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These gorgeous Snow Globe Cookies are topped with a wonderful clear shell. They look so amazing and impressive, and are perfect for the holidays! Snow Globe Cookies take Christmas Cookies to the next level. They are cute, delicious, and look BEAUTIFUL on the holiday table!
Snow Globe Cookies
I want everyone to succeed at making these, so I’ve included both a photo tutorial AND a video tutorial for you! These snow globe cupcakes are both fun to look at, and delicious to eat. Our version uses sugar cookies, topped with vanilla frosting, shredded coconut, and mini Christmas ornaments. Shake up some Christmas magic this holiday season!
We could have just cut a sugar cookie in the shape of a snow globe, put some pretty frosting on it, and called it a day. But, that is not how we operate here at Smart School House! I wanted to take it to the next level and have the snow globe “glass” look like a real snow globe.
Best of all, it was super easy to do!! The topper is a clear ornament, which come in a variety of sizes. In our case, I used a cup to make the sugar cookies a bit larger. Who doesn’t love BIG cookies? My kids were soooo excited! You can use pre-made sugar cookie dough (like I did) or your own homemade sugar cookie dough.
Keep an eye on the sugar cookies as they bake because they burn very easily. In fact, I prefer to take the cookies out of the oven when the edges turn gold. The centers continue to cook on the hot cookie sheet. To fill the snow globes, I used some trinkets I found at the local craft store. I find that miniature tree ornaments work GREAT! You can also use fondant cupcake toppers or a number of other things!
Snow Globe Cookies
Just make sure they are small enough to fit under the ornaments you plan to use on top of the cookies. I found this type of ornament at Hobby Lobby but they carry them at most craft stores or you can find them online here. These ornaments break in half, making them perfect snow globe toppers. I love that these clear ornaments make the snow globe cookies totally transparent… and GORGEOUS!
The clear ornament I used are on the larger size, just as a reference:) The size of your cookies will depend on the size of your ornaments. I LOVE food crafting! Let your creativity run wild and remember that no two Snow Globe Cookies are alike!
I displayed a few Snow Globe Cookies on turning cake stand around the rest of my holiday table decor. Food that is both gorgeous looking and fun to eat is what the holiday season is all about. Give these snow globe cookies as gifts or make them with your kids and grandchildren. They will most certainly be the most popular at a Christmas cookie exchange party!
More Easy and Adorable Christmas Treats by Smart School House:
Christmas Tree Brownies
Polar Bear Paw Marshmallows
Christmas Trees Made with Pretzels
Candy Cane Reindeer
Meringue Christmas Trees
How to Make Snow Globe Cookies
Snow Globe Cookies
You Will Need
- Sugar cookie dough – the premade dough works GREAT!
- Vanilla frosting
- Shredded coconut or white sprinkles
Other Supplies Needed:
- Clear ornaments that can be assembled in halves
- I found them at my local craft story (Hobby Lobby or Michaels). You also find a huge assortment online HERE
- Small Christmas trinkets, like miniature ornaments, Christmas fondant cupcake toppers, etc.
- Also found at craft stores
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Wax paper
- Cup or something to cut the cookies to the size to match your clear ornament (sizes will vary)
- Preheat oven to temperature according to the sugar cookie dough you’re using (pre-made dough is usually 350°)
- Press sugar cookie dough onto wax paper. If the dough is cold, simply work the dough in your hands because it warms up quickly.
- Make the dough about 1/2″ thick.
- Use the rim of a cup that is similar in size the the clear ornament toppers you have to use to create the sugar cookies
- Keep in mind that the dough will expand during baking
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Bake sugar cookies according to the cookie dough directions (about 10 minutes)
- Keep in mind that sugar cookies burn QUICKLY! I highly recommend removing them from the oven when the edges turn gold and allow them to cool on the baking sheet… they continue to cook!
- Frost the cookies with vanilla/white frosting
- Add miniature ornaments to the center of the cookies
- Sprinkle shredded coconut over the trinkets and white frosting
- Top with a clear ornament! The frosting will keep everything in place
I’ve also found about a 2 1/2″ clear plastic dish that would work great. These would be great for person or class parties.