Glitter Snowflake Cookies and Stuck Santas

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!

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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