 2 sticks
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg, large, room temperature z
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla extract
- 3 cups Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 pound White Chocolate
- Sprinkles, dye-free preferred
- Snowflake cookie cutters, 3"and 5"
- MAKE THE COOKIES
- Heat the oven to 375 and Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick baking mats.
- Beat the softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment for 2 minutes until fluffy. Alternatively, use an electric hand mixerto beat the butter on medium speed in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the sugar and beat for 2 more minutes, scraping down the sides as needed. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine for another 30 seconds.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt and beat on low for 1 1/2-2 minutes until the dough starts to come together. Push the dough and scraps together to form a ball with your hands.
- Turn the dough out on a lightly floured flat surface and divide it in half with a knife.
- Working with one half at a time, pat the dough into a disc with your hand, then roll the dough out with a rolling pin to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut the dough with the cookie cutter, doing one cut out cookie at a time, gently lifting each cookie and placing it on the prepared baking sheets.
- Repeat with the other portion of dough, pressing the leftover scraps together and rolling them out for cutting too, so as not to waste any dough.
- Refrigerate the sheets of unbaked cookies for 20 minutes. Remove from the fridge and bake for 8-11 minutes until barely golden brown on the very edges. Cooking time will vary depending on your oven, but check at 8 minutes for soft cookies. Remove from oven and cool the cookies completely on racks.
- MELT THE CHOCOLATE
- Place some water in a medium-sized saucepan on the stove-top, and put a heat-proof glass bowl inside the saucepan, keeping an inch or two of room for water on the bottom. You don't want the glass bowl (which will be for the chocolate) to touch the water.
- Add the white chocolate, and stir occassionally until melted.
- Cool the chocolate or a few minutes, then transfer it to a plastic freezer bag. Push all the chocolate in one corner of the freezer bag, then snip off the end with scissors and squiggle a little white chocolate on each cookie. Alternatively, you could simply drizzle the chocolate over the cookies with a fork or spoon.
- Sprinkle with dye-free sprinkles or decorative sugars and allow the cookies to completely set and the frosting dry, at least an hour.
- This dough can be made in advance and frozen for up a month when wrapped tightly in plastic wrap.
- Super important to read the whole recipe before you begin
- Pay attention to the ingredient list and photos for the recipe
- If possible, prep your ingredients a little before you start
- Always use a sharp knife for safety
- Use the size of pan called for in the recipe
- For savory recipes, taste and season as you go
- Buy fresh, organic ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible
Source: Studio Delicious