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“Melted Snowman” Cookies

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I saw this cute idea on the Crazy Domestic blog. This was the most fun we’ve had making Christmas cookies. We thought they turned out super cute, and I wanted to share my approach to making them with all you guys! Merry Christmas!

Ingredients

  • 30 ounces, weight Pillsbury Value Size Ready To Bake Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 16 ounces, weight Betty Crocker Rich And Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 packages 7 Oz. Betty Crocker White Decorating Cookie Icing
  • ½ packages 10 Ounce Jet-Puffed Large Marshmallows
  • Butter Or Margarine, For Greasing Your Plate
  • Several Small Ziplock Sandwich Bags (about 6-8)
  • Food Coloring Colors Of Your Choosing

Preparation

I used a value size (30 ounce) roll of Pillsbury Ready to Bake sugar cookie dough. I sliced them according to directions, about 1/4 inch thick. Bake your ready to bake cookies according to directions on packaging (based on the time and temperature specified on the packaging – mine baked in about 12 minutes). Remove from oven and allow to cool.

While your cookies are cooling, take the container of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy vanilla frosting, and use your favorite food coloring and split it into several bowls and use the food coloring to make all different colors of frosting to decorate your cookies with. (If you are in a rush, you can just buy tubes of icing already made!) Then put each color frosting in a different ziploc sandwich bag, and make a small snip on one corner of your bag… (This will be your piping bag.)

Next use your Betty Crocker Decorating Cookie Icing, and ice your cookies. Make sure to let a little bit of icing spill over onto your plate.. for the “melting effect”. You can use a spoon to help spread the icing on your cookie.

Then use a little butter or margarine and lightly grease a small plate. Place a couple of marshmallows at a time on the plate, and microwave for only about 5 seconds. (May take a bit longer depending on your microwave.) You want them to puff a little but not double in size, or melt. Grease your fingers, and pick up your marshmallow and place it on the edge of your cookie… and press it down ever so slightly. Voila! Melty snowman!! Now all you have to do is decorate it however you like, using the colored frostings. I put scarves, bows, little arms and everything on mine.

Makes about 12-15 cookies, depending on the dough you use.

Happy decorating!

(Note: You could always make your own favorite sugar cookie recipe, and your own royal icing.. but I have two babies and needed a good shortcut!)

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on 4.14.2011

How cute!!! I love this idea! I will be making them this coming winter. Thanks for this fun cookie!!!

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nursesarah on 12.31.2010

These look super cute! What a creative idea. I’ll be making them for my next party!

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