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Melted Snowman Cookies (Cute + Easy Recipe)

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These delicious snowman holiday dessert cookies are the perfect wintery treat to wow! Simple, homemade ingredients, including marshmallows and colorful m&ms make for a merry season.

melted snowman cookies with marshmallow and m&m
who doesn’t love marshmallows?

I always make these delicious melted snowman cookies and Christmas light cookies for my family right around the holidays. Needless to say, kids love this easy dessert cookie.

ingredients for snowman cookies
simple ingredients

For the cookies

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • egg yolk
  • Flour
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • white chocolate melts
  • orange food coloring (for snowman’s nose)
  • M&M’s (for decoration)
  • marshmallows
  • chocolate (for decoration)

For the royal icing

Royal icing is easy to make with only a few simple ingredients needed.

  • egg white
  • tbsp lemon juice 
  • powdered sugar
sugar + butter in mixer
sugar + butter
egg yolk and vanilla
add yolk + vanilla
add in dry ingredients
add dry ingredients
roll into dough and let sit
roll and cover, then place in fridge
cut into rounds
cut into circles
decorate and cool
bake and decorate

Directions for the sugar cookies

  1. Pre-heat your oven.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter in mixer. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Continue to mix.
  3. Add dry ingredients and continue to mix.
  4. Remove dough from fridge and roll out to 2 cm thick.
  5. Cut circles.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes in the oven.
  7. Prep the royal icing and decorate the cookies!
making royal frosting
royal frosting is easy to make

Directions for royal frosting

  1. Mix the egg white and the powdered sugar first.
  2. Next, add the lemon juice for your desired consistency (It shouldn’t be too thick).
  3. Take out the cookies from the oven and rest for 10 minutes.
  4. After it has cooled, frost each cookie with the royal icing and decorate with .marshmallow, m&ms and chocolate.

For the snowman’s nose

To make the orange carrot “nose”, melt 1/2 cup white chocolate candy melts in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds and add a drop of food coloring. Stir and use a toothpick or small paintbrush to apply.

snowman cookies with a tall glass of milk
kids will love these simple winter treat

Tips for the perfect cookies

  • Allow cookies time to rest before adding chocolate frosting for the snowman’s arms, eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Place m&m’s directly on top of the royal frosting before it hardens. This is better to give the appearance of melted snow on each cookie.
  • Use a toothpick or small paintbrush to apply the snowman’s chocolate decoration.
Christmas melted snowman cookies next to a tree with ornaments and Christmas decor
the perfect cookie for Santa

FAQ

How do I store the cookies?

Cookies may be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week.

Can I freeze these cookies?

Freeze individual frosted cookies (without marshmallows or m&m’s), then transfer to a zippered freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and decorate prior to serving.

melting snowman cookie
a delicious treat for snow days

Substitutions

No m&m’s? Try Sixlets instead.

Short on time? Buy pre-made frosting or pre-made sugar cookies. I also love making these with pre-made ginger cookies too!

marshmallow melted snowman cookie with m&m buttons

Melted Snowman Cookies

Try these simple snowman cookies for a festive holiday treat for holiday parties and potlucks. The perfect snow-day treat or a favorite cookie for Santa!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 145kcal
Author: Amber

Equipment

Ingredients

Royal Icing

Snowman's decoration

  • ¼ cup white chocolate melts for nose
  • 1 drop orange food coloring for nose
  • ¼ cup chocolate melts for arms and legs

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven to 175 C / 347 F
  • Beat the sugar and butter in mixer.
  • When they are combined well add the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Continue to mix.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and pinch of salt into another bowl.
  • Then add the dry ingredients to the mixture and continue to mix.
  • When it becomes a dough take it out and put on a stretch film and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • After, take out the dough and roll out to 2 cm thick. Cut circles into the rolled dough
  • Take them into baking tray and cook for 10 minutes in the oven.

Royal Icing

  • Mix the egg white, and powdered sugar first.Then add the lemon juice for your desired consistency (It shouldn’t be too thick).
  • Take out the cookies from the oven and rest for 10 minutes to cool down.After it cooled down, put the royal icing on top of each cookie and decorate with M&M’s and chocolate.

For Snowman Decoration

  • melt 1/4¼ cup white chocolate candy melts in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds and add a drop of food coloring. Stir and use a toothpick or small paintbrush to apply.

Notes

How do I store the cookies?
Cookies may be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Can I freeze these cookies?
Individual frosted cookies are to be frozen without chocolate or m&m’s, then transfer all of a batch to a zippered freezer bag for up to 3 months.
Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and decorate before serving.

For the snowman’s nose, arms, legs

To make the orange carrot “nose”, melt 1/4 cup white chocolate candy melts in the microwave for approximately 30 seconds and add a drop of food coloring. Stir and use a toothpick or small paintbrush to apply. Reheat if necessary. 
Use dark chocolate or milk chocolate for arms, legs, eyes, mouth. 

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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