Champagne-Frosted New Years Cookies

Champagne Frosted New Years Cookies

I have always said that New Years Eve is my least favorite holiday.

The champagne, the staying-up-late, and the New Years resolutions just don’t appeal to me. Like at all.

Whether it is a sip or a glass of champagne, my body totally does a 180° and yells at me the next morning. I mean, I am not a crazy drinker to begin with, but there definitely is something in the champagne that makes me feel like I am going to die a slow, painful death the next morning.

As for staying up late, I am more of the early to bed, early to rise kinda girl. I hate to waste daylight hours on sleeping in when I could be whipping up a new recipe for you guys or holding a Harry Potter marathon in my living room. ;)

To me, New Years resolutions are just, plain silly. If I have something I want to accomplish or overcome, then why wait until the new year to set my goal. I started a new goal to lose a few lbs. in the middle of the holiday season this year. I know, crazy, right? But it taught me to watch what I ate during the worst possible time of the year. And you know what? I have lost 12 lbs.

So to brighten my outlook on New Years Even, I made cookies.

Champagne Frosted New Years Cookies

I have to admit, these champs cookies were a total last minute. I had purchased the champagne glass cookie cutter a few days after Christmas on Amazon and never dreamed that it would get here in time. But of course, Amazon proved me wrong and it arrived early yesterday. So I whipped up a batch of sugar cookies and got to frosting.

Champagne Frosted New Years Cookies

When it comes to royal icing, my go-to recipe is from Sweetopia. Not only does she provide the most amazing royal icing recipe from Antonia74{}, but she also gives some great tips and helpful hints.

Champagne Frosted New Years Cookies

To give it some champagne flavor without the actual champagne, I added a few drops of champagne flavoring oil to the icing. A little bit goes a long way… Adding too much can overpower the cookie and you definitely don’t want that. Cuz these are good..#nomnomnomnom

Champagne Frosted New Years Cookies

I used a small brush and some yellow sugar crystals to mimic the bubbles in champagne. I started at the top and worked my way down, making a stamping motion with my brush. I also added this brittle, transparent sugar glass to make the stem of the champagne glass look more realistic.

Champagne Frosted New Years CookiesI hope you have the happiest of New Years filled with joy, love, and cookies…


Champagne-Frosted New Years Cookies

Yield: 4-5 dozen

Recipe by Carrie


  • 1 cup {2 sticks} unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Champagne flavoring oil {add just a few drops to your royal icing}
  • Royal Icing


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheet with silapat or parchment paper.
  2. In your stand mixer bowl, combine butter and sugar; mix well.
  3. Add egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract; mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda.
  5. Add dry ingredients to your stand mixer bowl.
  6. Chill dough for 1-2 hours.
  7. Take small portions at a time to roll out and cut.
  8. Bake for 5-7 minutes; watch carefully, as these can burn easily.
  9. One completely cooled, frost cookies accordingly.
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