Do you have snow in your part of the world? We took a recent trip to Colorado over Thanksgiving and there was no snow. It was a little shocking to see bare mountains in Colorado during winter. For now, we can dream about snow. But in the meantime, let’s warm up that kitchen and make a batch of decorated sugar cookies. This set of Christmas trees and snowflakes cookies is fun and simple to make. They look special with the shimmery sanding sugar details. If you are new to cookie decorating this is a great place to start. However, if you have more experience decorating cookies, they also double as a creative outlet for you.

The real key is to make a lot of decorated cookies so you can share them as hostess gifts over the holidays. While we used our classic sugar cookie recipe here, you can easily substitute our gluten free gingerbread recipe or gluten free chocolate sugar cookie recipe for a darker canvas for your designs. Regardless of the recipe you use, your kitchen is going to smell delicious. Make a batch today!

Supplies needed to make Christmas Trees and Snowflakes Cookies:

Steps to make the Christmas tree cookie:

Outline tree cookie using pipe consistency icing.
Fill cookie with flood consistency icing. Allow to dry.
Now, add stripes of “snow” along the tops of the branches using pipe consistency icing.
Immediately pour sanding sugar over the wet icing and shake off excess. Then add a tree trunk.

Steps to make the snowflake cookies number 1:

Outline cookie using pipe consistency icing.
Fill cookie using flood consistency icing. Allow to dry.
Next, add snowflake design using pipe consistency icing.
Draw lines across the primary points and add a chevron shape in between.
Immediately pour sanding sugar over the design while still wet. Shake off excess sanding sugar.

Steps to make snowflake cookie number 2:

Outline cookie using pipe consistency icing.
Fill cookie using flood consistency icing.
Add a design using pipe consistency icing. Draw lines across all points and add chevron points at the tip of each line.
Add sanding sugar and shake off excess.

Steps to make snowflake cookie number 3:

Outline snowflake using pipe consistency icing.
Fill snowflake with flood consistency icing. Allow to dry.
Add a design using pipe consistency icing. Let’s keep this one simple, just add across all the points.
Add the sanding sugar and shake off excess sugar. This makes a simple design look special.

Christmas Trees and Snowflake Cookies:

Christmas trees and snowflake cookies

Watch this YouTube video to see how we made Christmas Trees and Snowflake Cookies: