Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies

My daughter Sophie is fairly certain she has a special “in” with the The Clauses. She is not wrong.

For the past few years her big Christmas wish is for Mrs. Claus to make her special cookies. Her most recent request reads: “red velvet snowflake cookies with blue chocolate dots and glitter”

Sophie is fully confident Mrs. Clause will bake a unique batch for her and her alone to enjoy. Again, she is not wrong.

Go ahead and dream Sophie... magic is waiting for you.

Go ahead and dream Sophie… I’ll find a way to make magic happen.

I absolutely love to bring my daughter’s imaginations to life. It’s a big part of preserving the magic of Christmas. I intend to do just that, one  batch of cookies at a time.

I found a recipe by Diamonds for Dessert for Red Velvet Shortbread Fireplace cookies. They are amazing. The diagram for dissecting gummy bears is reason enough to check out her post. You can find it here.

I used her recipe with my snowflake cookie cutters. It’s a great forgiving dough and a tasty shortbread. A printable version of the recipe follow this post.

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Twist your wrist slightly as you lift the cookie up from the chocolate.

I dipped the tops of the cookies in melted white chocolate.  The chocolate naturally made beautiful ridges and twists to the snow flake designs.

I added edible glitter and petite blue fondant balls to the cookies in Sophie’s special batch. Mini M&M’s would have been a better choice, but I use what I have on hand. In this case I had fondant, not M&Ms.

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I only use edible glitter on cookies from the North Pole. It gives them a magical appearance.

I added a red and green Christmas sprinkles to make holly berries to give as gifts to our adult friends.

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Use tweezers to place festive sprinkles before the chocolate sets.

Sophie of course was thrilled Mrs. Clause created cookies just as she had imagined them.

My thrill was in watching her open her magical gift of cookies sent, seemingly, from the top of the globe.

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies
Serves: 18
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  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, diced up
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt.
  2. Cut the butter into the mixture until it forms crumbs.
  3. Add in the red food coloring and mix till evenly distributed.
  4. Gather the dough and sandwich it between two pieces of plastic wrap. Chill 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 325°F. Roll out the dough to ¼" thick.
  6. Cut dough into shapes.
  7. Place cookies on parchment lined baking sheets.
  8. Chill the sheets in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  9. Then bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Let cool on a cooling rack.


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10 thoughts on “Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies

    • Thanks Ashley! Give them a try… when you see how easy this recipe is, I bet you won’t mind eating them after all.

  1. These look and sound delicious! My hubby is going to love these- thanks!

    • Megan– you got it. I hope you find them as easy to make as I did. I love recipes with little effort and big results!

    • My brother just put in his order for those too! They were fun to make, I hope you enjoy them too.

  2. Oh my dad loves shortbread cookies and these look really cool. I have got to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Dee you should make these for him! They are so tasty and so easy to make, he’ll love them.

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