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Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 178
  • Yield: 20 cookies
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Refrigerate: 2 hrs
  • Bake: 12 mins at 350°F
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  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing
  • Sparkling sugar, silver dragees and other decorations


  1. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla in a large bowl until blended. Stir in flour mixture. Gather into a ball; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees . Roll out dough with a lightly floured rolling pin on a floured surface to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut with assorted-size snowflake cookie cutters. Place on ungreased baking sheets, 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until just browned at edges. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  3. Spread some of the cookies with thinned Royal Icing; let dry. Pipe designs onto cookies with thicker icing; sprinkle with sugar or top with silver dragees. Let icing dry 1 hour before stacking cookies.


  • Recipe courtesy of Healthclothing's, Julie Miltenberger, Executive Food Editor 20+ years working in the magazine test kitchen; avid baker; contributor to four Healthclothing cookbooks


  • "When cutting out cookies, tightly fit shapes together, almost like a puzzle, so there won't be as many scraps to re-roll."

Nutrition Information for Snowflakes

PER SERVING: 178 cal., 5 g total fat (3 g sat. fat), 43 mg sodium, 32 g carb. (23 g sugars), 2 g pro.