Monday, August 1, 2011

Summertime Snowmen

I've seen these snowmen cookies floating around some blogs way back in January, while the snow was falling sheets and the weatherman was gleefully adding up the inches like a greedy man in a bank. So somehow, I just couldn't bring myself to make these cookies quite yet. But now, after a scorcher of a week last week, I am quite ready for some winter imagery! The kids had a blast making them, and this is the kind of thing that the kids can actually make all by themselves (well mostly) and have it come out looking cute. Here's what you need:

One recipe sugar cookies, rolled and flattened into circles, baked and cooled
Large Marshmallows
Thin stick pretzels
Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Sprinkles
Food markers (Optional)
Fondant (Optional)

You can really go crazy with your imagination and raid your candy closet for these cookies. For the basic idea, transfer royal icing to a squeeze bottle. Squeeze a nice dollop onto the top of a sugar cookie. Grease a large dinner plate with shortening, and place marshmallows on top, spaced around an inch apart. Microwave on high for about 10-15 seconds - don't leave the microwave. Keep an eye on them, and as soon as they start to puff up, take them out of the microwave. Press a marshmallow down into the "puddle'' of royal icing and then decorate! Use leftover royal icing to attach the eyes, nose etc. 
Have fun and stay cool! 


  1. Oh my gosh, how cute! What a fun idea :)

  2. Adorable, but please not winter yet!!! We are still defrosting!!

  3. So clever. What a great way to cool off in the summer!

  4. i'm lovinggggg these!!! wow.. soooooooooooo adorable!

  5. ok can i just say that these are the CUTEST snowmen i have EVER seen?!?! and i have created many a cute snowman in my day. Just sayin.

  6. this is a random question, but do you know if the hechsher for wilton pearl dust is kosher? (it's hkc in a circle) thanx

  7. these cookies are simply adorable! very creative!!!

  8. this is quite random, but do you know if the hechsher on wilton pearl dust is reliable? (the hechsher is hkc in a circle) thanks

  9. Hi, as far as I checked into it, the HKC is not reliable, but you should really ask your own Rav...

  10. I don't know how I missed these. They are absolutely adorable!! Lol as a PP said no not winter yet :(..
    Great Work!!


  11. Wow! What a great recipe to see on my first visit to your blog! This definitely wins the prize for Cutest Cookie in the Universe.

    I'll definitely be back to browse.


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