Shortbread Snowflakes
Serves: 4 dozen
The Cookie
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
The Glaze
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4 tbsp. milk (depending on your desired consistency)
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar for Dusting
The Cookie
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Add the flour, one cup at a time until fully incorporated.
  3. Roll out on a well floured surface to ¼" thick. Cut into snowflakes, or your favorite shape and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool completely on a cooling rack.
The Glaze
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Drop the cookies into the glaze one by one, and place on cooling rack to dry.
  3. Once the glaze has dried, dust the cookies with powdered sugar.
  4. Store in a covered container for up to three weeks.
Three ingredients make this a super simple recipe! And while the dough rolls out beautifully, it tends to want to stick inside the smaller crevices of a cookie cutter. To prevent that, just dip the cookie cutter into a small bowl of flour, and shake off the excess. It works every time!
Recipe by Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs at