I first saw a 3D melting snowman cookie when my friend posted a picture on Twitter. After that, I spent so much time on Google Images staring at them. How cute! I filed it away in the back of my mind as an idea for later, but didn’t know when I’d make them. As much as I love holiday cooking, this is one of those things you make but don’t want to eat. And I’m all about eating.
I came home for winter break and the perfect time presented itself! My mom’s third grader’s holiday party. Kids will eat anything.. and they did! HEAD FIRST!
Of all the images I found, my favorite were from Somewhat Simple. No special cookie recipe, just Betty Crocker mix and icing, and some random gel icing. These took up a lot more icing than I expected! Buy generously.
Last year I made melting snowmen cookies for my mom's 3rd graders after I saw them on Somewhat Simple. They were HUGE hit with the kids and just as big a hit with the teachers! This year I made them again but this time for my office cookie exchange. Once again, a hit. These never fail to disappoint. Watch the video below or print out the recipe card.
Melting Snowmen Cookies
- Cookies! Homemade or store bought
- White Frosting not Vanilla - it has a yellow tinge
- Pam/Cooking spray
- Icing black and orange, and then whatever color you want for the scarves
- Ziploc baggies
- Heat frosting in microwaveable bowl at 15 second intervals until frosting is soupy.
- Puddle frosting on to cookies using a spoon, spread with back of spoon if needed.
- Spray microwaveable plate with Pam. Place marshmallow on plate, leaving space between each (room for expansion). Microwave until marshmallow puffs up slightly, but not too much.
- Immediately place marshmallow on frosting. Press down on marshmallow.
- If the frosting you have does not have a fine tip, squeeze in to a Ziploc baggies and cut a very small hole in the corner for a frosting tip.
- Add eyes, a note, buttons, arms and a scarf!
For 2 dozen cookies, I used a tub and of half of white frosting, about one large tube black icing, and partial tubes of large orange and green tubes of frosting.