Snowy Tree Sugar Cookies

Posted on November 11, 2013
Good Morning, Everybody! So since we are supposed to get our first snow of the season sometime this week (it may even be today! And even if it’s just a dusting, it still counts!), I thought it would be appropriate to share these Snowy Tree Sugar Cookies with you today! I used my favorite sugar cookie and royal icing recipes to make these (you can find both of them in THIS post), and you could even sprinkle some shimmery sugar on top of the “snow” to make it look sparkly! Sugar cookies are one of my favorite cookies, and I always have some frozen dough in my freezer, which is a great time saver. And with all the Christmas baking being just a couple of weeks away, I hope these little cookies give you some inspiration!
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Happy Baking, Everyone!

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  • Kate November 11, 2013 at 11:17 am

    They really do look like they’ve been dusted with snow – well done!

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks, Kate! They were so fun to decorate 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon November 11, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Cute cookies.

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you!

  • Poppy November 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    TOO pretty to eat?…Yes, but I wouldn’t be able to resist!

    Poppy

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Poppy!

  • Ashley C. November 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I love these! So pretty!

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks so much, Ashley!

  • Linda Sears November 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    We are going to take our Christmas Cookie Decorating to new heights this year, thanks to you! These sweet treats are works of art, thanks for the recipes and tips and inspiration

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Linda! Hope you have fun decorating your cookies this Christmas! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Lady of the Manor November 11, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    These looks delicious!!

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Brigette Olmos-Arreola November 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    These are too cute!

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks, Brigette!

  • Sue November 12, 2013 at 2:35 am

    The snowy branches look fantastic! I need to try this:)

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Sue! These were so fun to decorate, especially because you don’t have to worry about the white icing looking perfect since it’s supposed to look like snow! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • My Life of Travels and Adventures November 12, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Oh my. Those are adorable. I love sugar cookies so I will be sure to add these to our Christmas Cookie List this year. I’d love it if you linked up with our weekly link up party and shared these amazing cookies!
    http://www.mylifeoftravelsandadventures.com/2013/11/awesome-things-tuesday-week-1.html

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Marysa November 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

    These are so pretty! I would love to make these, although I’m not sure I could make them look as good as you did!

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • cooking with curls November 12, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Those are so adorable! I really need to start decorating cookies this way, so are so much prettier! 🙂

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much! I love decorating cookies, especially around the holidays! Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend! 🙂

  • BurntApple November 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

    What beautiful cookies! I envy your abilities. 🙂 Pinned these so we could make them at Christmas–or in January when it’s freezing cold and all I want is my blanket and a warm fire.

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Joy November 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Wow, I am in awe of your artistry, Maria! These are just incredibly adorable. I am going straight to your sugar cookie/royal icing recipes as soon as I post this comment. I can pretend that they will enable me to make cookies like yours! 😀

    Thank you for creating such lovely work!

    Love, Joy

  • Joy November 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    P.S. What tools do you use to apply your royal icing? Thank you. 🙂

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, Joy! As for what tools I use to apply the royal icing…. I use simple pastry bags (plastic disposable ones from Wilton) and I cut the tip off. I always outline the cookies first and then “flood” the interior with the icing.

    • Joy November 16, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you for the info!

  • Megan Turner November 14, 2013 at 5:47 am

    These are perfect! Wish I could decorate cookies like that.

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Megan!

  • Chris Coyle November 14, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I feel like an idiot now! Why have I never thought to add snow! I’ve added Christmas ornaments, lights, garland, but never snow! Great idea! 🙂 [#PinItThurs]

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Chris!

  • Simply Suzannes at Home November 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    How stinkin’ cute! My kids would love these.
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Suzanne

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Custom Comforts November 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Love your sweet little cookies. They look simple enough to make and even though making cookies is not my thing, I may have to try these. They would make delightful gifts. Thanks for sharing. Going to Pin this for later use.
    Cindy

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you so much, Cindy!

  • Alexis Middleton November 16, 2013 at 11:07 am

    These are just adorable! Simple and beautiful. And I’m guessing, tasty. 😉 I would love it if you linked it up to the Handmade Holiday Link Party! http://persialou.blogspot.com/2013/11/handmade-holiday-link-party.html 🙂

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks, Alexis!

  • paula boudreaux November 16, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Yum! I love christmas cookies…I found you on Twigg Studios linky party and I am now following so I can {try} to replicate your cookies! Thanks for the inspiration! I would love for you to vist my blog, paulaboudreaux.blogspot.com !

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Paula!

  • redcrowgreencrow November 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Oh, how cute! I wish I was better at frosting than I am. My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, now open. All entries get pinned. I would love to have you link up! This week’s round is still open!

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks so much, Katie!

  • Cyndi Buchanan November 16, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you for this great recipe! I just shared your recipe on my blog featuring cookies for cookie swaps. I hope you don’t mind! : ) http://momelite.com/great-cookie-exchange/

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks, Cyndi! As long as you link back to my blog you are welcome to use it! 🙂 Glad you liked these, have a great weekend!

  • Natasha Mairs (Serenity You) November 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    these are so sweet!! would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday that is going on right now

    Natasha @ Serenity You

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much, Natasha!

  • Jelli B. November 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    So pretty! I hope I kept my Christmas tree cutters. Pinned instantly.

    • Maria November 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Julia Nyanyo November 17, 2013 at 5:59 am

    These are so lovely, I’ve never tried anything so professional looking myself. You make it look easy/achievable. Do they go soggy (the biscuits I mean) once the icing is on or does that depend on what icing you use? I’m wondering if I could make these as gifts and if so how soon before needing them I would have to make them?

    • Maria November 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Julia! The cookies didn’t really get soggy (maybe we ate them too fast! Ha!), I’m thinking they would last and look nice for a couple of days, it probably depends on the kind of icing you use.

  • bakinginpyjamas.com November 17, 2013 at 6:28 am

    I love these, they are so festive and pretty. Visiting from Saturday Night Fever. Laura@baking in pyjamas

    • Maria November 17, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Thank you so much!

  • Kathy November 17, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Wow! Definitely pinning these. They look too pretty to eat.

    • Maria November 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Kathy!

  • Andi Gleeson November 17, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Did you get snow after all? What perfect cookies! I love these cute little trees. Thanks for sharing them with us at Saturday Night Fever!

    • Maria November 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Thank you so much! And it didn’t snow! I was so disappointed! It’s pretty cold though, so maybe it’ll snow one of these days! Hope you had a good weekend!

  • Amy @ Homey Oh My! November 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Everything you make is gorgeous, Maria! These cookies are perfect.

    • Maria November 17, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      That’s so sweet of you to say Amy! And trust me, I also make lots of messes in the kitchen! 😉 Hope you had a good weekend!

  • Kathryn Ferguson Griffin November 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    These are sooo cute! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Maria November 17, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked the cookies 🙂

  • Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above November 17, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Your cookies are so cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  • Tea Cottage Pretties November 19, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Adorable cookies!!! Just perfect. Hugs, Beverly

  • Katrina Bahl November 19, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    These are just adorable!

  • Natasha Mairs November 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks for linking these up to serenity saturday link party, I#ll be featuring these tomorrow at Serenity You

    Natasha x

  • Maria November 23, 2013 at 8:24 am

    These cookies are beautiful! I would love for you to share them at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party http://kraftycardsetc.com/2013/11/krafty-inspiration-thursday-link-party-18.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Maria

  • Lauren Mays December 10, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Your sugar cookies are all so beautiful! I may use them again for my classroom like we did for Halloween. If I teach the kids to decorate like these, how should I pipe the snow on the branches?
    http://friedgreenkimchi.com/2014/10/17/ghost-cookies-in-the-classroom/

    • Maria December 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks so much, Lauren! To pipe the snow on the branches… I usually flood the whole cookie with the green icing, and then once it’s set, I pipe the “snow” on with white icing, just sort of around the branches. Hope that helps, and that the kids have fun decorating! 🙂

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