Have you seen these melted snowman cookies? I love them! I saw them last year from a Polish blog called My Pastries.
Her cookies are so adorable and I knew I just had to make them this year.
Now I have no patience whatsoever with frosting cookies so if I can make these cookies, anyone can and I bet yours turn out even cuter!
These are fairly easy to make but the decorating part does take a bit of time. I made the cookies and icing and had these frosted and decorated in just over an hour- so not bad.
Next you can make your own icing or you can use the stuff from the tub. I made my own and it was delicious-
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3½ cups powdered sugar, sifted
- Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and egg in a large mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Wrap tightly in saran wrap and place in fridge for 2-24 hours to chill.
- Once chilled, remove from fridge and roll out into a ½ inch thick on a lightly floured surface (I use powdered sugar instead of flour)
- Cut into a circle shape with a 2½ inch circle.
- Roll out slightly larger to accommodate the marshmallow.
- Bake at 375 degrees for about 7 minutes.
- Cool on a rack.
- For the icing:
- Mix all ingredients and test consistently. Add slightly more milk for a thinner texture or more powdered sugar for a runny icing. The consistency should be thick enough to coat a spoon but thin enough to spread on a cookie.
If you want to make the icing ahead of time you can- this will be good for several days. Just bring it out of the fridge and to room temp before icing the cookies.
Once you bake your cookies and let them cool on a cooling rack, frost with icing. This is a melting snowman so you might try for a few little drips and interesting shapes when you ice the cookies. I used a spoon and added the icing to the center of the cookie and then used the back of the spoon to spread it around the cookie and encourage little drips.
When I cut the cookie shapes with a standard circle cookie cutter, I found the cookies were a little small in comparison to the marshmallow. So you can see what you think too but I wound up making the cookie circles slightly thicker than normal and using a rolling pin to make the circle a little larger.
Next you need large marshmallows for the head. The marshmallows need to be slightly melted in the microwave and I found doing one marshmallow at a time worked best.
I zapped them for about 5 seconds and then if they needed more, I did about 2-3 more seconds. You will probably have a few casualties of marshmallows but if they look a little melty at the bottom just pick it up quickly and pop right on top of your cookie as the head.
Next you can start decorating. I used a little black icing from a tube to draw on the arms and eyes and mouth. Silly expressions on the snowmen give them a lot of character. I don’t have a steady hand with decorating so I just did little Os for the mouth and some half smiles.
Next I added mini M&Ms as buttons. Frosting tubes would work as well but I did find this icing tends to set so better to add the M&Ms to the frosting right away.
I used a dab of orange frosting in a squeeze tube for the nose. This took a few tries to get it right as I didn’t want just a dot but rather a small piece of icing hanging off to look like a carrot.
Last you can pipe on the scarf. In the beginning I was doing the scarf first and realized it made it hard to place the hand so try it both ways and see what you prefer.
And that was it! I thought the buttons were cuter slightly askew rather than lined up perfectly. It makes the little guy look a little windblown 🙂
And that is it! Not hard at all and these are both delicious and absolutely adorable in person!
And if you do want to see a 30 second video of how these come together visit my You Tube channel here.
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