In our neighborhood, we make short lived snowmen. When we do get enough snow to make a snowman, it doesn’t last long. Most of our snowmen have been a little dingy looking because we are scraping enough snow together to make them. So the idea for Melting Snowman Cookies I found at My Litter really struck a chord. This is a perfect commemoration of all the awkward snowmen my kids have made over the years.
These snowmen and snowgals are a breeze to make. I wanted a chocolate cookie for the bottom and decided to try this Chocolate Sugar Cookie recipe from Jo Cooks. We loved them. These became a perfect base to show off the snowmen. I will definitely be making them again, next time topped with white chocolate and peppermint.
To make the snowmen, I cut marshmallows in half with kitchen shears. Then I made a puddle of melted vanilla flavored candy coating (sometimes called almond bark) on top of the cookie. Next, I dipped the cut marshmallow into the white chocolate and set it on top the puddle on top of the cookies (sounds like a song about a hole at the bottom of the sea, huh?). While the chocolate is still melted, add sprinkles for eyes and nose. After the candy hardened, I added arms, bows and bow ties with gel icing for a quick and easy finish.
We just got our first snow of the season today, but it is more like ice. So these melting snowman cookies will just have to do until some decent snow comes along for snowman making!
These Snowmen Rock!
- 3 cup all purpose flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa
- colored sprinkles
- black and red icing (gel or decorator icing from the baking aisle works great)
- 1 lb vanilla flavored candy coating (sometimes called almond bark)
- In a small bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder.
- Cream together butter and sugar. Then add eggs one at a time. Next add vanilla extract and unsweetened cocoa until well combined.
- Add flour mixture a little at a time, until all incorporated into batter.
- Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour. Divide dough into four parts. Roll to ¼ thick and cut with cookie cutter. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes. Cool completely.
- To make the snowmen: Cut marshmallows in half with kitchen shears. Then make a puddle of melted vanilla flavored candy coating (sometimes called almond bark) on top of the cookie. Next, dip the cut marshmallow into the white chocolate and set it on top of the cookie. While the chocolate is still melted, add sprinkles for eyes and nose. After the candy is hardened, add arms, bows and bow ties with gel or decorator icing for a quick and easy finish.
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