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Melting Snowman Cookies; Perfect Christmas Cookie for Kids

Learn how to make these easy melting snowman cookies for Christmas. They are a great treat for kids that are fun and easy to make for the holidays.

Cookies are great snacks any time of the year but can make colder days feel much warmer. Not only that, but decorating cookies is also a wonderful Christmas activity to do with the kids. As the colder months are approaching, try this melting snowman cookie making activity! It is super easy to do and will definitely create a welcoming atmosphere for the holiday season. 

Side note; I’m no stranger to making snowman snacks. I’ve previously made Halloween snowman snacks that kids love to make and to share! Make sure to come back and check those treats out too! You can even watch a quick video on how to make them.

melting snowman cookies for Christmas

Here is what you will need:

  • Sugar Cookies (both frozen and homemade ones will work)
  • White icing (any kind of icing is fine)
  • Marshmallows 
  • M&Ms
  • Sprinkles 
  • Any other decoration of choice
melting snowman cookie ingredients

How to make melting snowman cookies

Step 1:

Bake cookies according to the type you are using. Pre made refrigerated sugar cookies are the easiest to use. Once the cookies are baked, lay them out on a cookie rack and allow them to cool. 

sugar cookies for melted snowman Christmas cookies

Step 2:

While the cookies are cooling down, go ahead and make the icing. If you prefer to use store-bought icing this step will not be necessary. 

Make sure the icing is white or off white to match the color of the marshmallows.

For ease of handling in the next steps, allow the icing to chill in the refrigerator for a little while so it does not become too runny. 

Step 3:

Once the cookies are cool, using a piping bag or a spatula to spread the icing on top of the sugar cookie. It’s not necessary to make the icing neat since it is supposed to be the ‘melting’ part of the snowman anyways.

icing on sugar cookies for melting snowman

Step 4:

Put the marshmallows in a bowl and microwave them for a few seconds. This is a little sensitive as heating them too long make the marshmallows melt and repeated heating could make it crinkle. About five seconds should be enough to slightly melt one of the sides of the marshmallow. 

Once slightly melted, stick the molten part onto one side of the top of the cookie. 

marshmallow on top of sugar cookie with icing

Step 5:

Using spherical sprinkles or any similar food decoration, attach two ‘eyes’ onto the front of the marshmallow. 

You could also do this using a different colored icing or even mini M&Ms. 

eyes for melting snowman

Step 6: 

Using sprinkles or colored icing, make the ‘hands’ of the snowman.

hands of the snowman on the melting snowman cookies

Step 7:

For the nose, use orange sprinkle or a similar candy. 

nose of the snowman for melting snowman cookies

Step 8:

Place a couple of M&Ms in a line onto the icing to create the buttons for the snowman.

buttons on snowman for melting snowman cookies

Use any other decoration you want to make hats or scarves for the snowman or just leave is as it is.

There you have it, a melting snowman cookie! You could even try putting your own spin to it by using a different color of marshmallow and a similar icing color. Whatever version you choose to make, this activity will be a great way to spend some quality family time while also creating a delicious dessert around the Christmas season.

Snowman Cookies for Christmas

melted snowman cookies for Christmas

Look how cute these Christmas cookies are! These easy melted snowman cookies will be a hit for the holiday season.

Happy holiday baking!

Yield: 12 cookies

Melting Snowman Cookies

melted snowman cookies for Christmas

Learn how to make these melting snowman cookies for Christmas. They are a great treat for kids that are fun and easy to make for the holidays.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 4 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • Sugar Cookies (both frozen and homemade ones will work)
  • White icing (any kind of icing is fine)
  • Large marshmallows 
  • M&Ms
  • Sprinkles 
  • Any other decoration of choice

Instructions

  1. Bake the cookies according to the type you are using. Whether you use pre made dough or make your own, it's entirely up to you.
  2. Once cookies are baked, lay them out on a cookie rack and allow the cookies to cool. 
  3. While the cookies are cooling down, go ahead and make the icing. If you prefer to use store-bought icing this step will not be necessary. Make sure the icing is white or off white to match the color of the marshmallows.
  4. For ease of handling in the next steps, allow the icing to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so it doesn't become too runny. 
  5. Once the cookies are cool, using a piping bag or a spatula, spread the icing on top of the sugar cookie. It's not necessary to make the icing neat since it is supposed to be the ‘melting’ part of the snowman anyways.
  6. Put the marshmallows in a bowl and microwave them for 4-5 seconds. This is a little sensitive as heating them too long make the marshmallows melt and repeated heating could make it crinkle. About five seconds should be enough to slightly melt one of the sides of the marshmallow. 
  7. Once slightly melted, stick the molten part onto one side of the top of the cookie.
  8. Using spherical sprinkles or any similar food decoration, attach two ‘eyes’ onto the front of the marshmallow. You could also do this using a different colored icing or even mini M&Ms. 
  9. Using sprinkles or colored icing, make the ‘hands’ of the snowman.
  10. For the nose, use orange sprinkle or a similar candy. 
  11. Place a couple of M&Ms in a line onto the icing to create the buttons of the snowman.

Notes

Try putting your own spin on these cookies by using a different color of marshmallow and a similar icing color.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
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