Melted Snowman Cookies: SRC

It’s Secret Recipe Club time again!  This month, I was assigned Rebekah’s blog, Family, Food, and Fun!

Rebekah is a home-schooling Mama of 5!  She also has a passion for cake decorating.

I absolutely love Rebekah’s food philosophy which is, 1. If your grandparents (or great grandparents) couldn’t have eaten it in the 1920’s, you don’t need it either. And 2., if a 3rd grader can’t pronounce something in the ingredient list, it isn’t something you should be eating!

Rebekah has so many delicious (and healthy) meals on her blog, but being December, I was drawn toward cookies!

I’ve been wanting to make Melted Snowman Cookies for quite some time, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.  Though it is a bit ironic making melted snowmen when we’ve been enduring a January-like cold snap (the temperature hasn’t been above 0 in over a week!)  We’re not making snowmen at all (windchills are around -35….brrrr), much less watching them melt!

But I digress…

Since it’s too cold to go out and build our own snowmen, the logical course of action is to make cookie snowmen!

This isn’t so much of a recipe as a method, which lots of room for customization.   In the cookies you see above, I used my favorite gingerbread recipe (though any cut out cookies will do) and cut them out with a 4-inch round cookie cutter (though many choose to make free form cookies for these).

You can make a whole batch of these guys or just a few (I just made a few using leftover icing from my Ugly Sweater Gingerbread Men)

Overall, these were super fun little cookies to make and I loved giving them all alarmed little faces!

Thank you Rebekah, for a fun family Christmas Cookie!

Melted Snowman Cookies
Adapted from Family, Food, and Fun

Cut out cookies, cut in 4-inch circles
Royal Icing, thinned to 15-20 second consistency
Large Marshmallows

Line a plate with parchment paper (spray with non stick spray, if desired).  Place marshmallows on the plate and microwave for 10-15 seconds, or until they swell.  Remove from the microwave, press down lightly on each marshmallow and cool slightly.

Meanwhile, pipe royal icing onto a cookie (note: 15-20 second icing means that a blob of icing drizzled back into the bowl will take 15-20 seconds to smooth back down into the icing).  While the icing is still wet, place a marshmallow on top of the cookie (beware, if you’ve used non stick spray, the marshmallows may slide off the cookies).  Let the cookies dry for at least 30 minutes.

Tint the remaining icing to desired colors and pipe faces, earmuffs, and scarves onto the cookies.  Dry until hard.


  1. I'm so glad you liked the cookies! Aren't they fun??? I like your idea to heat the marshmallows a little - your cookies look great!

  2. Adorable! I see this all the time and always plan on making them but never do - I bet my kids would love them.

  3. I've been seeing these cookies on various blogs and magazines and think they're adorable. Great SRC choice.

  4. I've been seeing these cooking on the web and magazines and I think they're cute as the dickens. Great SRC choice.

  5. love the faces on your poor melting snowmen!! great job.

  6. Awwwwww, those poor little snowmen are almost too cut to eat…. almost. Wish I had a plateful right now.

  7. So fun cookies!!! Great SRC choice!

  8. I love these, they are so cute! and perfect after a weekend of snow.

  9. Those are SO cute - and so fun for the season! I hate being cold, but I could really get into THIS kind of snowman!

  10. those look absolutely amazing! WOW! Great and fun choice

  11. What a fun cookie! Reminds me of some "California Snowman" cards my mom made one holiday season.I'm visiting from Group A. Perfect holiday recipe for the SRC.


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