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A kitschy addition to the holiday cookie display
Type of cookie: Rolled cutout

8 snow globes

Fondant-covered snow globe cookies are a kitschy addition to the holiday cookie display. I love working with cutout shapes and fondant because they don’t require the drawing skills you need for piping royal icing. Here I made a host of holiday classics: a snowman, a fifties-style Rudolph, a pine forest, a snowflake, and gingerbread people. This is the recipe I use for homemade fondant; it is very pliable. Premade fondant is available at cake-decorating supply stores.

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  • Step 1

    Make the fondant: Put the confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl and make a well in the center; set aside.

  • Step 2

    Put the water and gelatin in a small saucepan and let sit for 5 minutes to dissolve. Place over low heat and stir in the corn syrup and glycerin. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

  • Step 3

    Pour the liquid mixture into the well in the confectioners’ sugar and stir until just blended. Knead until the mixture becomes stiff. If it is too sticky, add more sugar a little at a time. Form into a ball and let rest in an airtight container overnight at room temperature.

  • Step 4

    Make the sugar cookies: Combine the flour and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

  • Step 5

    Cream the butter and confectioners’ sugar until light. Beat in the vanilla.

  • Step 6

    Gradually stir in the flour mixture. Form the dough into 2 flat disks, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

  • Step 7

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  • Step 8

    Roll out one disk of dough (for the snow globe bases) on a floured work surface to 1⁄2 inch thick. Roll the other disk of dough (for the snow globes) out to 3⁄16 inch thick. Using a utility knife and the templates on page 279, cut out the shapes for the snow globes and the bases. In the center of each base, cut a 1⁄4-inch groove partway through the cookie. This will hold the snow globe.

  • Step 9

    Place the shapes on the cookie sheets 2 inches apart and bake for 13 to 16 minutes, until the edges are golden. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  • Step 10

    The cookies may have risen in baking. Check all of the pieces to see whether they fit together properly. If not, cut and clean up the grooves with a utility knife, and test to make sure the globes fit onto the bases.

  • Step 11

    Knead small amounts of food coloring into the fondant, a little at a time.

  • Step 12

    Roll the fondant out on a work surface dusted with confectioners’ sugar to 1⁄16 inch thick. Cut into shaped pieces with cookie cutters and a utility knife. Attach the fondant to the cookies with royal icing. Pipe icing around the edges of the globes and sprinkle with colored sugar and nonpareils.

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Brigette Y.
Brigette Y.
So cool! I will definitely do this for *Christmas*
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Sophie R.
Sophie R.
where do I find the cutouts for the decorations on these?!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
Lovely and soooooo adorable, great cool idea!!!!
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!
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LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!
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