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These little Melting Snowman Cookies are so delicious that they will literally melt in your mouth with my secret sugar cookie recipe ingredient! They are perfect for sharing with friends and neighbors and will certainly bring a smile to everyone’s face!
I was asked to participate in a Cookie Swap so my little man and I made these adorable Melting Snowman Cookies – we thought they were the perfect cookie for a snowy day here in North Carolina!!
The base of the snowman is a homemade sugar cookie made with sour cream! They are super soft and sweet! Similar to a Lofthouse cookie! The frosting is homemade royal icing that I piped onto the cookie. The head of the snowman is a marshmallow.
They seriously are so easy and so ADORABLE!…I can’t tell who is cuter? The cookies or my son! 🙂
- SUGAR COOKIES:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature (I used Pete & Gerry’s Organic eggs)
- 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- ROYAL FROSTING:
- 2lb confectioners sugar
- 5 egg whites
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- Large marshmallows
- Black frosting
- Orange frosting
- SUGAR COOKIES:
- Beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until nice and fluffy.
- Add egg, beat until incorporated.
- Reduce speed to low and and sour cream and vanilla and beat, until well combined, scraping down the bowl with a silicone spatula.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour. baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin to a 1/3″ thickness, cut out circles with wide mouth mason jar lid or circle cookie cutter
- Bake at 375° F for 6-8 minutes depending on thickness of cookie
- ROYAL ICING:
- Separate egg whites in a separate small bowl
- Add confectioners sugar and cream of tartar to mixer, turn on, using paddle attachment and slowly
- add egg whites.
- Beat slowly (you do not want to let it become filled with air bubbles) for 1-2 minutes until well incorporated, scraping down sides with silicone spatula when needed.
- Cover with a damp towel until ready to use
- Assemble and enjoy!
Don’t be intimidated by the piping of the frosting. I promise, this Royal Frosting recipe I use is not only sooo good, but it’s super easy to work with because it’s thick! Often times, with other recipes, they are too thin and run way too much and make the cookie really messy looking.
And of course if you would rather make a sugar cookie mix instead Krusteaz Sugar Cookies with Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs would be a great alternative! You can also buy pre-made frosting in the baking section at any major grocery store.
Enjoy and happy baking to you!