In our house, one of our very favourite ways to bond with our kids in everyone’s spare time is to cook and bake together. The kitchen is certainly a hub of our home all year round, but that’s even more true than usual around the holidays. Lately, because our kids are a little older and can help us more actively with baking and decorating now, they’ve been really into the idea of making cute themed desserts that help everyone get into the Christmas spirit. They wondered out loud recently about whether it’s possible to make snow themed treats, so we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for just that!
Just in case you love the idea of making snow themed desserts with your kids just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, tutorials, and recipes that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration.
1. Melting snowman chocolate mint cookies
When it comes to treats and flavours, chocolate is our number one love no matter the time of year. If we had to pick a second place choice, however, we’d have to say it’s mint! We’re sure you can imagine just how excited we were, then, when we came across this adorable melted snowman cookie recipe that tastes like both chocolate and mint! Get the full details for making your own batch on Kitchen Meets Girl.
2. Sweet tortilla snowflakes
If you’ve never tried sweet tortillas before than we’re very sorry indeed to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something really delicious! We’d suggest fixing that now by following Carpé Season‘s recipe to learn not only how to make your own sweet tortilla’s from scratch but also how to make small cutouts and sprinkle them with powdered sugar in order to make them look like snowflakes!
3. Beautiful snowflake sugar cookies
Sugar cookies are a total baking classic that suits just about any occasion, all year round. At Christmas time, however, we find that we’re a little more motivated when it comes to cookie shape and decor than usual! That’s why we were so pleased to come across this recipe and tutorial from Cake & Allie. They show you how easy it can be to make your cookies look like snowflakes and ice them with pretty winter inspired detail.
4. Snowy North Pole cupcakes
Are you the kind of person who doesn’t mind adding a little bit of detail to your baked goods here and there but would much rather just make something classic that’s really tasty, rather than going all out and wild with a theme if the flavour isn’t totally on point? In that case, we think you’ll get along quite well indeed with these creamy ice vanilla cupcakes that are smooth and white like snow and customized to look like the North Pole, but that are otherwise just an insanely good, totally delectable cupcake. Get the full details for making them happen on Wishes and Dishes.
5. Snowy dirt cookies
Are you still feeling quite intrigued by the idea of making some kind of delicious winter mint cookie but you’ve also never been a huge mint fan, so the previous recipe we showed isn’t quite the one for you? In that case, we’d definitely suggest checking out the simple way that Redhead Mom made these soft, scrumptiously sweet chocolate and powdered sugar crinkle cookies that they’ve affectionately compared to “dirty snow”.
6. Light and fluffy snow clouds
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make some kind of snow themed dessert from scratch, would you rather make something that your friends and family probably haven’t tried before? Then perhaps these light and fluffy snow clouds featured in nice, clear steps on Lauren Conrad will be a little more up your alley!
7. Baked Alaska
Baked Alaska might already be a treat all of its own accord and now just a snow themed dessert that you’d only really eat around the holidays, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t still make a great Christmas break treat for when you have guests that you want to impress! This recipe and full tutorial from Saveur is the perfect thing to help you make your own from scratch and give it the perfect texture, finish, and taste.
8. Snow pudding
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to find something even more unique that you think will really appeal to your kids with some novelty? Well, our own little ones had a total blast eating this fluffy snow pudding outlined in detail on You Too Can Cook, so we’d absolutely recommend trying it out! The perfect texture and colour are mostly thanks to egg whites.
9. White peppermint truffles
Has all this chocolate talk that we’ve been doing actually reminded you of how much you also enjoy white chocolate around this time of year? Well, if you’re also still feeling pretty enamoured with this whole idea of making peppermint flavoured things for winter then we’re pretty sure you’ll adore the way Food Network made these ultra enjoyable white peppermint truffles that are so delicious they could practically be served in a gourmet store.
10. Edible snowy chocolate pinecone recipe
Just in case you’re still on the lookout for milk chocolate recipes but you’re also a fan of treats that have a little crunch to them, here’s another cute Christmas snack idea that really appealed to our kids! This recipe and full tutorial from The Thrifty Couple guides you step by step through the process of making edible chocolate pinecones that are sprinkled with powdered sugar to look like a dusting of snow.
11. Vanilla snow cream
Have you been feeling pretty intrigued by the idea of making snow pudding but you also know that, for your kids, a delicious flavour is much more important than a neat texture? Well, the previous idea is delicious as well, but just in case a more explicitly vanilla tasting treat would be further up their alley, here’s a similar alternative for you consideration. Take a better look at Foodie Chicks Rule to see how this vanilla snow cream was made!
12. Chocolate cake with snowy meringue
Whether you choose to follow this full recipe down to the last detail or simply borrow the topping instructions and decor scheme partnered with a favourite cake recipe you already have, this next one is sure to make your family think of snowy woodlands with each bite! Check out this tutorial on Martha Stewart to see how awesome chocolate cake with a snowy meringue topping was made in just a few surprisingly simple steps.
13. Strawberries in snow
Have you actually been scrolling through our list in hopes of coming across something that involves at least a little bit of fruit, since fruity flavours are your kids’ absolute favourite kind of dessert to eat? Well, we’re pleased to report that your patience has finally paid off! This recipe from Simply Stacie teaches you how to make a delicious whipped cream strawberry delight that’s meant to look like berries in snow.
14. Snowball cookies
Are you feeling quite enamoured indeed by this whole concept of using powdered sugar to represent snow in dessert making but you’re looking for something that puts it to even more obvious use because you think it’s such a fun idea? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that both you and your kids will get a kick out of the way Food Network made these scrumptious snowball cookies that honestly do look like they’ve just been out in a fresh, powdery snowfall!
15. Real snow desserts
Do you live in the country where the snow falls heavily and stays untouched, fresh, and clean for a long time? Well, believe if or not, you can actually make certain kinds of delicious treats using real snow, so long as you collect it before anything contaminates it, or if you make it yourself from finely ground ice! Either way you decide to do it, check out this fantastic recipes resource on Chef Mom that teaches you how to make several real-snow snacks, including snow cones, cherries in snow, and actual snow pudding.
Have you made other kinds of delicious homemade snow themed desserts before that were a huge hit in your house but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can try it out too!