Snowflake Cookies

Snowflake Cookies

8 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 40 m
Patty Morris
Recipe by  Patty Morris

“This is my mom's Christmas cookie recipe that the kids and I have made for years. Great fun to make and decorate.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 2 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream the shortening with the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Sift the flour and salt into the creamed mixture and stir in gradually. Chill dough for at least one hour.
  3. Roll the chilled dough out to 1/8 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 6 to 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before decorating.

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L.M. Thorne

L.M. Thorne

I don't rate it unless it's five stars and this IS five stars! This is sugar cookie and so easy to make no tweaking required! This is my first time making these and I love that it is so esay to make and sooo delicious and yummy!! Ingredients are just right!!



This is the same cut out cookie recipe that I have used for several years. It is easy to make and wonderful for elaborate decorations. This is one that I use each Christmas for the cookie baskets, that I am famous for. It's not so much the flavor that everyone loves but the decoration on top. The only thing I do different is use two 1/4" dowell rods when rolling out the dough to make sure each cookie is the same height and bake evenly.



These are okay. The dough was great for cutouts. 1/8 inch thick though seemed a bit thin and we had trouble getting them on the cookie sheet. We rolled the next ones a little thicker about 1/4 inch, and they were much easier to work with. Flavor was so-so, just a sugar cookie. A little dense, heavier texture than what I prefer. This is a nice sturdy cookie perfect for little hands to decorate.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 409 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs
  • 54.9 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 53 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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