Melted Snowman Cookies

Melted Snowman Cookies

“Oh nooo, I’m melting!”

Melted Snowman Cookies

My tween daughter came home from a holiday party with the cutest melted snowman cookie.  She and her sisters decided they HAD to bake their own!  Sugar cookies and Royal icing transformed into snowmen “bodies,” marshmallows stuck on cookies turned into heads, and decorative icing and food coloring, carefully applied, created faces and outfits.  These cookies were a lot of work…but the result?  A collection of cool cookies (and they tasted great)!

Happy baking, hon.

Make and bake sugar cookies.

1. Make sugar cookie dough.

Rolling out cookie dough.

2. Roll cookie dough to desired thickness.

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Juice glass rims doubled as cookie cutters.

3. Cut cookie dough into circles.  Juice glass rims doubled as cookie cutters.

Bake sugar cookies at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

4. Bake sugar cookies at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

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Cool cookies a few minutes,  prepare surface with parchment paper and ice cookies.

5. Cool cookies a few minutes, line counter or plate with parchment paper.  Ice cookies, dripping icing over sides.

Lightly grease a plate and your fingers and slightly melt marshmallows in the microwave.  Marshmallows on plate shouldn't touch.

6. Lightly grease a plate and your fingers and slightly melt marshmallows in the microwave. Marshmallows on plate shouldn’t touch.

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Place one marshmallow on top of each "snowman body."  Lightly press on marshmallow so it sticks to cookie icing.

7. Place one marshmallow on top of each “snowman body.” Lightly press on marshmallow so it sticks to icing.

Decorate your snowmen with toothpicks dipped into decorative gel and food coloring.

8. Decorate your snowmen with toothpicks dipped into decorative gel and food coloring.

"Oh no, my nose fell out!"

“Oh no, my nose fell out!”

Typical teenager texting!

Typical teenager texting!

Bikini-clad snow-woman.

Bikini-clad snow-woman.

Harry Potter snowman.

Harry Potter snowman.

Directions:

Ingredients other than those needed for sugar cookies and Royal icing:

1 bag regular sized marshmallows

decorative icing, food coloring, toothpicks for decorating

1.  Make and bake sugar cookies.  (See recipe below or click on link above.)

2.  Mix Royal icing.  (See recipe below or click on link above.)  Prepare parchment paper, wax paper or tin foil on a large, flat surface or plate before icing cookies.  (Icing these cookies is messy.)

3.  Ice cookies after they’ve cooled a few minutes. Drip icing over edges of cookies to make icing look like its melting.

3.  Prepare marshmallows.  Test a marshmallow in your microwave to see how many seconds it takes to get slightly melty.  Then, lightly coat a plate with either cooking spray or vegetable oil.  Place marshmallows, not touching, on plate and microwave a few seconds. Lightly grease your fingers with cooking spray or vegetable oil so marshmallows won’t stick  to your hands when you place each on a cookie.

4.  Stick one marshmallow, slightly melted from microwaving, on top of each sugar cookie.

5.  Wait a few minutes for marshmallow heads to cool.

6.  Decorate cookies to look like snowmen. Decorative orange icing was formed into “carrot noses.”

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients:

6 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups butter

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon salt

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.  Add dry ingredients to butter/ sugar mixture in increments until the flour mixture is completely incorporated.

Chill in fridge for about one hour then let sit on counter while you prepare the surface you are using to roll out the dough.  Roll dough to desired thickness and cut into circles.  We used rims of juice glasses as cookie cutters.  I line my cookie sheets with parchment paper before baking.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges turn slightly brown.

Yield:  Whole recipe makes approximately 4 dozen cookies, depending on cookie cutter size.

Royal Icing Recipe

Ingredients:

3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar

3 Tablespoons of meringue or dried egg white powder (I used the brand Deb El and a product called Just Whites.)

6 Tablespoons warm water

Beat about 4 minutes by hand. Thin icing, if needed with extra Tablespoons of warm water.

 

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