“Snowy” Holiday Baking

Let it snow, let it snow, let is snow — in the form of snow-inspired treats!

“Snowy” Holiday Baking

In this week’s SWAT (Sharing With A Theme), our food bloggers are wishing for snow and cooking up holiday-themed treats inspired by winter.

Our theme, “snow,” was open to interpretation as I asked The Daily Meal’s Culinary Content Network of bloggers to send me their recipes for treats — savory and sweet — alluding to, inspired by, or made with snow.

“Snow” could mean a number of things: Perhaps “snow” would mean copious amounts of powdered-sugar-dusted desserts or glittery white sprinkles adorning cookies. Maybe we’d see elaborate snowflake designs and decorations or creations covered in coconut flakes.

This recipe collection is composed of a select list of beautifully crafted recipes that fit perfectly into this theme — and don’t expect to see a boring snow cone or any old snowball cookie.

Now that we have officially entered winter, it’s time for snow! And maybe, just maybe, if we eat enough of these snowy treats, we will be graced with a white Christmas.

Chocolate Fudge Cookies With Salty Snow

These intensely chocolatey cookies are dusted with Maldon salt for a stark, sparkly contrast. For the recipe, click here.


“I am always reminded of snow each time I dress these hot beignets with a blanket of powdered sugar,” The Primlani Kitchen writes. For the recipe, click here.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Mon Petit Four over-whipped the mascarpone frosting on purpose; she wanted a curdled, lumpy look so that her cake would look as if it was covered in a rustically beautiful layer of powdered snow. For the recipe, click here.

Coconut Snowball Melting Moments

The View From Great Island makes these buttery little bites of coconut bliss small enough to pop right into your mouth.  For this recipe, click here.

Garlic Parmesan Holiday Cheeseball

This awesome-looking snowman is, in fact, a large savory cheeseball comprising of two types of cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, minced garlic, and shredded Parmesan.

For this recipe from Citrus Blossom Bliss, click here.

Healthy Chocolate Bundt Cake

Delightful Mom Food hides a lot of goodness inside this sweet-looking cake. Best of all, it’s dusted is a lovely layer of powdered sugar! For the recipe, click here.

Rose, Cardamom, and Pistachio Snowballs

Classic snowball cookies with a Middle Eastern twist: Rose, cardamom, and pistachio flavors mingle and make this cookie truly special. For the recipe, click here.

Snow Ice Cream

This recipe calls for eight cups of clean (real) snow, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. It’s all mixed together to create a sweet ice snow cream.

Check out the recipe from A Sweet Potato Pie here.

Snowmen White Cake Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting

This inventive snowman stack is composed of two white cake cupcakes and one marshmallow. It’s all frosted in snowy-white buttercream and made complete with a black-licorice hat. Check out the recipe here.

Vanilla Spearmint Sparkling Snowflake Macarons

Diary of a Mad Hausfrau paints beautiful sparkly snowflakes on top of her festively colored, spearmint-centered French macarons. For the recipe, click here.