Did you all see the movie Julie & Julia? Yes, in Northern Virginia we’re considered a southern state and “you all” is part of the vernacular. I rarely use that term since I’m from Yankee territory, but in this instance I hope there are many readers out there and “you” didn’t seem sufficient.

My husband and I are not big movie-goers. We usually catch a movie at home or in this instance we borrowed the DVD from our friends, Kristine & Mark. They have an extensive movie library and with our new DVD player from Santa we may be checking out more movies from their library! We were probably the only two people who had not seen Julie & Julia. If there are any others out there it’s well worth the viewing. Meryl Streep is her usual fabulous and she is funny in this movie. I promise, even the guys will like this movie.

As you know, Julia Child was an icon in our American culture and the movie is an interesting tale of her life mostly in France where she took French cooking classes. The Julie in the movie is a present day 30-something and writer living in NYC who decides to challenge herself to cook the recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 365 recipes in 365 days. Crazy, I know. I was stressed out for her.

Back to the cookies. These Snowflakes are a thank you to our friends and did I mention, we borrowed the movie for 10 months? So embarrassing!

You will likely see more Snowflakes on this blog as they are one of my favorites to decorate. Once you’ve mastered straight lines, it’s very easy.

Daisy Shortbread Cookies [The daisy cutter doubles as a Snowflake]
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Cream with Wilton Ivory
Royal Icing for outlining tinted with AmeriColor Sky Blue
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #2 
CK White Sanding Sugar
Hint: A smidge of Ivory on a toothpick tints Cream.

Outline cookie with # 2 tip in cream icing.

Flood cookie in cream icing. Let sit 30 minutes.

Pipe plus sign and X sign with #2 tip in blue icing.

 Pipe detail on plus sign with #2 tip in blue icing.

Pipe detail on X sign with #2 tip in blue icing.

Pipe dots with #2 tip in blue icing.

Sprinkle white sanding sugar on some cookies. Leave others plain.





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  1. These are so beautiful!

  2. Lisa: Thanks. The snowflakes are one of my favorite cookies to decorate!

  3. These cookies are so pretty!

    1. Ritchil, Thank you! With the snow season upon us, I'll be making more of these soon.

  4. Those are so pretty. I would love to give those as a gift or receive them as a gift. Knowing somebody took the time to make those for me would be so nice. They look really pretty and are a good idea for anyone who wants to give a gift they made themselves.

    1. Thank you! I agree, it's a special gift when made just for you. You can make these cookies for yourself or to give as a gift. Simply follow the tutorial. Thanks for commenting. Enjoy!


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