How to make Snow Globe Cookies?

Introduction: What are Snow Globe Cookies?

Snow Globe Cookies are a fun and festive treat that are perfect for the holiday season. These cookies are shaped like snow globes and are decorated with a variety of holiday-themed designs. The unique feature of Snow Globe Cookies is that they have a clear "window" made of sugar or gelatin that allows you to see the decorations inside the cookie.

These cookies are a great way to get into the holiday spirit and can be enjoyed by both children and adults. They also make great gifts and can be packaged in clear bags or boxes to show off their unique design.

Ingredients and Tools Needed

To make Snow Globe Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of milk

For the icing and decorations, you will need:

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Food coloring
  • Edible glitter
  • Holiday-themed sprinkles and candies

In addition to the ingredients, you will also need the following tools:

  • Rolling pin
  • Snow globe cookie cutter
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk or electric mixer
  • Decorating bags and tips

Making the Cookie Dough

To make the cookie dough, start by whisking together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and milk and mix until well combined.

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until a dough forms. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disc. Wrap the discs in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Rolling and Cutting the Cookies

Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disc of dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use the snow globe cookie cutter to cut out the cookies and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Repeat with the second disc of dough, rerolling any scraps as needed. Chill the cookies on the baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before baking.

Baking the Cookies

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparing the Icing

To prepare the icing, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until the mixture is smooth and thick. Divide the icing into separate bowls and add food coloring as desired.

Decorating the Cookies

Once the cookies have cooled, use decorating bags and tips to pipe the icing onto the cookies in your desired designs. Add holiday-themed sprinkles and candies to the icing while it is still wet.

Assembling the Snow Globe

To assemble the snow globe, use a small cookie cutter to cut out a "window" in the center of half of the cookies. Fill the window with edible glitter and place a plain cookie on top.

Adding Edible Glitter

To add the edible glitter, use a small spoon to carefully sprinkle it into the window on the assembled cookies. Be sure to use a small amount to avoid overloading the cookie.

Tips for Perfect Snow Globe Cookies

  • Chill the dough before rolling and cutting to prevent the cookies from spreading.
  • Use a small cookie cutter to cut out the "window" in the center of the cookie for a clean and uniform shape.
  • Use a small amount of edible glitter to avoid overloading the cookie and making it difficult to see the decorations inside.
  • Allow the icing to dry completely before assembling the snow globe to avoid smudging or smearing.

Storing and Serving Snow Globe Cookies

Store the Snow Globe Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to a month.

Serve the cookies as a festive treat at holiday parties or package them in clear bags or boxes to give as gifts.

Conclusion: Enjoy Your Homemade Snow Globe Cookies!

Making Snow Globe Cookies is a fun and creative way to get into the holiday spirit. With a few simple ingredients and tools, you can create a unique and festive treat that is sure to impress your family and friends. So why not try making some Snow Globe Cookies this holiday season and enjoy the delicious and magical taste of homemade cookies!

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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