Melting Snowmen Cookies

by Mama Chocolate on December 6, 2011

melting snowman cookies

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.

Ingredients

  • Sugar Cookies – I used Pillsbury dough this time, but here’s a great sugar cookie recipe┬áthat 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.
  • Marshmallows
melting snowmen cookies
Directions

 

  • 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.

 

melting snowmen cookies

 

I originally saw this recipe here, but I believe the creative credit goes to The Decorated Cookie.

 

Delicious and adorable, these were a big hit with the kids at our party.
I caught 2yr old Katie prodding the head of one poor snowman and licking her fingers after each poke. ;-)

 

Try ‘em out! They’re easy and yummy, and oh-so-cute!

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Tree December 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

These are simply the cutest!! I think I’ll add these to my cookie list this year!!
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Ashley T December 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm

This is so cute! I might have to make these cookies this weekend!
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Danielle H December 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm

SO cute… I am doing a cookie exchange with the girls on my bowling team and I am definitely making these!
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Karen December 6, 2011 at 10:38 pm

My boys will love this!! They look scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Danielle @ We Have It All December 6, 2011 at 11:23 pm

This is awesome, love it! I just showed this to my mom – she totally wants to try it!
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Marthalynn December 7, 2011 at 3:33 am

Ha! I’ve been seeing these on Pinterest too and they’re adorable. Yours turned out so well! Thanks for sharing.

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Courtney Joyner December 7, 2011 at 4:28 am

Those are adorable! Almost too cute to eat. I have a Cookie Exchange in a couple of weeks. I might have to try these! :)
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Jenny Sanders December 15, 2011 at 1:59 am

These are cute in a sense that I want to share to my neighborhood!
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MomMart December 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm

I love this pinterest project! I have seen this pin and laughed so hard at it. I love it and will totally give it a try with my boys! Your version looks great!
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