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Winter Scene Christmas Cookies

Winter Scene Christmas Cookies are beautiful blue and white Holiday cookies with a charming winter scene on them.
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, holiday cookies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Decorating: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Sandy


  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • 1-2 Toothpicks


  • cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Wilton Royal Blue Food Coloring Gel

Green Frosting for the Trees*

  • 2 oz White Chocolate Melts or Chocolate Chips
  • teaspoon Green Oil-Based Food Coloring (*Or buy prepackaged tubes of green frosting if you prefer)
  • Confectioner's Sugar for Dusting, as needed
  • Wilton Star Sprinkles


Make the Dough

  • In a large bowl whisk the sugar, vanilla and butter until light and creamy.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter and stir until the mixture comes together in a soft dough, gradually adding milk. Transfer the dough onto a working surface.
  • Divide the dough in half. Using the blue food coloring, tint half blue.
  • Shape each piece into an even 8-inch log, then cut each log in half lengthwise and press white and blue halves together. Wrap each log with plastic and freeze for 10 minutes or until SLIGHTLY firm.
  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Making the Cookies

  • Cut each log into ¼-in. slices, then press each cookie with your palm to flatten and place on the prepared baking sheet, 1-2 in. apart. Decorate with star sprinkles, about 3 stars per cookie.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool on a baking sheet.

Making the Green Frosting*

  • Melt the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl resting over a pan of simmering water. Once it is melted, stir in green food coloring and allow to cool for a few minutes (*or you can buy prepackaged tubes of green frosting if you prefer).


  • Using a cocktail stick/ toothpick, draw 3 trees with the green chocolate frosting on each cookie. Refrigerate for 2-3 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Dust with confectioner's sugar to emulate snow, if desired. Enjoy!


  1. The cookies will store for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
  2. For crisper cookies, turned off the oven, but leave the baking sheet in the oven and keep the oven door slightly opened. This will help to dehydrate the cookies further.


Calories: 145kcal