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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Easy Snowman Cookies {12 Weeks of Christmas Treats}


Guess what?  It’s 12 weeks until Christmas!  And though I kind of feel like a retail store, rushing through the holidays 3 months prematurely, I thought this would give me a chance to share some fun treats without freaking out right before Christmas.  Plus, these ideas might give you as head start in your cookie exchange planning!

And so today (in the beginning of October) is the first installment of the 12 weeks of Christmas treats.


And ironically enough, we got 4 inches of snow a couple days ago (it melted, thankfully), but it does seem to get me in the Christmas spirit.   My boys are in the Christmas spirit too.  My 4 year old was asking me when Santa was coming, because to him, snow on the ground = Christmas!

To commemorate the first (incredibly early) snowfall of the year AND the 12 weeks of Christmas treats, I thought I’d whip up some very cute and very easy snowmen!

This isn’t so much a recipe as a supply list, since they’re pretty self explanatory.  You can also customize these to your own preferences and based on what’s in your pantry.  Kids also enjoy decorating these little snowmen, so don’t forget to save a few for the kiddies to decorate!



 Easy Snowman Cookies

Oreo Cookies
Mini Oreos
Vanilla Almond Bark, melted
Mini Chocolate chips
Candy corns, orange part only
Fruit Roll-ups
Marshmallow bits
Pretzel Sticks, broken


Line several baking sheets with waxed paper while the almond bark melts.  At this time, also cut the fruit roll-ups into strips and triangles (for scarves and hats) and break the tips off of candy corns.

Once the candy is melted, dip an Oreo in the candy, letting the excess drip off.  Place on the prepared baking sheets.  Immediately dip a mini Oreo, let the excess drip off and place right next to the  regular Oreo.  While the candy is still wet, place mini chocolate chips for the snowman’s eyes and the candy corn piece for a nose.

Add pretzel sticks for arms and fruit roll up pieces for scarves and hats.  Dip a marshmallow bit in the almond bark and place at the top of the hat, if desired.



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