Winter is on its way! Snowman and snowflake cookies are a favorite of the season, and in this video I show you how to get creative with your cookie press to make beautiful, whimsical cookies that shimmer like snow.
This is mainly a video tutorial but here’s the cookie dough recipe, quick basic instructions, and some photos of the pressed cookies and baked results.
Powdered Sugar Butter Spritz
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened (not melted) I always suggest using Land O Lakes butter, as I know it will consistently cream well. Some generic butters result in a very stiff dough!
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda and set aside. Cream the butter very well with an electric mixer on its highest setting. Then add the powdered sugar and cream again until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly. Add the flour mixture and mix until all ingredients are evenly combined , but do not over-mix as that can make spritz dough too stiff.
You can always troubleshoot a spritz dough by adding water or vanilla extract a teaspoon at a time to stiff, dry dough, or adding flour a tablespoon at a time to overly sticky or soft dough. Perfect spritz dough has a soft malleable texture that is not too sticky or too stiff.
Press with disks of your choice using a cookie press onto un-greased cookie sheets.
If you have any dough or pressing issues look at the troubleshooting page on the main menu of this blog at the top of the page. 🙂 I discuss dough and pressing in the video, too!
*NOTE: As of our 2019 Re-Opening our new disks are made of a solid white material, but the designs are exactly the same, and press identically. Here are the Snowflakes Disk set and Gingerbread Disk Set that has the snowman.
Our website has all of our 200+ disk shapes, cookie press, embossed rolling pins, baking accessories plus more about our Women/Family Owned company! impressbakeware.com
All products are on our Etsy shop.
Our cookie press and disks and embossed rolling pins are also available on Amazon.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 6 to 10 minutes. Check early and often as spritz cookies brown quickly. Let sit 2 or 3 minutes and move to cooking rack. Makes about 70 cookies.
Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons water
Dip cookies- pattern-side-down in the glaze. Allow to drain on cooling rack. Poke a hole in the snowflake centers with a toothpick to help drain the thick glaze so the pattern will show well. While partially wet (for blue) or just slightly set (for white) use a decorating brush to apply shimmering dust by tapping the brush above the cookie and letting the dust fall upon it.
Luster dust is what makes this beautiful presentation possible! I use it so often in my recipe posts that this year (2022) we’ve started selling it on our website and Etsy shop! We chose to partner with an American company, Bakell, that makes dusts here in the USA. They make gorgeous dusts that are silky, vibrant, and a joy to work with. Their 4 gram jars last and last. A little goes a long way!
NOTE: Always make sure you are using EDIBLE dusts! Some luster/pearl/glitter dusts on the market are “non-toxic” but that does not mean they are edible. Plenty of brands have actual food ingredients and are marked “edible”. ONLY use those for safety’s sake!
For the snowflakes, add sugar pearls in the centers to finish.
For the snowmen, use icing to add eyes, buttons, and scarf. Use orange jimmies-type sprinkles for noses.
To get a good feel for this decorating technique, watch the video. It includes dough comments and pressing techniques and troubleshooting. Enjoy!
As always, Happy Baking!
Disk Designer/Co-Owner at Impress! Bakeware, LLC
Our website has all of our 200+ disk shapes, cookie press, embossed rolling pins, luster dusts, baking accessories plus more about our Women/Family Owned company! impressbakeware.com
All products are on our Etsy shop.
Our cookie press, disks, and embossed rolling pins are also available on Amazon
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The Snowflakes and Gingerbread Disk sets:
Our new streamlined website is finally up! Get creative this Holiday Season with our 28 unique sets of Cookie Press Disks & the new Impress! Cookie Press. Learn with our recipe tutorials & decorating blog, with expert advice & troubleshooting tips. The press & 12 other disk sets are ready for purchase now, & more will be available as they come in stock! Happy Baking! ~Susie the Disk Designer www.impressbakeware.com
Our products are also available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Impress+Bakeware&ref=bl_dp_s_web_0
Read here about our new cookie press and 5 new disk sets: https://creativecookiepress.com/2019/11/05/were-back-meet-our-new-disks-and-press/
What a great site! Cannot wait to try.
Thanks Peg! I’m delighted that you’re excited about what we’re doing. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Baking! ~Susie the Disk Designer
On the recipe for Powdered Sugar Butter Cookies, the ingredients stated 1 T baking powder, but the directions said baking soda. I believe you use baking soda, not the powder. Am I correct?
Hi Sarah thanks for catching my typo! I am using baking powder, not soda. The recipe here in this post is correct.
thanks Susie for responding so quickly. In the meantime, I looked at all your recipes that I have from you, and they were all made with b. powder, so I figured it was to be that and not soda. It’s been a long time since I emailed you. I’m so happy for you that you are now married or are getting married. Many blessings to you all. Looking forward to the new website.
Sarie!!! It is so good to hear from you! I hope you’re doing well and enjoying life and baking. Thanks for the congrats- yes, I have a whole new life here in Arizona with a wonderful man I married in June. Doing my best to figure out Impress from here. Take care and keep in touch! ~Susie xo