If your new around here, you need to know one thing about me… one of my favourite bakes to do and share here on my blog, are my cookies. I just love how you can take a bog standard cookie recipe and completely transform it into something amazing and unique. I spend a lot of time planning cookie recipes in my head and nothing brings me more joy then going and baking my cookie idea into existence.
If you couldn’t already tell, I absolutely love being in the kitchen, baking a fresh batch of cookies to share with loved ones throughout the year. That being said, if I had to choose a time of year which is my all time favourite to bake cookies… it would, without a shadow of doubt, have be Christmas (with autumn being a close second)!
Now, if your a long-term reader of mine, you’ll know I usually go a little OTT on the cookie recipes during the festive season. Each festive cookie I have shared with you guys over the years has always been shown a lot of love. So, I couldn’t let you guys down this year… could I?
Therefore, I want you all to give a warm welcome to the first festive cookie of 2022 – my very own snow globes.
When coming up with ideas on festive cookies, I knew this year I wanted to turn it up a notch. I wanted my cookies to still be incredibly easy to make YET, I wanted them to be unique and something that will catch peoples attention straight away.
That’s when I came across a image on Pinterest which got me excited. It was a image of these amazing snow globe cookies that someone had made and without a second thought, I was planning on how I’d make my own.
I got creating and I am honestly SO unbelievably chuffed with the outcome of these. Not only are they different to anything I’ve ever made before but, I’ve made sure they are still super quick and easy to make at home yourself. Beginner or professional, these are achievable.
So, if these snow globe cookies got you inspired and wanting to create your own, grab your things and let’s get baking together:
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Chill Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes
Decorating Time: 20 Minutes
Overall Time: 60+ Minutes
Ingredients You Need For Sugar Cookies:
- 100g Of Unsalted Butter
- 100g Of Caster Sugar
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1tsp Of Vanilla Extract
- 30g Of Cornflour
- 300g Of Plain Flour
Ingredients You Need For Decorating:
- 3tsp Of Water
- 100g Of Royal Icing Sugar
- 50g Of Dedicated Coconut
Equipment You Need For Decorating:
- 2x Pack Of Four Fillable Baubles
- 8 Different Bauble Fillers
How To Make Sugar Cookies:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
- Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 100g of unsalted butter with 100g caster sugar until lighter in colour and fluffy in texture.
- One at a time, beat in the 2 large eggs and 1tsp of vanilla extract until incorporated.
- Next, add in the 30g of cornflour and 300g of plain flour and beat with the whisk until the mixture comes together into a dough (TIP: the dough may seem slightly sticky, don’t worry, that’s the perfect texture).
- Now, cut out two large pieces of parchment paper and place the dough between the two pieces of paper (TIP: I’d recommend placing one of the pieces of paper on a baking tray). Then, using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a 1inch thickness.
- Once the dough has been rolled out, place the baking tray with the rolled dough into the fridge and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
- As the chill time is coming to a end, preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
- Take the dough out the fridge, remove the top piece of parchment paper and using a medium sized circle cutter, cut out the dough and place onto the two lined baking trays, making sure there’s space between each circle to allow the cookie to spread.
- Re-roll the offcuts, cut them into circles, place them on the baking sheet and continue to do so until the entire dough has been used up.
- Now, place the baking trays into the oven for around 7-10 minutes.
- Once baked, take out the oven and leave on the baking trays for 5 minutes to allow to cool and harden, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool fully.
How To Decorate Sugar Cookies:
- When the sugar cookies have cooled completely, it’s time to decorate.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the 3tsp of water with the 100g of royal icing sugar until a slightly thick icing has been made (TIP: if your icing is too thin, add more royal icing sugar to thicken. If your icing is too thick, add a dash of water to loosen).
- Now, carefully dip the front of the cookie into the icing until the front is fully coated. Then place back onto the wire rack.
- Whilst your icing is still wet, cover the entire cookie which is iced with desiccated coconut (the coconut gives a snow like effect).
- When you’ve iced and coated the cookies, leave the cookies on the wire rack to allow the icing on the cookies to set.
- Once the icing has set, put your bauble filler ornaments in the centre the cookie (TIP: I didn’t stick mine to the cookie but if you want too, brush some left over icing onto the bottom of the ornament to allow it to stick to the cookie).
- Finally, place one half of the bauble over the top of the ornament to create a snow globe.
That’s your Sugar Cookie Snow Globes prepared, chilled, baked, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how quick and ridiculously easy these are to make YET the finished cookie has the most amazing effect!
Wether your making these for your little ones or making for a festive gathering with family & friends, I can almost guarantee that these will get people talking! Without tooting my own horn or anything, I’d say that the look of these cookies are pretty darn impressive.
Let me know in the comments below if you make these snow globes yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Do you love the outcome as much as me?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,