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Easy Snowflake morsels recipe

With Christmas around the corner,these glittering morsels - in a sweet and in a savory version- are the easy to make canapés you were waiting for. Perfect as a gift or as a nibble before your Christmas party dinner.

Blogger Laura Pashby from blog Circle of Pine Trees created exclusively for Freixenet these little yet super tasty morsels in a sweet and savoury version. "I thought about the effervescent fizz of a glass of Cordon Negro, and decided that a little sparkle is exactly what’s needed at this time of year. So my theme for these celebratory treats is all that glitters!".

Lemon Snowflakes

"These glittering lemony morsels are a sweet canapé to accompany a glass of sparkle. The lemon
pairs great with the Freixenet, and the gilded shimmer gives them a little seasonal glamour".

Ingredients

  • 90g soft butter
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Juice of the lemon
  • 100g caster sugar
  • Edible glitter

Method

  1.  Preheat the oven to180c/ gas mark 4 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until soft and pale. 
  3. Beat in the egg, followed by the lemon zest.
  4.  Stir in the flour and baking powder and mix until it forms a soft dough.
  5. Split the dough into two discs, wrap each in cling film and chill in the fridge for half an hour.
  6. Sprinkle the work surface with flour, place a disc of dough on it and sprinkle with flour.
  7.  Roll out to a depth of 5mm. Cut into snowflake shapes, placing each one onto the baking tray as you go.

  1.  Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. When ready, they will be gold around the edges but pale in the middle. They will harden as they cool.
  2. Place the snowflakes on a wire rack and repeat the process with the second disc of dough.
  3. When the cookies are cool, make a lemon syrup. Add the lemon juice to a small pan with 100g of caster sugar. Heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, then boil up for a minute or so, to thicken it.
  4. Using a pastry brush, spread the syrup over one snowflake at a time, immediately followed by a generous sprinkling of glitter.

Cheese Snowflakes

"If savoury is more to your taste, this cheese based version will delight your tastebuds".

Ingedients

  • 90g butter 
  • 90g cheddar cheese
  • 90g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder (optional)
  • Edible glitter

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/ gas mark 4 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all the ingredients using your hands until a dough is formed.
  3. Form the dough into a disc, wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for half an hour.
  4. Sprinkle the work surface with flour, place the disc of dough on it and sprinkle with flour. Roll out to a depth of 5mm. Cut into snowflake shapes (or other shapes if you prefer), placing each one onto the baking tray as you go.
  5. Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  6. Place the biscuits on a wire rack.
  7. When they are cool, sprinkle liberally with glitter.
  8.  
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