winter shortbread snowflake cookies

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups softened unsalted butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour 1 tbsp vanilla extract

winter shortbread snowflake cookies

STEP 1: mix softened butter, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl, then add flour one cup at a time

winter shortbread snowflake cookies

STEP 2: use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out your cookies (mine are William Sonoma snowflakes in various sizes)

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STEP 3: bake in over at 350 degrees farenheit until the edges turn golden and the cookies are still soft and let them cool 

winter shortbread snowflake cookies

STEP 4: take icing sugar (or powdered sugar with 3 tbsp corn starch) adding a spoon of milk at a time until it’s very thick liquid

winter shortbread snowflake cookies

STEP 5: ice them, decorate, let dry, and serve with cold milk!

winter shortbread cookies

This is a very simple cookie recipe I make all the time throughout the year with all my cookie cutters but particularly in the winter with my snowflakes! It’s a very simple traditional scottish shortbread with a bit of vanilla and a glaze icing that is pretty impossible to mess up. Maybe you will want to give it a try! If you’re feeling like a domestic goddess you absolutely must visit my mom’s new Etsy shop! She sources the most beautiful home ware from all over that is vintage, antique, and above all beautiful. She has everything from old silver, tea sets, Marie Antoinette and poodle figurines, to beautiful linens. A must see…shop Maison French-Kissed!

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  1. January 7, 2013

    What’s the blue for? To add a hint of color to the icing?

  2. January 7, 2013

    I definitely want to try!!

  3. January 7, 2013

    amazing cookies! *.*

  4. January 7, 2013

    OH MY…!!! These looks so yummy yummy! I’d try this recipe when I learn how to cook… This is one of my resolutions for this year and… it has Vanilla flavour and that’s my favorite one…. This is a MUST-TRY!
    Thanks so much for sharing it with us. :-)

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  6. January 7, 2013

    Wow, these are *almost* too pretty to eat!

    Becky | x

  7. January 7, 2013

    yummy & beautiful!!!

  8. January 7, 2013

    This looks so nice!! Love your plates :)

  9. January 7, 2013

    Wow ils ont l’air vraiment trés réussis! Chapeau aussi pour la présentation!

  10. January 7, 2013

    If they’re as tasty as they are pretty, these must be a real treat!

  11. January 7, 2013

    Your pictures always transport me to a beautiful dream world. A whimsical mix of The Picnic at Hanging Rock and good old fashioned Frenchiness. Love it. Keep the posts coming and Happy new Year!

  12. January 7, 2013

    They look so yummy! Will be definitely giving these a try come winter time for us.
    Emily xx

  13. January 8, 2013

    These look mouthwatering! I’ll look forward to making some soon.

    with grace & gumption,

  14. January 8, 2013

    Oh wow, they look so pretty, and delicious!

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    January 8, 2013

    where is that whisk from? !

  16. January 8, 2013

    They look amazing and delicious! And I love your tray.

  17. January 10, 2013

    These look so sweet <3 I love the photography just as much as the cookies. I will gladly try your recipe the next time I want to make cookies so thanks for sharing. x

  18. January 11, 2013

    Lovely! I have a thing for pretty packaging so I especially love the first picture of this post. Jolie :)

  19. January 22, 2013

    I love simple and tasty recipes so I’m going to give this a whirl. Stunning photography!