This Snowy Window Cookies Tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Amy of BZ Bees Sweet Treats…The holiday season is just about coming to a close, and another cold winter is quickly approaching. While I’m never a fan of snow, there is a certain charm about watching the first few flakes fall under a bright January moon. Especially when observed from the warmth and comfort of my living room.
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps to create simple snowy window cookies….just add your own hot chocolate, PJs and cozy fireplace.
Snowy Window Cookies – What You’ll Need:
I used this notched rectangle cutter from Truly Mad Plastics, but a simple rectangle, square or even circle would also be lovely.
You’ll also need:
- Dark Blue 20 second royal icing (I used a combination of Americolor Navy and their brand new color Midnight – both available on Amazon)
- Pale Yellow 15 second icing (I dabbed a toothpick in Americolor yellow and added the tiniest amount to white icing – a little goes a long way!)
- Americolor White gel color and flat tipped food safe paintbrush
- Wilton edible wafer paper snowflakes (I found mine in the holiday baking section of Michaels)
- Piping gel or corn syrup
- White piping consistency icing
Outline and flood the entire cookie using your blue icing.
While the icing is wet, drop a small circle of yellow into one of the upper corners of your cookie (about a 2 second squeeze) Give your cookie a gentle shake to help the icing settle and allow to dry completely.
Now comes the messy (but oh so fun!) part. Be sure to cover your work area with paper towels before you begin. Add a few drops of white gel color to a shallow bowl and dip the tip of your brush into your “paint”.
Using your index finger gently pull back the bristles and allow the gel color to splatter onto your cookie. Repeat until you have your desired amount of snow.
Allow the snowflake splatters to dry before moving on to the next step.
I just loved these edible snowflake accents when I spotted them at my local craft store. If you can’t find them you can also use some cute snowflake sprinkles. If you’re using sprinkles instead of the wafer paper accents, simply attach each sprinkle using a tiny dot of white piping consistency icing.
If using the wafer paper accents, gently brush the backs of them with a thin layer of piping gel or clear corn syrup. Don’t over saturate the snowflakes of they will start to disintegrate.
Working with one flake at a time, gently adhere the accents to your cookie.
If you have allowed the cookies to dry overnight, you can flip them over to help the snowflakes dry smoothly onto your cookie.
Next it’s time to frame the window. Pipe a double outline all around the border of your cookie. Add a vertical line directly down the center, and 1-2 horizontal lines depending on the size and shape you’ve chosen.
Allow the cookies to dry completely before handling.
Sending you the warmest winter wishes!
We’d like to extend a big THANK YOU to Amy for sharing these beautiful cookies with us. Be sure to follow her on Facebook & Instagram for adorable cookie decorating ideas. You can also order cookies from her! Check out the FAQ section of her website for more information.