Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)

A Snow Flurry of Cookies (GF, DF)

Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
“A Snow Flurry of Cookies”

While some of y’all may have seen enough snow this season, we’re enjoying it out in Colorado. Not only did we have a powder day this past week at my home mountain, but I also had the opportunity to go snowcat skiing at Chicago Ridge!

To make the week even better, we had guests in town. In fact, we had another gluten free guest in the house, which is a welcome treat since I’m the sole celiac in my immediate family. It also gave me a reason to make some cookies!

Some of you may remember my Super Bowl Cookies, where I tried out Satin Ice fondant and a 3D Modeling Clay. While the modeling clay wasn’t my favorite, I’m using the fondant again today. Not only is it allergy friendly and tasty, but I find it easy to manipulate! Thanks, Satin Ice!

Super Bowl Cookies (GF, DF, EF)
Just in case you forgot the Super Bowl Cookies!

This time, I tried out a Glutino Mix, which we all enjoyed. No one in our household likes plain sugar cookies, so I didn’t have a good judge for that aspect of the cookie. HOWEVER, we all thought the mix was simple and sweet. And, accompanied by the frosting we all thought the flavors went well together. My sister even said it’s her favorite dessert that I’ve made her! (Trust me, that’s a huge compliment.)

Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
“Raindrops on Roses and Mittens on Kittens”

Now, without further ado, I present the step by step cookie creation guide accompanied by plenty of pictures! Enjoy!

Wintertime Sugar Cookies


  • Sugar Cookies (I used a Glutino Mix.)
  • Food Coloring (I used a gelled version.)
  • Frosting (I use my Buttercream Frosting Recipe– it’s GF and vegan.)
  • Fondant (I use Satin Ice.)
  • Also helpful: cookie cutters, rolling pin, and decorating set/pastry bag


  1. Bake Cookies. I think sugar cookies are the best.

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Fresh Out of the Oven!
  2. Use cookie cutters to cut the cookies into fun shapes!

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Be sure to cut out the shapes while the cookies are still warm!
  3. Hand whipped buttercream icing
    Hand whipping frosting is a lot of work!

    While the cookies are baking, make up a batch of frosting. I make a buttercream frosting that is gluten free and vegan. You can find the recipe here.

  4. Next, it’s time to add the fondant to the cookies. I use Satin Ice, which is also vegan. You will need to roll out the fondant, cut it into a fun shape, and apply a small amount of frosting to the cookie before laying down the fondant.                                                   (I also choose to dye my fondant by adding in a small amount of gelled food coloring.)

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Roll out the fondant! I don’t have a rolling pin, but a glass does the job as well. 🙂

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Apply a small amount of frosting.

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Place the fondant on top!

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Ta da! Fondant Applied!
  5. Optional: If you would like to place fondant on fondant, I still recommend adding a small amount of frosting between the two layers.

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Apply the frosting to the FONDANT!

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    And, add the fondant mitten right on top!
  6. All that’s left is to add some finishing touches with frosting. I begin by dyeing the frosting a bunch of different colors. I simply take the white frosting from Step #3, and dye small segments of it. My favorite color combination is a mixture of blue and purple dye.

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Can you guess why I made orange frosting?
  7. Let’s decorate!

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Snowman nose!

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    Snowflake details!

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)
    All done!
  8. Enjoy the cookies in your favorite wintertime spot. Or, summertime spot if you’re dreaming of snow!

    Wintertime Sugar Cookies (GF, V)

Finally, I’m bringing all of these cookies to my friends at Fiesta Friday! Thank you to Caroline, Elaine, and Angie for hosting us this week. As you’re reading this post, there is a solid chance that I’m skiing as that is my weekend plan (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

Now, do you have a favorite sugar cookie mix or recipe? What about fondant? Even better, do you make your own fondant? Also, if you’re on Instagram, I finally made my way over there: wanderlustceliac. Looking forward to seeing you there too!

Have a wonderful weekend, and happy baking!

24 thoughts on “A Snow Flurry of Cookies (GF, DF)

  1. Okay SO, I do not like sugar cookies, well I mean, I will eat them, I eat anything with sugar, BUT they’re not my favorite UNLESS there’s frosting on them, then they are glorious. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL. please help me be fancy 🙂

    1. Thanks, Amber! Yep, that’s the consensus in our house, but when we’re adding frosting, we would pick a sugar cookie over any other kind of cookie. (Shhhhhhh! Last time I used chocolate chip cookies because they were the only ingredients I had in the house!) Do you have a favorite cookie mix or do you make your own?! 😀

  2. What fabulous cookies!! They look great, and so interesting to see your step by step photos of the decorating 😀 I’m sure these will be a big hit at this week’s party, thank you for bringing them to Fiesta Friday xx

  3. Your cookies are very pretty Kaila!! I’m not really a cookie person, but would be very tempted – after looking at them for a while of course! 🙂 Happy FF and thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Michelle! Growing up in New England, I learned that winter sports tend to make the winter much more tolerable. However, with the amount of snow they got this year, I’m pretty sure even the snow lovers are sick of the snow! 😀

    1. Awh, thanks Angie! I must admit after the first few snow shovels of the year it becomes pretty mundane. However, there was a guy who made his own snowblower that was on TV because he used a toilet as the seat! Pretty creative! 😀

  4. What beautifully decorated cookies! And, unfortunately, the winter-y theme is so appropriate…
    I’ve never made cookies by cutting them out after they’re cooked, but that looks quite clever as it gives you such neat and tidy edges!

    1. Awh, thank you! I cut them after because it’s hard to get the dough to stay in shape if I do it before. I think it’s because I’m missing the same binding properties of gluten, so everything expand so dramatically! But, this way you also get to eat the edges as you cut them, which I enjoy. 🙂

      Have a fantastic weekend!

    1. Awh, thank you! I’ve never decorated cookies before this year, just gingerbread houses. BUT, I’ve been having a lot of fun with it! hope you’re enjoying your weekend! 🙂

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