Snow Cookies

"Ok, so they aren't made out of snow. This is a recipe from my grandmother. It's now our traditional "snow" cookie. When the first frosty fingers of winter descend and the first snow falls, we drop what we are doing and make Snow Cookies. After our first snow, my friends tell me they thought of us that day as they were sure we were making Snow Cookies. This dough rolls best when really cold. Cut into snowflake shapes and dust with powdered sugar, leave plain, or cover with a royal icing and colored sugar sprinkles. Start a new family tradition and celebrate the cold! Warm up a neighbor while sharing this treat. Be sure to put a dot of flour on your nose when you are baking, so everyone knows you worked really hard. So light a fire, tell stories and munch on delicious Snow Cookies. Consider adding a couple tablespoons of lemon or some finely chopped coconut to the dough. Unsure of yield."
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Ready In:
1 batch




  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add in egg, dry ingredients and vanilla. Mix well. Refrigerate for a while if dough is too warm.
  • Roll out on lightly floured surface and cut in shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Do not allow to brown. Cool on wire rack and decorate if desired.

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My passions: faith, family, food, and anything family history related. Almost nothing I like more than to chase headstones of my dearly departed ancestors. I've been working on a family cookbook for almost 2 years. (Need to figure out how I want to actually print it.) Enjoy learning about how what I grew up eating relates to my ancestors from Croatia and Alsace primarily. Enjoy following and forming new traditions within the walls of my home. Some would say I lead a very boring and mundane life. I would say it's just what I ordered. I have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom - which is what I truly love. Feel it's the best calling anyone could ever have. I've truly been blessed!
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