Snow Stars Recipe
Snow Stars
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 10-12 minutes
Refrigeration time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Tip: You'll find the silver candies in the baking section of large stores. The cookies will keep for several days in a tightly closed cookie tin.

For about 24 cookies

- 250 g (about 2 1/2 cups) flour + more for the work surface
- a pinch of fine salt
- 70 g (10 Tbsp.) icing sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla powder
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp. cream
- 125 g (1/2 cup) softened butter

Fondant icing
- 125 g (1 cup + 2 Tbsp.) icing sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1 lemon

- silver bead candies
- crystallized sugar


  1. Combine the flour, salt, icing sugar and vanilla powder in a bowl. Form a well in the centre and add the egg yolk, cream and butter (softened at room temperature and cut into pieces).
  2. Work the dough quickly, form into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F).
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out to a 5 mm (1/4") thickness on a floured work surface.
  5. Cut into various sized stars with a cookie cutter or knife.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, place the stars on top and bake in the middle of the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, slide the parchment paper and cookies onto a rack and let cool completely.


  1. When the stars are completely cool, make the icing. In a bowl, whisk together the egg white, icing sugar and lemon juice to form a sticky icing that is neither too thick nor too liquid.
  2. Remove the stars from the parchment and spread with the fondant icing using a flexible metal spatula.
  3. Sprinkle immediately with the silver candies and crystallized sugar before the icing hardens, pressing lightly so they stick. Let dry completely.
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