Sour Punch Snowflake Cookies

With Sour Punch® Candy

sour punch snowflake cookies



  • 7 tablespoons (93 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon (83 grams) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon (148 grams) all purpose flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoon (7 grams) cornstarch

  • Sour Punch Arctic Straws (and/or Santa Straws)


  • *Optional! Feel free to use a premade frosting instead.
  • ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon (130 grams) powdered sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (113 grams) butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt

01. Combine Butter, Sugar and Salt

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, and salt. 

Using the paddle attachment, mix until smooth and creamy – about 3 minutes. You can also do this by hand if you don’t have a mixer!

cookie ingredients

02. Add Egg Yolks and Vanilla

Add the egg yolks and vanilla and stir to combine.

sugar cookie ingredients

03. Add Flour

Add the flour and stir on low speed until all the flour has disappeared into the dough.

cookie dough

04. Shape Dough Into A Log and Chill

Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and shape it into a log approximately 3 inches in diameter.

Wrap the log in parchment paper or plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

cookie dough log

05. Slide Dough into Cookie Rounds

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Slice the log into 12 rounds, each a little under ¼ inch thick.

Place the cookie dough rounds onto the baking sheet, spacing them evenly on the tray.

sliced cookie dough

06. Bake Cookies for 15 Minutes

Bake for 15 minutes until pale in the middle and light golden brown on the edges. Rotate cookie sheet half way through baking.

Let cool completely.

baked sugar cookies

07. Make Frosting

In bowl of stand mixer, combine butter & salt. Beat butter for 3 min. until very creamy.

Add ½ of the powdered sugar & mix on low speed until combined. Add remaining powdered sugar.

Mix on low until combined. Turn mixer up to medium-high & blend until it’s light & fluffy – about 5 min.

frosting ingredients

08. Frost Cookies

Cut Sour Punch Arctic Straws into variety of sizes – very small, small & medium. Try not to cut any longer than ½ the diameter of cookie.

Using offset spatula or butter knife, dollop small amount of frosting into center of cookie. Spread to cover top of cookie.

frosting sugar cookies

09. Decorate with Sour Punch Arctic Straws

Place Sour Punch Straws on the cookie in a snowflake pattern.

Repeat these frosting and straw steps with the remaining cookies.


snowflake sugar cookies

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