Snow Kisses Cookies #ChristmasCookies

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Snow Kisses cookies melt like snow flakes on your tongue! Soft Moravian cake cookies perfect for Christmas.
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I love a soft cookie for snacking.
These Snow Kisses are extra big to big that cake texture in every bite. Not too sweet, too!

Snow Kisses
A simple cookie made with basic ingredients. I like to dress them up just a bit with a sprinkle of colored sugar and dusting of powdered sugar.

Snow Kisses
Snow Kisses

Snow Kisses

Snow Kisses Cookies

Yield: 12 large cookies

Serving Size: 1 each


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • colored sugar or powdered sugar for decorating (optional)


  • Cream together sugar and shortening. Add egg and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk into the dough.
  • Chill at least 30 minutes. Roll dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake at 375 for 8 to 10 minutes until cookie sets and bottoms slightly brown.
  • Cool completely and decorate as desired.


Adapted from a page torn from an old Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook that my Mom had.

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17 Responses to Snow Kisses Cookies #ChristmasCookies

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  4. Shannon says:

    I could eat any sort of shortbread all year long…or ginger cookie…or one with maraschino cherries in it! So basically I want to eat every single type of holiday cookie all year long!! Your cookies look and sound beautiful.

  5. Wendy Klik says:

    These are perfect little snowflakes.

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  7. Jan says:

    So light and soft and fluffy! I want to just sink my teeth into one! Yum! Thanks for sharing at our Celebrate365 Cookie Exchange!

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  9. Christie says:

    I love Moravian cookies! Their sugar cookies and spices cookies are so good! I love the dusting and sprinkles. So festive and delicious.
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  10. These are such pretty cookies, Cindy. I’d love one with an afternoon cup of tea.
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  11. Debbie says:

    Hi Cindy, I do enjoy a nice shortbread type biscuit this time of year. If I get a chance before Christmas I will give these a go.. I’ll have to substitute the buttermilk with natural Greek yoghurt though as buttermilk is hard to get here. Hope that won’t make too much of a difference… I found your recipe over on Carlee’s blog.

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