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3 Ways to Decorate a Snowflake Cookie

3 Ways to Decorate a Snowflake Cookie

A fellow Vermonter, Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, is known for being the first person to photograph snowflakes under a microscope. He photographed his first snow crystal in 1885, and over decades of photographing thousands of snowflakes, he found that no two snowflakes were the same. The snowflake cookie cutter holds a special place here at Ann Clark, adored for how fun it is to decorate. We've seen thousands of our customers' and friends' snowflake cookies, and no two look quite the same. Below are three unique ways that you can decorate a snowflake cookie. And remember to get creative with it--the beauty of snowflakes lies in their varying patterns and designs.

Elegant Brush Embroidery Snowflakes

This simple method requires just one consistency and color of royal icing and a food-safe paintbrush. By brushing the icing as you go, you can create an elegant and intricate design that is deceivingly simple to do.

Get the tutorial here.

Watch how to make snowflake cookies using the brush embroidery method:

Classic Gingerbread Snowflakes

Gingerbread cookie dough provides a striking contrast to the white royal icing used in this design. This design offers a lot of creative freedom--play around with adding dots and lines to make snowflake cookies as unique as snowflakes themselves.

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Watch how to make gingerbread snowflake cookies:

Colorful Royal Icing Snowflake Sugar Cookies

By using a solid flood base, you can create a kaleidoscope of background colors for your piped royal icing details.

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Watch how to make colorful snowflake cookies:

Happy decorating! As Snowflake Bentley said, "Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind." As cookies are meant to be eaten, snowflakes are destined to melt. However, their fleeting beauty offers endless inspiration for creative expression.

Cookies decorated by Laura Luk of Butterfly Bakes Cookie Decorating

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