Tiffany Snowflake Cookies

“Dear Santa, I’ve been a very good girl this year. Hopefully, when you see the beautifully decorated Tiffany Snowflake Cookies that I baked for you, the cookies will give you a hint of what I would like for Christmas this year. I would be thrilled to find a little Tiffany Blue box the same color as these cookies under the Christmas tree with something that sparkles inside.”

Tiffany Snowflake Cookies

Tiffany Snowflake Cookies

If you decide to leave these snowflake cookies for Santa like I will be doing, I can’t guarantee that you or I will find a Tiffany Blue box under the tree on Christmas morning. However, I do think the cookies will be very much appreciated by whoever eats them.

I Will Be Leaving Tiffany Snowflake Cookies For Santa

I Will Be Leaving Tiffany Snowflake Cookies For Santa

I’m baking dozens of various of cookies this holiday season to give to friends and neighbors and as special “thank you” gifts. I will be placing the Tiffany snowflake cookies into individual cellophane packages, tying them with a ribbon, and adding pretty gift tags. I will be giving some of the pretty packages to our friends who come to the annual Christmas open house party that my husband and I have each year.

Tiffany Snowflakes For Guests To Take Home

Tiffany Snowflakes For Guests To Take Home

I have made the same sugar cookie recipe for years. It is crisp, not overly sweet, and doesn’t spread so you can have a perfectly shaped cookie after it is baked. Once the sugar cookies are baked and cooled, they are covered with royal icing and decorated with sprinkles and candy pearls.

Sugar Cookies

About 3 dozen 4 – 4 1/2 inch cookies or 5 dozen 2 – 2 1/2 inch cookies

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar

Cream the softened butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and then add the egg, vanilla and almond extracts. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and crème of tartar and mix well. Gather into a ball, divide into four discs, wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours or until firm.

Roll out one disc at a time between two sheets of plastic wrap to about an 1/8 inch thick. Remove the top sheet of plastic wrap and cut out the snowflakes. Remove the cut outs from the plastic wrap and place about an inch apart on a Silpat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm up.  Gather all the scrapes, form into a disc, cover with plastic wrap, chill until firm and repeat. Bake for about 8 minutes or until light brown on the edges. Remove from the oven  and cool on the cookie sheets for a couple of minutes to firm up then use a spatula and place them on cooling racks.

Royal Icing

  • 1 lb. (about 4 c.) powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Meringue powder
  • 6 Tbsp. warm water (additional Tbsp. or two for thinning)

Making sure that bowl and beaters are free from any oil, add the sugar and meringue powder to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix slowly until just combined. Add the water and beat slowly for two minutes . Then beat on medium speed until light and fluffy about 6 to 8 minutes more. For the right consistency, I followed the 10 second guideline of dragging a knife about an inch deep into the icing and then counting slowly to 10. If it smooths over in 10 seconds, it can be used for piping and flooding.

To color the icing, I barely dipped a toothpick into blue sky gel coloring and mixed it into the icing until it was combined. If you wish, you can flavor the icing with a clear extract or a little lemon juice. Just be sure that whatever you add to the icing mixture doesn’t contain any oil.

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There are many videos online about decorating cookies with royal icing that I found very helpful. I iced my cookies with Tiffany Blue royal icing using a squeeze bottle and let them dry overnight. The next day, I used white royal icing in a piping bag with a number 2 tip for my snowflake design. While the design was wet, I added the candy pearls with tweezers and then added sprinkles, shaking off the excess and let them dry completely before storing them in an airtight container.

This was the first year that I decorated my cookies with royal icing. In years past, I have made a glaze of powdered sugar, milk and a little lemon juice and painted the glaze on with paint brushes. Either way, the cookies are a fun project to share with your family. Just remember to tell yourself, they are only cookies and you can eat all your mistakes.

I Think Santa Liked The Tiffany Snowflake Cookies

I Think Santa Liked The Tiffany Snowflake Cookies

Whether you decide to make Tiffany snowflake cookies to leave for Santa Claus or to give to your friends, I hope you will give them a try. If you don’t have time to decorate them as  I have, the sugar cookies are a tasty treat served plain with a glass of milk.

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221 Responses to Tiffany Snowflake Cookies

  1. Mad Dog says:

    They do look beautiful – perhaps you should hang some on the tree for your party ;-)

  2. Wouldn’t that be truly lovely (if you) left a Tiffany’s snowflake cookie (and) Santa left a blue box behind. Indeed, I think the sales of butter, flour & sugar would go through the roof (if it) were so!

    Such a very lovely treat, the prettiest cookies by far!

    • Karen says:

      That is so funny Allie. I think there would definitely be a stampede to the grocery stores if it worked. :) Thank you for your nice compliment…I’m glad you like how I decorated the cookies.

  3. They are so pretty! I hope Santa takes note: you definitely deserve a blue Tiffany box under the Christmas tree :)

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Kay, I’m pleased with the way the cookies turned out. Thank you for your compliment. I don’t know…I don’t think Santa can be bribed very easily. :)

  4. Norma Chang says:

    I hope you find a little Tiffany Blue box under the Christmas tree with something that sparkles inside.
    Your snowflake cookies with the Tiffany blue icings are so perfect and the packaging gorgeous. If I got one I would put it on display and request another unpacked cookie one for eating.

    • Karen says:

      I’m glad you like the cookies Norma, thank you for your compliment. I’m sending all my guests home with two Tiffany cookies for their eating pleasure…wish you were nearby. Even though I have six trees around the house, I know how busy Santa is and think he will only be stopping at homes where young children will be eagerly awaiting his arrival. :)

  5. Karen, your snow flakes are so very pretty!

  6. Beautiful cookies and that icing is the most gorgeous colour. I have just bought some snowflake cutters so will give these a try!

  7. megtraveling says:

    What a delightful idea and so elegant! I like the cookies as much as an actual present from Tiffany’s!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Meg, The cookies were so much fun to make…especially since they are all a little different. I’m hoping my guests will enjoy their little gifts.

  8. Just gorgeous! I always glaze mine with the powdered sugar mixture, but I must try the royal icing. It’s so much prettier! Thanks for sharing!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your visit and nice compliment, Susan. This was the first time of decorating the sugar cookies with royal icing and I’m hooked. I was like you and used a glaze that I painted on. I’ll still do it for certain cookies but I think the royal icing is easier.

  9. Asolutely gorgeous and fingers crossed that Santa takes the hint!

  10. Hi Karen, These are beautiful! Tiffany blue is my color, and my daughter just received a tiny blue box from The Boyfriend, who is now The Fiancé, so these cookies would be perfect for our Christmas celebration! Thank you for the inspiration. I think our party guests must have been thrilled to receive this gift bag. And I am loving your reindeer and Santa! Linda

    • Karen says:

      I’m glad that you like the cookies, Linda and appreciate your nice compliment. I agree with you, these cookies would be perfect for your celebration. I have a collection of beautiful Santas and thought this little reindeer would be perfect with this little one.

  11. I didn’t believe a biscuit could look so beautiful. I wouldn’t be dunking it in my tea! Do you get them free when you purchase an expensive diamond from Tiffany’s. I think the biscuit would be the highlight for me.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your kind words David, they are very much appreciated. Wouldn’t that be fun to get a pretty cookie with your Tiffany diamond. :)

  12. Lee says:

    Beautiful pictures and lovely cookies. My mother used to use a powdered sugar glaze and she would paint beautiful designs on the cookies with food coloring and a variety of tiny artist paint brushes. She passed away this last summer so this Christmas is bittersweet… your column reminded me of the fun times with my mother making cookies. Thank you!. Lee

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lee, Thank you for stopping by for a visit and your nice compliment. I’m happy to know that my post brought back nice memories of you and your mother making cookies together. I used to paint my cookies like your mother but it is time consuming.

  13. savourytable says:

    Such beautiful cookies! I am not a cookie baker by any means, but I am baking some for our new neighbors and they would certainly be impressed with these! Thanks for this lovely recipe.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Karen, I appreciate your nice compliment. I have used this particular recipe for years and really like it because the cookies don’t spread when they bake so they retain their nice shapes.

  14. Monique says:

    Very pretty cookies..
    Happy Holidays to you..

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Monique. I appreciate your nice compliment especially since you bake such lovely cookies yourself. I hope you your holidays are wonderful as well.

  15. Eva Taylor says:

    These sure are very pretty Karen. Those blue boxes are my absolute favourite too; I must have been a good girl over the last few years!
    I’ve been baking Christmas cookies too, for gifts and I’m definitely going to bake these gorgeous cookies this year. Who can resist that very festive colour combo. Very professional.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Eva, It is nice to know that you have been a very good girl and have a collection of those blue boxes. :) I appreciate your compliment and hope you and your friends will enjoy the cookie recipe.

  16. After your luck with Santa, I’d best whip up a batch and hurry! Beautiful. Normally I do not have patience for cookies–very labor intensive.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Diane, It does take a little while to decorate the cookies but I believe the end result was well worth the time. Thank you for your compliment.

  17. I am confused. Has Santa already been to you house?!! You must have been a very good girl because that box is larger than earring size!!! How many cookies did you leave him? These are so beautifully done, I love them.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maria, I’m happy to know that you like the cookies and thank you for your nice compliment. Sorry to have confused you…Santa has not stopped by yet just a little artistic license on my part. :)

  18. Karen, lovely cookies – and because of my silly plastered leg and not being able to cook/bake for now, I will make those in the New Year when we return from Bangkok. Maybe for Valentine’s Day???? Carina :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Carina, I thank you for your nice compliment. I hope your trip to Bangkok will be fabulous and I think Valentine’s Day would be a perfect time to bake sugar cookies.

  19. lulu says:

    Whoa, girl, yo have outdone yourself. I’m thinking these cookies, as well as all the other wonderful goodies you’ll have, would make it worthwhile to fly to NH for your holiday party. Hope Santa comes through with the little blue box. Of course, it should have something very big in it!

  20. Ruth says:

    Besides her wedding dress, I think the next thing a girl dream of is that blue box lol. I really love how you dusted the edges of the snowflakes with sugar. It gives them such a pretty sparkle.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruth, I have to agree with you about most girls dreaming of one of those blue boxes. I’m glad you like the way I decorated the snowflake cookies…thank you!

  21. Conor Bofin says:

    HI Karen,
    Beautiful and done with such finesse. A real Christmas Cracker, if you will forgive the pun.
    Best,
    Conor

  22. NativeNM says:

    Oh, those are just too pretty! And displayed so lovely, I’m sure Santa will take notice!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jan, I don’t know if Santa will have a chance to stop by on his busy evening fulfilling all the wishes of the little children eagerly awaiting his visit…but it doesn’t hurt to leave him something pretty just in case. :)

  23. The most beautiful color on the planet is Tiffany Blue and you have captured it in your beautiful and edible works of art. This is pure artistry!!!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you so much Tin Man, for your kind words. I agree with you about how beautiful the color Tiffany Blue is…it is a lovely and calming color.

  24. Well after making such beautiful cookies with all that love and attention to detail, I sure think that Santa owes you a Tiffany box with something sparkly in it for Christmas! Gorgeous cookies and presentation, Karen.

  25. It worked! Those cookies were pretty enough to get swapped out for the Tiffany sparkly – nice. These are just too pretty to eat (although my mouth dropped looking at the one in the gift bag since I thought the gift tag was another decorated cookie). Kind of reminds me of the sugar cookies that really couldn’t be eating that my daughter made one year. She wanted to double the recipe to make enough to pass out to friends & had distributed them all over before getting a call from her best friend asking if they were for decoration or to eat because she’d just about broken a tooth on one. Niki only got as far as doubled the sugar in the recipe & forgot about doubling all the rest. They were sort of like trying to bite off a chunk of hockey puck.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Diane, I would love to exchange snowflake cookies for something sparkly any day. :) Oh dear, sorry to hear about what happened with your daughters cookies. You definitely have to check and check again when doubling or dividing a recipe.

  26. Hello Karen, I haven’t stopped by for awhile I’ve been kept busy by my grandchildren, but saw your beautiful cookies and I’m putting this recipe into my file, I’m sure my grandsons will love these, but at their age they won’t be thinking about the Tiffany coloured icing yet, a cookie is a cookie to early teenagers. Wish I was a guest at your open house party, lucky guests.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara, I wish we weren’t miles across the ocean or I would love to have you and your husband attend our open house. I think you will enjoy the sugar cookie recipe…the cookies are great even if they aren’t decorated with icing. I know that this is a very busy time for all of us…I’m still trying to catch up from our travels but I seem to never catch up so don’t worry.

  27. I love to make sugar cookies at Christmas, and this recipe sounds delicious. I will be sure to leave a cookie under the tree for my husband with an exact copy of your first paragraph, in hopes of finding that little blue box! LOL Thank you for the yummy recipe.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Mary, It seems like I have been using this recipe forever…it never disappoints. I have my fingers crossed that a cookie and a note of my first paragraph works. I hope I will be getting lots of “thank you” notes from readers who get a little blue box if this cookie works. :)

  28. Francesca says:

    They do look gorgeous!!! The color is so Tiffany amazing. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Francesca, I’m happy to know that you like how I decorated my cookies. I thought Tiffany Blue would be the perfect color for a sparkly snowflake cookie.

  29. kitchenriffs says:

    Great decorating job! When Santa sees these I’m pretty sure he’ll be motivated to give you something from TIffany’s. ;-) These make such a terrific gift – your guests will love them. Thanks for the idea!

  30. sonia says:

    Hi Karen,
    This recipe of cookies is looking so appetizing and beautiful.Thanks for sharing awesome recipes!
    I cant wait to try my hands on it. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed browsing through your rest of the wonderful recipes. It was a real delight to see and learn so much from your each and every post. Hope to see more of your creative endeavors in the New Year. Wish you and your family a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!! Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay Warm !
    Best Regards, Sonia

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Sonia, for your visit. I appreciate your lovely compliment and wish. I’m happy to know that you enjoy my photos and recipes. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well.

  31. Super cute idea and those cookies are so elegant!

  32. My Goodness – those are beautiful! I don’t know how you have the patience to do all that! I hope you get the blue box. One arrived here last week (before the ice and snow) and…darn the luck…it was from our son to my daughter-in-law and he wanted it delivered here so she wouldn’t know. :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kelli, I worked on the cookies over three days so it really was easy. I made the dough one day and refrigerated it, baked and iced them in blue the next, then did the design on the third. It sounds like you have a wonderful son and a lucky daughter-in-law.

  33. Beautiful cookies, a beautiful gift item, a magical taste in the mouth! And, you used your beautiful, vintage Moonstone Opalescent to display!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Fae, for your kind words…they are very much appreciated. Yes, I do love using my Moonstone Opalescent plates. I think they look like a jewel themselves.

  34. Cathy says:

    They are so very pretty Karen. I admire your patience with the decoration! :D I think homemade things are so much nicer than store-bought.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cathy, I appreciate your nice compliment. I agree with you about homemade gifts and I think everyone appreciates the thought that goes into them.

  35. Dear Karen,

    The cookies are beautifully decorated. I am sure that Santa will find them irresistible, I hope his elves don’t forget to put that all important blue box into his sleigh.

    Best wishes from B

  36. lizzygoodthings says:

    It’s a fun time of the year, isn’t it Karen… and baking Tiffany snowflake cookies is just the thing! Happy baking and merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lizzy, I absolutely agree with you, I love the Christmas season. Baking is such a memorable part of it…fruitcake being another one of my favorite Christmas sweets. Thank you for your nice compliment and wish. I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas as well.

  37. Raymund says:

    Dont worry if I see Santa around the corner I will pass your message to him :)

  38. Wouldn’t it be fun if you left these for Santa and found a box from Tiffany’s? One can always hope :)
    Sam

  39. spicegirlfla says:

    Tiffany Blue is my favorite color…and gift!! These are so pretty and I love your sweet gift wrapping of each cookie for your guests!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Linda, I think all girls love the color Tiffany Blue even if there are no sparkly items involved. I’m glad you like how I’m presenting the cookies to my guests…hopefully they will enjoy them. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  40. These are gorgeous Karen! And what a fun idea! If it would bring me a Tiffany’s box, I’ll bake a dozen batches :)

  41. Sarah says:

    Very stylish cookies – worthy of a Tiffany box all of their own! I hope Santa takes the hint and your Christmas wish comes true.

  42. Karen, they’re absolutely stunning! What a magnificent gift and I’m sure they taste wonderful as well! All the best for a fabulous Christmas and New Year! xx

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Celia, for your lovely compliment. I hope my guests will enjoy them. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year as well.

  43. Kathryn says:

    Oh, Karen, you have been a very good little girl indeed!!!!!

  44. How gorgeous are these cookies? So wonderful and perfect! Santa will absolutely love them!

  45. Eha says:

    Neither a cookie or cake baker I but these must be the most beautifully decorated biscuits [as we would call them] I have ever seen! Just hate to think how many baking days it must take to fulfil all the ‘orders’ :) ! You very definitely deserve that little blue box as a loving reward!!

  46. I love the Tiffany blue color of these snowflake cookies – they turned out really lovely and are different than many cookies I see. Very nice!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Amy, I’m glad you liked the Tiffany Blue color. I wanted to do a special cookie for the guests that will be coming to my party and I’m pleased with the way these cookies turned out.

  47. Michelle says:

    Beautiful cookies! I am always searching for the perfect sugar cookie recipe, and this might be it. Hope you get that blue box, too. :)

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Michelle, I’m happy to know that you like the cookies. I’ve been using this recipe for years.The cookies don’t spread when baked so you get nice shapes which is important on some designs.

  48. What a wonderful post. So glad to hear you’ve been good. I must’ve been bad. Don’t remember when?! But I doubt if Santa will be bringing me anything this year! Ouch. Oh well, at least I can make these cookies. I’ve been looking for a recipe that would hold their shape. Partly as I was toying with doing Christmas decorations out of them, or some sort of edible pastry. Unfortunately, I keep forgetting Christmas is so soon. Very disorganised this year.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Johnny, I really do appreciate your kind words. I’m sure that you are not on Santa’s bad list! I think you will be pleased with this recipe as the cookies do keep their shape when baked. I have tried several other recipes that you can’t even tell what the cookies were suppose to be once they were baked.

  49. Velva says:

    These are beautiful cookies….Here is wishing you a little blue box for Christmas under your tree, with something that has a really nice sparkle to it-

  50. hotlyspiced says:

    Your cookies are gorgeous Karen, and you have decorated them so perfectly. They’re stunning and I love the Tiffany’s theme. I hope you get your wish! xx

  51. ohlidia says:

    Oh Karen! Those have got to be the prettiest cookies ever!

  52. Those cookies all wrapped up will look gorgeous. Where did that wee Tiffany box come from? You lucky girl!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Suzanne, I’m glad that you like how I packaged the cookies. I wanted them to be a pretty little gift for the guests coming to our Christmas party.

  53. mjskit says:

    I sure wish I were Santa! Of course I might just end up camping out under your tree until all of these cookies are gone. he he. And so beautiful! It’s obvious that you enjoy baking decorating holiday goodies. Looking forward to seeing more.

    • Karen says:

      Hi MJ, You gave me a real chuckle. I can just envision you camping out under our tree enjoying the cookies. I have been having a lot of fun decorating Christmas cookies…gingerbread cookies are done and now I’m decorating snowmen and Christmas tree sugar cookies. Thank you for your nice compliment as always.

  54. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com says:

    beautiful cookies – such a wonderful gift idea!

  55. These Tiffany snow flakes need to be in a culinary magazine or maybe as an add for the Tiffany jeweller. Just stunning! You have such a steady hand and patience to get these cookies just right. Wishing you a super holiday. Take care

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Bobbie, for your lovely compliment…I am very flattered. I think royal icing is much easier to work with compared to when I used to paint glazes and food coloring on with a paint brush. All you need is a little practice which can be done on parchment paper until you get the hang of it.

  56. These cookies are gorgeous, Karen, and you’ve packaged them up so beautifully, too! Lucky guests to receive these sparkly, lovely cookies.

  57. Oh these are so beautiful, what a great idea for a lovely present! I’d be baking all day if I was guaranteed a nice Tiffany present in a couple of weeks time ;)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lisa, I’ve been baking for more than a week…I’m hoping Santa will enjoy my cookies and the subtle hint. :) Thank you for your nice compliment.

  58. Tiffany blue is my favorite color. You did an excellent job. My decorating skills always look good in my head, but in actuality not so much. You make me want to try again.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Madonna, for your nice compliment. I love Tiffany Blue too, it is such a beautiful and calming color. Do try again, you can practice on parchment paper and scrape it off and start again. Once you feel comfortable, decorate your cookies. Just remember that they are only cookies and we get to eat our mistakes…I do. :)

  59. Marigene says:

    Beautiful cookies, Karen!

  60. How beautiful are these cookies! You’re such a star! or a snowflake.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Maureen, I think I would like to be a pretty snowflake except that they don’t last too long. Now stars on the other hand, may last billions of years. Either way, I’m glad you like my cookies and I appreciate your lovely compliment…thank you. :)

  61. annie says:

    Your cookies are like little works of art. So delicate and pretty, and, I’m sure they are very very delicious.

  62. restlessjo says:

    Way beyond my capabilities, Karen, but SO pretty! As you know, my daughter and her friend Jema will be cooking up a storm with something similar. Such a lovely personal gift :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jo, I’m glad that you like the snowflake cookies. They really aren’t that hard, you just need a steady hand. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  63. Love the Tiffany blue of the icing and the famous box…reminds me of times gone by:)

  64. Karen, very elegant cookies. TheTiffany blue sugar icing and the sparkly sugar certainly makes these extra festive and special looking! I am sure that not only Santa but also all your lucky friends will adore these!
    Have a lovely week!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Andrea, for your nice compliment. The sparkly sugar gave the cookies the perfect look of a snowflake. I’m hoping my friends will enjoy their little gifts. I hope you are having a nice week as well.

  65. ramblingtart says:

    You clever and talented lady. :-) These are absolutely beautiful. :-)

  66. The cookies look absolutely lovely!

  67. David says:

    These are just gorgeous, Karen – it would be worth all Santa’s hard work to come down your chimney and find those! I hope your wish comes true, and that Santa (or someone else) brings you a little blue box…

    • Karen says:

      Thank you David, for your lovely compliment and wish.. I hope Santa doesn’t eat to many cookies at other people’s homes…our old historic chimneys are pretty narrow. :)

  68. Mary Ann says:

    These cookies are enchanting! I love all the variations. Truly beautiful.

  69. Rachel says:

    So pretty! I have a friend here who hosts (hostesses?) a “cookie party” every December. She bakes dozens and dozens of sugar cookies using all sorts of cutters and her friends and her friend’s kids (and now grand kids!) come and decorate them. Great fun…

    Good luck with your hint! Looks beautiful – guess you could always put one on a chain if all else fails! :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel, It sounds like your friend has a great time making cookies with her friends and family. You gave me a real chuckle with your comment…I’ll keep your suggestion in mind and start looking for a chain just in case. :)

  70. Karen, those are gorgeous cookies! We use the same sugar cookie recipe, it is the very best tasting in my opinion. What a tasty party favor for your guests, so well done!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Judy, Don’t you just love this recipe. I don’t think I would ever try a different sugar cookie. I love the way the cookies hold their shape, their crisp texture and delicious flavor. I’m hoping my guests will enjoy the little cookie gift. Thank you for your nice comment.

  71. SuzaSuzanne says:

    What beautiful cookies. I know how much time they take because I have made some like these not snowflakes tho. I’m sure your guest will be thrilled with these as gifts.

  72. Sophie33 says:

    Hahaha,..so happy for you that you received your lovely Tiffany package. I hope it was a cool package on the inside!! Your lovely iced Blue white stars look Amazing, my dear Karen!!. X

  73. What adorable cookies! Those look so good I could just gobble them up. I love the idea of the Tiffany blue icing!

  74. kaprise says:

    So gorgeous!!! I made snowflake cookies last year for my friends too, and it was a hit! Yours are stunning!!! Happy holidays!

  75. Oh, Karen, I can imagine how beautiful these will look in your gorgeous home. I hope you will share photos of your Christmas decorations this year!

  76. love the tiffany blue color to the icing and the design is so intricate. You did an amazing job

  77. Your cookies sound as special as a blue box from Tiffany’s :)

  78. Works of art these are. I’m going to try out your recipe. I like the non-spreading idea. I’m getting my freezer filled with ready to bake cookies but not the pretty ones. Just some good standards.
    And I love the packaging.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you so much Wendy, for your lovely compliment. I believe you will be very happy with this sugar cookie recipe, I’ve made it for years. I’ve been baking cookies for a week…I like the standards too.

  79. Lovely cookies,the guests will be quite happy to have them! Leave one for Santa. Hopefully he will be bribed :)

  80. Wendy took the words right out of my mouth! As I was looking at the photos I kept thinking these cookies are definitely works of art, Karen. They’re gorgeous! I have never made any cookies quite this exquisite, and I think the idea of placing them in little cello bags is really a wonderful way to display them for gift giving. Thank you for sharing your basic recipe! I would like to try it and compare with others I’ve used. I don’t have a favorite, as such, and would love to land one ONE recipe as my go-to! Now we’ll wait to see if that little blue box materializes. :-) I’m still oohing and ahhing over those cookies!

  81. I love the way you give hints :) !! Gorgeous sparkly cookies!

  82. What a creative post, Karen! And the Tiffany cookies are pieces of art!!!!!!

  83. afracooking says:

    These are just so adorable – much to pretty to eat!

  84. Daniela says:

    These Tiffany cookies look so beautiful and elegant.
    I’m sure Santa will leave you one of those little blue boxes for being such a good girl :)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Daniela, I have tried to be a good girl this year. I don’t think I’ll get coal in my stocking but I’ll have to wait and see what I get. :) Thank you for your nice compliment.

  85. You have definitely earned your blue box. These are gorgeous, but the effort you must have put into them is most impressive. Have a joyous holiday season.

    • Karen says:

      I appreciate your kind words, Darryl. The cookies did take a little while to decorate and I’m hoping my friends will enjoy them. Thank you for your lovely wish, I hope you will have a wonderful holiday season as well.

  86. Liz Berg says:

    Your cookies look spectacular! You decorated them to the hilt…just perfect!!!

  87. These are exquisite. And that party of yours sounds wonderful. Frankly I’d be quite happy just to get a box with one of your sugar cookies inside! But I do really really hope you get what you are wishing for…

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for your nice compliment Lindy. If you were a neighbor, I’d invite you to our open house and give you one of the cookies. I’ll have to wait and see if Santa gets the hint. :)

  88. Oh, I hope your wishes do come true! Your cookies are so beautiful and I’m sure everyone will appreciate them. Merry Christmas to you!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you so much for your wish, Laila…it is very much appreciated as is your nice compliment about the cookies. Tomorrow is my party…I’m hoping my guests will enjoy the little snowflake cookie gifts. I hope you and your beautiful family will have a wonderful Christmas, as well.

  89. Lucky Santa! These are so pretty. I hope you do find a Tiffany box under your tree!

  90. These are absolutely beautiful, Karen. From the packaging to the decorations they look so festive! I love cookies with cream of tartar.

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Becki, for your nice compliment. I’m glad to know you like the recipe and the snowflake cookies. I’m glad you agree with me about a cookie recipe that includes cream of tartar. I believe that it makes this a reliable recipe for cut out sugar cookies.

  91. TasteFood says:

    Simply stunning cookies and nice looking box, too :)

  92. Gorgeous cookies and they are the perfect Tiffany blue!

  93. Stacy says:

    Gorgeous cookies, Karen! I hope Santa is listening because I think you deserve a little blue box under your tree.

  94. I don’t think I will find a little blue box under my tree this year, but one can always hope. Your cookies are beautiful, Karen, and they make such a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Cathy, You never know what will appear under the tree so I’ll keep my fingers crossed for both of us. :) I’m happy that you like the recipe…thank you for your nice compliment.

  95. Diane says:

    Wow those biscuits look amazing. Hope the right box appears under the tree for you :-) Have a great Xmas and all the best for 2014. Diane

  96. Kathy says:

    These look exquisite! Santa will adore…and it looks like your readers think they will, too. :)

  97. One Stove says:

    These are the most beautiful, amazingly elegant looking cookies I have EVER seen in my life!

  98. Rosa Mayland says:

    So pretty! Those cookies are wonderfully decorated and must taste heavenly.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  99. Man I wish we lived closer Karen!! ♥ Absolutely gorgeous!!

  100. Hi Karen, It looks like you are ready for a splendid Christmas season. I appreciate you sharing a tour of your home, all decorated for the holidays. What lovely things you have!
    Best wishes for a happy time with family and friends, Nancy

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Nancy, for your nice compliment and wish. I’m glad you enjoyed the little tour of our home. I hope you will have a wonderful holiday as well.

  101. Susan says:

    There are so pretty!! I admire beautifully decorated cookies like these but usually lack the patience to carry them off. Yours are perfect.

  102. Hi Karen, I’m so glad I took a break from Christmas preparations to read this post! I will definitely give your recipe a try. Your Tiffany cookies are exquisitely beautiful! Thank you for sharing :-) Dana

  103. Mary says:

    Hi Karen, one of my students is planning on making these cookies! I’ll see if I can get a photo of the two of them!

  104. They are a cookie to rival the brilliance of a Tiffany diamond!

  105. I think these would have been perfect last year with my Tiffany themed Christmas decorations! I might just have to go back to Tiffany Blue next year, then I can make these and have a platter on display. These are just the prettiest cookies, Karen, what a lovely gift for your friends. And I love that little blue box for you as well;)xx

    • Karen says:

      Hi Barbara, If you have a Tiffany themed Christmas again, I think these cookies would be perfect…my friends did enjoy them. Thank you for your nice compliment.

  106. Karista says:

    How absolutely stunning! Such a lovely home Karen. I’d love to come by for a visit! :) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you Karista, for your lovely compliment. Perhaps some day you will get a chance to visit the east coast at Christmas…it usually is a white one. We had a very nice day, I hope you didi as well.

  107. Your cookies are beautiful and Tiffany blue is always stunning! I’m certain your friends and neighbors appreciated receiving these sparkly confections. It took me a few tries before I found a good sugar cookie recipe that didnt lose its shape. By the way, I may try hinting to my husband next year too!

    As you can see, I’m catching up with your goings and doings in December. It looks like its been a wonderful season!

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