Glitter Snowflake Cookies and Stuck Santas

December 22, 2013

We are coming to the end of three days of snow, rain and freezing rain.  It’s very white outside and the trees are glistening encrusted in their coating of ice.

Today seems to be a good day to share with you my glitter snowflake cookies and as we are so close to Christmas, I’ll be also sharing my Stuck Santa cookies.  After this post, I have one more Christmas themed cookie to share with you before the holidays kick in.

I’d like to say that the glitter snowflake cookies were inspired by all the snow we’ve had so far this winter but that’s not the case.  Rather, a deep red gift bag adorned with bright white snowflakes is where the idea for these cookies came from.

White Snowflake Cookies on a Deep Red Glitter Background

My Stuck Santa cookies were inspired by those originally done by Callye from The Adventures of Sweet Sugar Belle back in December of 2011.  She did various designs of this theme and all her cookies are wonderful.  You can bet the kids will get a kick out of having a decorated cookie with Santa’s boots sticking out of the chimney!

Stuck Santa Royal Icing Decorated Cookies

To make the glitter snowflake cookies pipe and then flood your cookies in any background colour you prefer.  I chose red.

Glitter Snowflake Cookie Piped in Red Glitter Snowflake Cookie Flooded in Red

Leave your cookies to dry overnight before brushing with a mixture of red glitter dust and a small amount of vodka.

Once you have brushed the red glitter over all the cookies, you can start piping your snowflake pattern with white piping icing.

Cookies with White Piped Snowflakes on a Background of Red Glitter Royal Icing


Pretty Snowflake Patter on Red Glitter Royal Icing Background

Using my Kopykake projector I trace with edible marker, the outline for the Stuck Santas.  Once traced, I used black piping icing to pipe over the trace lines.

Stuck Santa Outlined with Black Piping Icing

Using a mixture of orange and copper I created the flood icing I wanted for the chimney and once flooded, used black piping icing to *draw* the chimney bricks.

Chimney for Stuck Santa Cookies Flooded

Chimney Bricks for Stuck Santa Cookies created using Black Piping Icing

Next step was to flood Santa’s pants with red flood icing and his boots with black flood icing.

Stuck Santa Boots Flooded with Black Flood Icing and Santa Pants Flooded with Red Flood Icing

Final two steps was to add white flood icing on Santa’s Boot tops and do some white dotting around the cookie for *snow*

Stuck Santa Cookies with Fur Added to Boot Tops and Snowy Background Piped

Totally optional is to brush the white furry boot tops with clear corn syrup and then shake some white sanding sugar over the area.

Cookie Decorated with Royal Icing Showing Santa Stuck Head Down in the Chimney.You can also use white piping and flood icing to create some snow at the top of the chimney.  I had every intention of doing that but to be honest with you, I completely forgot and did not even notice that I hadn’t done it until I wrote this post!

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Sharon December 23, 2013 at 1:11 am

I think a little sparkle is the perfect touch! Merry Christmas to you and yours!


Hani/Hanielas December 23, 2013 at 7:01 am

Paula, these are super cute, I especially adore the snowflakes, bright red background really makes them pop.
Merry Christmas Paula!


Paula December 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Merry Christmas Hani! Thank you for all your support over this past year. All the best to you and yours!


Renee - Kudos Kitchen December 23, 2013 at 7:10 am

These are so very fun and festive! I especially love Santa’s boots sticking out of the fireplace. I hadn’t seen Sweet Sugar Belles original, but I really like your adaptation.
I hope your Christmas is just as sweet as you are, Paula and I wish you all sorts of wonderful things in the coming new year! Merry Christmas to you and your entire family! XO Renee


Paula December 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Thank you so much for you lovely Christmas wishes. I hope the same for you and your family Renee. So grateful for our friendship. XO


The Partiologist December 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

Paula – I love your snowflake and stuck santa cookies! Your santa has just the right amount of sparkle and you’re right – the red background on the snowflake really does make them pop! Merry Christmas!


Paula December 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Merry Christmas Kim. May your holidays be as elegant and as delightful as all your parties you have shared with us this past year.


Rita December 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Lovely cookies. We don’t have any snow. I’d like to see the immaculate white everywhere. Merry Christmas, Paula dear to you and to your family.
Wish you all the best!


Paula December 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I would really miss not having snow for Christmas. I hope you get a little by tomorrow evening! Merry Christmas to you and yours Rita.


Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie December 23, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Haha – poor santa! And, beautiful snowflakes :) Have a wonderful holiday, Paula!


Paula December 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Thank you Jennifer. Wishing you and your husband a magical Christmas with your beautiful new daughter ;)


Kathia December 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Paula, these cookies are too cute to eat, I love the snowflakes with the bright red background
Happy Holidays!!!


Paula December 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Thank you Kathia. Merry Christmas!


Choc Chip Uru December 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm

What a lovely sparkly Christmas cookie my friend :D
Though Santa looks a little uncomfortable!



Paula December 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Merry Christmas. Hoping it is wonderful for you. All the best to you and continued success with your blog in the coming year.


Melissa December 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I love the cookies. I have always wanted to do upside down Santa’s but didn’t have the “cutter”. Ha!! I love them on the rounds. Merry Christmas Paula


Jacquee December 25, 2013 at 10:42 am

Hahahaa – loving that stuck Santa and your snowflakes are beautiful! Seems I’ve missed a number of your posts…


Lora December 30, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I love both these designs. The snowflakes are so pretty and the stuck santas – haha. Love.


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