Bring the beauty of winter indoors with these sparkling Snow Globe Winter Cookies. Decorating Christmas cookies is a fun activity for a cold and blistery day, and these holiday cookies make for a fun decorating project that you could give out to family and friends. Silver Pearl Dust helps make the base of these snow globes sparkle, and you can create beautiful mounds and flakes of snow using a variety of easy piping techniques. Show your loved ones how much they mean to you by decorating Christmas cookies for all your friends and family!
Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint icing in the following shades:
Blue = 2 cups white icing + 1B
Gray = 2 cups white icing + 1BK
Reserve 2 cups icing white
At least two days in advance, bake and cool snow globe cookies.
Prepare Royal Icing according to directions. Tint following color formulas above. Thin blue and 1 ½ cups each gray and white icing to the count of 10. Place full-strength gray and white icing in parchment bags fitted with tip 3.
Outline globe of cookies with full-strength white icing. Outline base of cookies with full-strength gray icing. Let dry 1 hour.
Place thinned blue icing in parchment bag; cut small opening in the tip and flow in globe of cookie. Place thinned gray icing in parchment bag; cut small opening in the tip and flow in base. Let dry 6-8 hours.
Place thinned white icing in parchment bag; cut small tip off and flow in left side of hill. Let dry 1-2 hours. Flow in right side of hill.
Pipe a tip 3 full strength grey curved lines on base center. Let dry 3-4 hours.
Using thinned down white icing in a parchment bag with small tip cut off, pipe dots and teardrop shapes for trees of various heights. Pipe dots for snowfall. Let dry overnight.
Combine equal amounts of silver Pearl Dust and lemon extract; Paint gray snow globe base. Let dry, 10-15 minutes.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.
The delicate detail of wintry icing designs really stands out! Use Square Double Cut-Outs to cut the cookies, then ice with Color Flow icing and highlight with gold and bronze Pearl Dust Edible Accents before decorating.
Curves are traced and perfectly placed to give this cookie design a 3-D look! Cut cookies using the Tree Comfort Grip Cutter. Then use FoodWriter Edible Color Markers to trace the tree pattern and lines, and decorate sections using several shades of Color Flow Icing.