Let it snow in you house with these easy Snow Globe Cookies decorated with royal icing, coconut and snowy sprinkles!
Who says you need a Snow Globe cookie Cutter to make Snow Globe Sugar Cookies! 😉
Cut that Cookie dough in to circles and you are good to go. How incredible does that sound! The decoration literally takes 15 minutes as this is a small batch cookie recipe!
I can’t wait for you to decorate these!
Snow Globe Cookies Ingredients
- Dry Ingredients: Flour, Salt, Baking Powder and sugar
- Wet Ingredients: Butter, vanilla extract, almond extract and egg
- Royal Icing: Tinted blue with food color, leave some white to make snowman.
- Shredded or desiccated coconut: Even sparkly sugar or white non pareils work. If you have none of these ingredients handy, use white royal icing instead!
- Sprinkles: I used the ones from Sprinkle pop shop.
How to make Snow Globe Cookies:
- Make the dough
- Chill and roll the dough
- Cut into four, 4 inches circles
- Bake and cool completely
- Make Royal Icing (Flood consistency)
- Draw 2 circles with white royal icing to make snowman’s body
- Use toppers for face if available. Apply little icing on the back of topper and stick it on the cookie. If you don’t have toppers, draw third circle to make face.
- Fill the rest cookie with blue royal icing. Quickly top with sprinkles.
- Now fill snow man with a light coat of icing and top with coconut.
- Make snowman’s scarf with the leftover blue royal icing.
If you are looking for pretty winter Cookies, make them!
Royal Icing Recipe:
This is my favorite royal icing recipe that I use for both flooding consistency and outlining the cookies.
Decorating Snow Globe Cookies:
How do I make royal icing?
I use meringue powder to make a stable and sturdy icing that sets quickly. And there are just 3 ingredients to make this icing.
- Confectioners’ sugar
- Meringue Powder
This recipe is super adaptable in terms of adding a little more water or confectioners’ sugar. This cookie icing never lets you down!
Royal Icing Faqs
Can you over mix royal icing?
If beaten too much royal icing can develop air bubbles and look too dry as it sets. Beat it only till sugar mixes completely with water.
Can you refrigerate royal icing?
Yes, royal icing an be refrigerated, I’d say for about a week. place it in an airtight container and cling wrap it before closing the lid.
Can I freeze royal icing?
Absolutely! Royal icing freezes beautifully for up to 2 months! Place it in ziploc freezer bags. Right before sealing it, squish out as much air as possible and zip the bag. Thaw and bring to room temperature before using.
Try this recipe right away or Pin it for later! Either way you don’t wanna miss out on them. 😉
- 3 Tbsp (43 gms) Butter (Softened to room temperature)
- 3 Tbsp (45 gms) Granulated Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Egg (whisk an egg lightly and measure 1 tbsp out of it)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
- 1 Cup + 1 Tbsp (70 gms) All Purpose Flour
- 1/8 tsp Baking Powder
- Pinch Salt
- 1/4 Cup Sprinkles (snow themed)
- 1/4 Cup Coconut (Shredded or desiccated, see notes*)
- Get my my Royal Icing Recipe here.
- 1 drop Sky blue gel food coloring
- Beat butter using a hand held mixer until light and creamy for a minute. Now beat butter and sugar together on high speed About 2 minutes.
- Add egg, almond extract and vanilla in. Beat on high speed to combine until everything is incorporated well.
- Now add in dry ingredients (flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder) in two additions and beat on low until the cookie dough forms.
- Cover and chill the dough for at least 2 hours and maximum 2 days in the fridge.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 deg F and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Roll out the cookie dough to 1/4 of an inch thickness and cut cookies using a large round cookie cutter.
- Line and bake cookies for 9-10 minutes. The cookies will appear golden on the edges at this time. Allow to cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray and cool further down on a wire rack.
To Decorate Cookies as pictured:
- Draw 2 circles using white royal icing to make snowman's body.
- Fill the rest cookie with blue royal icing. Quickly top with sprinkles before icing starts drying.
- Use toppers for face if available. Apply little icing on the back of topper and stick it on the cookie. If you don't have toppers, draw third circle to make face.
- Now fill snow man with a light coat of white icing and top with coconut. Make snowman's scarf with the leftover blue royal icing and stick those silver balls of sprinkles as buttons.
- If you'd like your shredded coconut to look finer and stick better on cookies, pulse it a few times in a blender before using. Don't grind it too much or else it may turn greasy!
- Store these Sugar Cookies:
At room temp for about a week
You can also freeze them for about 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and allow to come to room temp. before serving.