These Snow Globe Sugar Cookies aren’t only adorable, but they’re super easy to make. Have fun customizing them with your favorite characters and serving them during the holidays!
Baking is just part of the holidays, right? But who said it had to be labor-intensive and complicated?
These snow globe sugar cookies are super simple to make, and they’ll impress everyone at any party you take them to!
This recipe works because it’s:
- Only a handful of ingredients. All you’ll need is basic sugar cookie dough, frosting, and a few decorations to make these adorable cookies.
- Easy enough for kids to help with. These cookies are so simple to make you cannot mess them up, so let your kids help you with every step.
- Done in about 30 minutes. One of the best parts is that these cookies are quick to make! So you can get on with your holiday to-do list.
Press 2 pieces of dough from a 24-pack of refrigerated sugar cookies together and roll into a ball. Repeat until you have 12 large balls of dough.
Place on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions (usually at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 13-15 minutes).
When the cookies are done baking, place them on a baking rack to cool.
Once the cookies are completely cooled, frost them.
Decorate with white shimmer sugar and icing characters.
Carefully break the small top off of each piece of 6 fillable ornaments (where you would put a string through). Place the ornament top over the figures to resemble a snow globe top.
Save any leftovers in an airtight container.
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
I only purchased 6 snow globe toppers for my cookies because I knew we wouldn’t eat more than 6 at a time. If you would like to serve all 12 cookies at once, you’ll need to have 12 toppers.
If you are going to only have 6 cookies decorated at a time, it’s best to save the rest of the cookies unfrosted in an airtight container. Then when you’re ready to serve, decorate them and place the snow globe toppers on.
You can use any figures you’d like to create the village (edible or not), but make sure they’re small or they won’t fit under the snow globe top.
I used a white shimmer sugar to create a snow effect on the cookies, but you could also use shredded coconut or any white sprinkle mix.
You can definitely use homemade sugar cookies and frosting for these cookies, but it won’t be quite as easy as using store-bought 😉
Sugar cookies are chewy and soft when you bake them at 325 degrees, but you want these cookies to be more crispy so they don’t bend under the weight of all the toppings. Make sure you bake them at 350 degrees for at least 13 minutes!
More Like This
Looking for more yummy Christmas treats? You’ll love these!
- Jam Thumbprint Cookies
- White Hot Chocolate
- German Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Christmas Crack
- Christmas Sandwich Cookies
- Christmas Donut Hole Tree
I got my fillable ornaments at Hobby Lobby in the paintable surface section with plastic items. They were not in the Christmas section.
If you want to order them online, these fillable ornaments are a good option.
I purchased the 4-inch ornaments so each half will give you about 2 inches of space for the characters and figures. If you choose a bigger ornament, you’ll need to make bigger cookies.
I hope your family loves these snow globe sugar cookies! If you make them, be sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram with @ashcroftfamilytable and use the hashtag #ashcroftfamilytable!
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Snow Globe Sugar Cookies
- 24 unbaked refrigerated sugar cookies, 16 ounces
- 1 ⅛ cup white frosting, about 1.5 Tablespoons per cookie
- white shimmer sugar
- icing decoration characters
- 6 fillable ornaments, 1 half per cookie
- Press 2 pieces of sugar cookie dough together and roll into a ball. Repeat until you have 12 large balls of dough.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions (usually at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 13-15 minutes).
- When the cookies are done baking, place them on a baking rack to cool.
- Once the cookies are completely cooled, frost them.
- Decorate with white shimmer sugar and icing characters.
- Carefully break the small top off of each piece of 6 fillable ornaments (where you would put a string through). Place the ornament top over the figures to resemble a snow globe top.
- Save any leftovers in an airtight container.