I first ran across these adorable cookies on Crazy Domestic‘s blog during my weekly quest for bowling snacks.
The moment I saw these Melted Snowman Cookies, I knew I had to make them! They are so darn cute!! Plus, they are simple and easy to make! Between work and the craziness of the holidays, I’m all about “easy-to-make!”
Let’s gather a few things from the fridge and the pantry and get started!!
You know I didn’t even notice the cookie dough packages have two different fonts on the front. Do you see how focused I was on creating these yummy cookies?!
1 package of Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie Mix OR substitute your family favorite! 10 large marshmallows, Cookie Icing, decorating tips, and your imagination! You can use Betty Crocker Cookie Icing or make your own. You’ll need Black, Red, Green, Blue and Red! I also used mini orange M&M’s for the noses, instead of mixing a tiny bit of orange for carrot noses.
See, simple and easy! Would I lie to you?
Mix the cookie mix (does that sound weird to anyone else?) together, then take a small chunk (about the size of a golf ball) and flatten to about 1/4″-1/2″ depending on how thick you like your cookies. Remember, they are supposed to be melted snowmen so the more irregular the shapes, the better! Isn’t that just perfect for My Imperfect Kitchen? I think I love these cookies even more now! :-)
Bake the cookies according to the package directions. Pull them out when they’re done and let them cool on a rack. When they are cool, ice the cookies with the back of a spoon and let some of the icing drip over the edge for that melting effect!
Spray a microwave safe plate with cooking spray and put the marshmallows on it. Cook on high for approx 20 seconds. Watch the marshmallows carefully though, you don’t want to let them get too fluffy! Spray your hand with the cooking spray (Great tip!) and pull the marshmallows carefully off the plate and set them on the frosted cookies.
Some of my marshmallows fell over, but I just left them that way! It gives my cookies character. HA!
Start decorating! I found it easier to do the arms and faces first, then add the rest of the details.
Aren’t they cute?
Ahhhh… I’m melting….
What? It’s going to get how hot?
All together now!
I love these cookies! The only thing I would have changed, is my icing recipe. I didn’t have clear vanilla extract, so my cookies aren’t as bright white as they should have been. It would have made them even more adorable! When you do yours, get the clear vanilla extract or use white cookie icing!
My simple icing recipe is:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp milk
1 tsp clear vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla and the icing was just a little off-color.)
1 TBLS Light Corn Syrup
Stir until smooth and ice your cookies!
You really should try these! They are fun to make and fun to eat too! I had a blast making them and will probably be making them again before the season is over. Make these as a family project on a cold night and you’ve got a perfectly sweet evening! Enjoy!