Shaking It Up With Snow Globe Decorated Sugar Cookies

Have you heard of a Secret Santa/Cookie Exchange?  It’s a natural combination when you’re part of the Wilton Cake Decorating’s Sweet Treat Team.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

Hmmm, then I had an idea that had me shaken and stirred!  Mostly shaken.  🙂 As in shakin’ those sprinkles!

Click on the video below and you might be shaken too!


Speaking of sprinkles for a moment, Wilton has so many whimsical varieties of sprinkles.  I have to admit I’m of a collector of the seasonal kind.  Because they’re so darned cute with a festive theme they really do spark my creativity to see how can I incorporate them into my holiday treats.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

If you’re wondering what sprinkles and Wilton products I used, a complete list with links will be at the end of the post.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

And what are snow globes without mini snowflake cookies to accompany them?  The jumbo snowflake sprinkles made the perfect cookie center decorations.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies


I loved Wilton’s Icing Decorations this season.  I made the trees different sizes by cutting them with a serrated knife.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

I also made some decorations using Wilton’s Decorator’s Preferred Fondant with some vintage Linzer cutters from my collection.

Behold!  I bring you tidings of great joy and sparkle!

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies


The large snowflake in the middle of the smaller snow globe is made with a snowflake fondant plunger by PME.  I hope Wilton makes a snowflake plunger next year! That was a hint in case I wasn’t subtle enough of what’s on my 2015 Christmas list.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

To make the snow globe cover, I found plastic ornament halves at Michaels and drew a template for the cookie design based on the ornament size.  If the cookie bakes a little bigger than the diameter of the ornament, you can gently shave the edges of the cookie with a microplane.  We could all use a little micro dermabrasion, right?

Place a couple teaspoons of white nonpareils in the ornament half for a nice snow flurry effect.  Apparently a blizzard struck this snow globe!  I can’t even imagine shoveling the real stuff.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

Knowing where the plastic ornament half will sit on the cookie, run a bead of royal icing using a #2 tip on the cookie where the ornament will be.  This will make a barrier between the cookie and the ornament (think caulking) so none of the sprinkles sneak out.  Smooth the icing seam with your finger.  You could also pipe a decorative edging (#14 star tip, shell pattern) around the plastic half to give that part of the cookie a more ornate finish but I prefer a simple edge.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

I left some cookies with the tops off because I think they’re pretty this way too.

decorated shakable snowglobe cookies

So how are you shakin’ up your holiday treats this season?

My thanks to Wilton for this opportunity to have some fun with our Sweet Treat Team!  🙂

Here’s some other Wilton Sweet Treat Team cookies exchanges. I know you’ll want to see what these creative bakers came up with too!

Hungry Happenings
Nibbles and Feasts
We Are Not Martha
Baking Bites
Framed Frosting
The Man, The Chef, The Dad
Momma D and Da Boyz
Sweet Life Bake
Sprinkle Bakes
-they’ll be 2 more added on Monday so I’ll update then.

Are you making a cake for Christmas?  You’ve got to get this pan… read about The Snowflake Pan where I made gingerbread in it. It is beyond awesome!!!

decorated snowflake cake

Sugar Cookie Recipe & Tutorial
Royal Icing Recipe & Tutorial

Wilton Products:
White Decorator Preferred Fondant
Holly Mixed Sprinkles
White Nonpareils
Jumbo Snowflake Sprinkles
White Cake Sparkles
Christmas Tree Royal Icing Decorations
#2 Plain Round Decorating Tip
Icing Colors
Disposable Decorating Bags

This is a sponsored post.  As a Wilton Brand Ambassador, I received compensation and/or product from Wilton Cake Decorating.  All opinions and endorsements of the products I mention are my own.  If I didn’t love them… you know.  🙂

Wishing you all very happy holidays!  xo

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  1. Marilyn,
    These cookies are showstoppers! Wow! I received your e-mail re these snowglobe cookies and my jaw dropped.


  2. Your cookies are amazing! Heather is so lucky to have such a sweet and talented Secret Santa. I know she will love her special treats.

    Beth @ HungryHappenings

  3. I cannot ever get over the GORGEOUS cookies you make. Every time I see your name in my inbox, I know I am in for a treat…wish I had one with my morning coffee!

  4. These are seriously OUT of this world! So cute and you’re right, they are whimsical just like Heather! I bet she loved them!!

  5. Holy smokes, Marilyn! These are so unbelievably gorgeous! I can’t even. I mean, seriously. I might frame them when they arrive. No, seriously.

    Merry Christmas sugar sista!


  6. Speechless M! Brilliant!!!


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