Have I mentioned that I love Pinterest?
I do. A lot.
Anyhoo…look what it inspired this time!
Melting Snowmen can be the newest sensation at your holiday cookie exchange, church functions, or even make a great gift for the neighbors.
These were surprisingly easy to make, (especially since I kinda cheated on a few ingredients…)
I needed something quick for a get-together we were attending the next day, and I’d been itching to try these.
In between trying to keep popcorn and cranberries out of Victoria’s mouth while we attempted decorating the tree, (still working on that,) I got some sugar cookies started in the oven and then decorated these with my sis-in-law after the girls were in bed.
- Sugar Cookies – I used Pillsbury dough this time, but here’s a great sugar cookie recipe that I’ll use next time.
- White Royal Icing – I think you can buy this too, but it is seriously easy. Beat 4 egg whites until frothy and then gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar. Came out perfect.
- Colored Icing – again I cheated. Since I didn’t want to mess with tips and such, I bought Wilton’s Gel Colors tubes for the decorations. You could also use decorative sprinkles and such.
- Bake the cookies according to whatever recipe you are using or the package directions if you’re cheating. Make sure to make them extra big and somewhat misshapen for the “melted” look.
- Spread the royal icing over each cookie, using the back of a spoon, and letting it drip off the sides to make some puddles. It should harden with in a few minutes and be ready for the next steps.
- Place your marshmallows on a greased plate in the microwave. Zap them for just a few seconds. Watch carefully and just when they’re starting to puff a little, whip them out and squish one onto each cookie for the head.
- Use your decorative icing/gels to embellish your snowmen. Add buttons, scarves, bowties, even hairbows for the snow-ladies.