Gingerbread cookie recipe. Edible snow globe

Edible Snow Globe

Edible Snow Globe

Edible Snow Globe

Edible Snow Globe

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{Edible Snow Globe}

Preparation time: 45 min

Cooking time: 10 min


    Gingerbread cookie recipe:

  • 350 g flour
  • 125 g butter, cold and diced
  • 100 g treacle
  • 1 tbs mixed spice
  • 1/2 tbs ground ginger
  • 100 g sugar
  • 1 egg (medium size)
  • Royal icing:

  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • Decoration:

  • flaked coconut or icing sugar
  • glass bubble bowls


  1. Let’s start preparing cookie dough. In a medium mixing-bowl, mix together all ingredientes
    to form a ball.
  2. Divide the dough in two, and gather each portion into a slightly flattened ball.
  3. Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll it out between two baking papers to a thickness of maximum 0,5 cm.
  4. Use a small, sharp knife to cut around a house template. Remove trimmings and lift the gingerbread, on its parchment, onto baking trays.
  5. Place cookies on the fridge whilst preheating oven to 350º F (180 º C)
  6. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes (aprox) until brown on the edges. Let them cool on a wire rack
  7. Prepare Royal icing. Beat sugar and egg white until you have a stiff icing. Spoon into a piping bag. Arrange the wall biscuits as you are going to assemble them, then pipe icing along the side edges and stick the walls together. Once dry, stick on the roofs, (you may need to hold the biscuits on firmly for a few seconds until the icing starts to set) Let dry completely
  8. Then you just have to decorate your dessert, cupcake or cake. Finish your dessert with whipped cream, flaked coconut or icing sugar to create a “snowy” effect. Place gingerbread mini house on top, and sprinkle some more flaked coconut or icing sugar over the roof. Carefully invert bubble bowl on top, and finish with some more icing sugar on top.


  • Cookies can be prepared weeks in advance, and stored in an airtight container
  • My dessert this time was an easy chocolate pudding, made with 200 g heavy cream, 4 tbs sugar, and 200 g dark chocolate. Bring cream and sugar to boil, remove from heat, and add chopped chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes, and then stirr until smooth. Divide into 4 ramequins and chill for 24 hours. Serve with whipped cream on top.
  • This recipe was inspired by this idea from Martha Stewart
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  • Merry Xmas!

Autora : Sandeea Cocina

22 Comments a “Gingerbread cookie recipe. Edible snow globe”

  1. 18 December 2012, 11:17 am - foodnerd4life

    What a brilliant idea!!! Perfect for a Christmas dinner party! Going to give it a go.

  2. 18 December 2012, 3:34 pm - susy bello

    I love your blog !

  3. 18 December 2012, 5:27 pm - this is lemonade

    Oh wow, what a wonderful idea! I love serving up little puddings in ramekins, but how magical to make a Christmassy miniature that is edible! I don’t think I will be doing something like this for too many people, but my sister’s birthday follows Christmas, I think she would be charmed by this idea :) And what a great way to try out a gingerbread recipe, especially making a gingerbread house (something I would like to do, but never have done). You say cookies can be prepared well in advance, may I ask if they freeze well after having been made?
    Thanks for this great idea! LOVE it :)

  4. 18 December 2012, 5:47 pm - Valerie (Pieceful Wedding)

    This is such a cute idea! I love it!

  5. 18 December 2012, 6:20 pm - mundart

    oh my god.
    so so cute.
    i love it!

  6. 18 December 2012, 10:28 pm - SandeeA

    I have never tried freezing them, sorry… But I have kept them for weeks inside an airtight container :)

  7. 18 December 2012, 10:28 pm - SandeeA

    Thank you all :) Have a nice day!

  8. 19 December 2012, 5:48 am - Mary

    I don’t understand how this is edible? You use plastic!

  9. 19 December 2012, 9:42 am - SandeeA

    It is edible beacause you can eat what is inside: the house (gingerbread cookie), the “snow” (icing sugar and whipping cream), the “earth” (chocolate pudding). If you want to prepare an edible bubble cover, use isomalt as explained in this post (in Spanish, you might use google translator)

  10. 19 December 2012, 9:44 am - SandeeA

    and in fact, I used a glass bubble bowl

  11. 22 December 2012, 4:52 am - Martha Guzman

    you are amazing!!!!!! God bless you

  12. 11 January 2013, 10:17 am - Jennie

    Cute recipe but the title “Edible Snow Globe” is misleading. I thought it was going to be instructions to make the globe portion edible.

  13. 21 July 2013, 3:42 am - Francois

    the snow globe looks cool great idea.

    i went to the hyperlink that you have the one in Spanish, do you know if there is a video somewhere on how to do it, or if you can translate it for us.

    keep up the great work.

  14. 15 November 2013, 10:45 am - urmila

    your presentation of recipes is very superb plz for more understanding post your recipes with step by step images

  15. 2 December 2013, 5:33 pm - Alli

    I love these and would like to feature them in my top 12 pins for Christmas if that is ok with you. I will of course link back to you.

  16. 6 December 2013, 6:19 pm - Krista

    What a wonderful idea! So charming!

  17. 25 November 2014, 2:57 am - Bec

    SOOOO this is amazing. I am SO making them! I keep going ‘ohhhhh mygosh!!’ haha.. I love ginger bread and christmas so I’m melting of cuteness over here. Lovely recipe, thanks for sharing! Bec x

  18. 26 November 2014, 1:15 pm - Beth Eastwood

    These are AMAZING! I will definitely be trying these out this christmas. How did you know what size ramkins and glass bowls to use as I’m currently looking at purchasing some?

    Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  19. 30 November 2014, 6:25 pm - Estefania

    hey! I liked your recipe, but I would like to know what do you mean with spice? Specifically which spice do you use?
    I´m from Perú so I´ve translated the whole recipe and I would like you to answer so I can make this cookies for my babies.
    Waiting for your answer :)

  20. 30 October 2015, 11:07 am - Dawn

    Such a great idea. I am so going to do this as Christmas dessert!! Thanks

  21. 12 November 2016, 2:37 am - Tracy

    LOVE this. Thank you for sharing and your photos are just beautiful.

  22. 23 December 2016, 5:53 am - Carla Hiler

    I saw a post showing the ediable snowglobe cupcakes using gelatin to make the snowglobe edible, instead of using glass bowls. I attempted to night, one out of two did well, that is making the globe. Has anyone else used gelatin? If so, please share how you did it. It wasn’t easy for me. I still love the glass bowl idea, but want all to be edible.

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