Quick and easy snowflake cookies recipe (Snowflake Oreos), homemade with simple ingredients. Great no bake dessert for Christmas parties and Winter parties and even Frozen themed birthday parties.
These pretty cookies are so fun and sparkly. You just need basic store-bought ingredients and supplies to make them with kids. No royal icing or fancy cutters required! They are just as easy as my Snowflake Cake and my Snowflake Cupcakes. One of my favorite things to do is transform Oreos into cute treats like these Emoji Cookies (Emoji Oreos), Snowman Cookies (Snowman Oreos), Oreo Spider Cookies, Oreo Sports Cookies and these adorable Oreo Turkey Cookies. Considering the fact that we don't make these types of cookies often, it seems unreasonable to buy a special cutter that won't get much use. I have also seen some people get very creative with a star cutter and make snowflakes out of them.
Table of contents
How to make easy snowflake cookies?
- Spread frosting- On top of Oreos.
- Add fondant circles- On top of the frosting.
- Draw snowflakes- With melted chocolate.
- Decorate- Sprinkle sanding sugar and edible pearls.
- Allow the chocolate to set- Enjoy!
Variations for snowflake Oreos
Snowflake sugar cookies- You can make round cut out sugar cookies instead of Oreos, and the rest of the steps would be the same.
Try different colors of fondant- I used blue fondant but you can use pink, silver or whatever color you like.
Use flavored Oreos- Such as mint, red velvet, or whatever seasonal flavor you prefer.
Dip the Oreos- Instead of using fondant on top, dip them in colored candy melts entirely. Let them set, and then add the snowflake decor.
Add a drizzle- Of melted white chocolate on top of the snowflake for even more flair and sweetness.
Add colorful sprinkles- Around the snowflake on the blue fondant.
Use a pre-made snowflake topper- To save even more time, use a pre-made candy or chocolate snowflake as the decor.
Tips and techniques for Winter cookies
Use store-bought fondant- Because it will save you time, it's cheap, and can be found on Amazon, Wal Mart, Hobby Lobby, or Michaels.
Decorate quickly- Sprinkle sanding sugar and edible pearls before the chocolate sets so that it sticks properly.
Do not store these cookies in the fridge- Because fondant becomes very sticky, when exposed to water or moisture.
How to melt chocolate? In a microwave safe bowl at 30 second intervals, make sure to stir between each heating.
Use a cookie cutter the same size as the Oreo- Because you want the fondant to fit perfectly on top and not hang over the edge of the cookie.
How to attach the fondant to the Oreo? Brush a little corn syrup on the cookie, or use buttercream frosting to act as glue.
Storage of decorated cookies
Room temperature- Leftovers can be stored in a loosely covered box at room temperature for 2-3 days.
Refrigerate- This is not recommended since fondant becomes sticky and messy from the moisture in the refrigerator.
Freeze- This is not recommended since fondant becomes sticky and messy upon thawing.
More Winter desserts
- Snowman Cupcakes (With Donut Toppers)
- Easy Snowman Cake (Frosting and Fondant)
- Poinsettia Cupcakes (With Buttercream)
- Snow Ice Cream
- Nutter Butter Penguin Cookies
- Penguin Cake
Snowflake Cookies (Snowflake Oreos)
- 20 Oreos
- 1 cup White chocolate Melted
- 2 tablespoon White edible pearls
- ⅓ cup Sparkling sugar
- 1 cup Marshmallow fondant Light blue
- 1 tablespoon Corn syrup Or Buttercream frosting
- Roll out fondant and use a circle cutter to cut out some circular pieces. They should be the same size as the Oreo cookies.
- Brush corn syrup on or spread some buttercream icing on top of the Oreo .
- Stick the circle fondant piece on top and press it gently.
- Fill a piping bag or squeeze bottle with melted white chocolate and draw a snowflake on top of the blue fondant.
- Sprinkle sanding sugar all over the cookie before the chocolate sets and hardens.
- Stick some edible pearls wherever you like.
- Brush away excess sanding sugar and enjoy.
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a loosely covered box at room temperature for 2-3 days.