There is a Frozen Birthday Party brewing in our house, so keep posted for more to come! My daughter is turning 5 and we are throwing her a kid’s birthday party at home. She picked the theme from Disney’s Frozen for her party. I was actually very excited because this would be very easy to pull off. The ideas were flowing, despite party supplies don’t exist yet for this party theme. I was able to start executing my plans by making these beautiful snowflake sugar cookies a few days ahead of the party. The key to soft, fresh and beautiful decorated cookies is storing them properly!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups flour
Preheat oven to 400°. Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Sift the flour and baking powder together and gradually add to the butter mixture. Divide dough into two balls. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut using cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes, until edges are lightly browned. Transfer immediately to a cookie rack to cool.
Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container or decorate.
The icing recipe is so simple. I combine about 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar to approximately 2-3 tablespoons of milk. Stirring until a get a shiny thick icing (if not coming together, then add 1 additional tablespoon of milk). Thick enough so the icing will not run and thin enough that it can be piped. Add a drop or two of desired food coloring and stir.
The piping was very simplistic, consisting of dots and lines. Before the icing sets, I placed a snowflake shaped sprinkle in the center. On a few others, I sprinkled some silver crystal sugars. There were about 5 different patterns made.
Once the icing just starts to set, I transfer the cookies to an air-tight container to keep the cookies soft and fresh! I don’t like the taste and crunch when the cookies are set out to dry for long periods of time (like overnight). Sweet Stackers – stackable trays insert into a long, 3 inch deep, air-tight container. Using a container that was approximately 9×12 inches, I was able to store 36 cookies, in 3 layers (without them touching). Sweet Stackers are reusable and yet an inexpensive solution to storing cookies, dessert bars and even appetizers without a mess. Stop by the product website sweetstackers.com to find out more or shop on Etsy or Amazon.
The morning of the party, I transferred each cookie to a small clear bag. Each guest could bring home a sweet “Frozen” treat and I even added one to each party favor bucket.