And the award for the cutest cookie goes to….
I have been dying to share these melting snowman cookies with you since I first made them, which feels like 10 years ago right now, but the day has finally come! These adorable holiday cookies are hands down one of my favorite little creations, and you’re not going to believe how easy they are to make.
In other words, get the sprinkles ready!
Before we get into the details, I want to thank all of you for your overwhelming response to our nationwide shipping announcement! The flour has been flying since we launched, and I’m so happy you are enjoying the cookies! Our next ship date is Tuesday December 29th and we will be back to our regular shipping schedule starting Monday, January 4th. Make sure to follow along on Instagram for special announcements and new product drops!
Back to Frosty! I’ve had these cookies in my head since last year and when I had the opportunity to create a few holiday desserts for my friends at Farberware in celebration of their 120th Anniversary, I knew it was time for these sparkling little snowmen to hit the scene.
The cookies themselves are delightful. I used my go-to sugar cookie dough, which is easy to make, bakes like a dream, and is fantastic for decorating! You’ll want to make the dough now so you can chill it for a few hours before you start rolling it out.
Once the cookies have completely cooled, it’s time to decorate! My absolute favorite part of these cookies, aside from the fact that I pretty much squeal every time I look a them, is that they’re topped with white chocolate. Most decorated cookies are topped with decorator icing, and while it looks pretty, it just doesn’t cut for me in the flavor department, which is why I opted floor white chocolate. The cookies themselves are not overly sweet so it’s a beautiful little pairing!
Using white chocolate also makes assembly easy peasy, because you’re going to melt the chocolate over a double boiler and the residual heat will keep it warm/fluid enough to top all the cookies.
Keep in mind you want to make sure the cookies are completely cool when you top them with the chocolate. Warm cookies are fragile, so cool is key!
Once the chocolate is on, spoon on some sparking sugar for a twinkling snowfall effect. You want to do that before the chocolate sets so it sticks.
Once the base is done, it’s time to create the faces. I shared the full assembly in the directions, but keep in mind there are no rules here! I used marshmallows for the head, candy eyes, and an assortment of sprinkles to create the nose and mouth. I love how adding the sprinkles gives each cookie its own personality!
Like this one knows the end is near!
Chocolate coated candy in festive colors make the cutest little buttons, and the little arms with sprinkle mittens are my absolute favorite!
I mean, pretzel arms are cute, but dip them in white chocolate & holiday nonpareils, and I cannot even handle it!
I hope you guys give these a try! They’re a great cookie to make with the kids, and equally as great for the adults, especially paired with a mug of hot cocoa.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and happy baking! xo
Turn classic sugar cookies into the ultimate holiday treat with these darling melting snowman cookies. Topped with white chocolate, candy buttons and sprinkle mittens, these cookies are sure to become a holiday tradition!
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup (6 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3-inch round cookie cutter
- 2 (12-ounce) packages white candy melts
- 1 bag large marshmallows
- 1 bag pretzel sticks
- Festive nonpareils
- White sparkling sugar
- 1 package red and green candy-coated chocolate
- 48 candy eyes
- 24 orange sprinkles
- 24 black confetti sprinkles
- In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add egg, followed by vanilla extract, and mix until combined.
- Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Divide dough in half and flatten into 2 disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
- Head over to Farberware for the rest of the Melting Snowman Cookie recipe. Enjoy!
Disclosure: I am in a working relationship with Farberware and this recipe was developed for Farberware Cookware. Thank you for your continued support and allowing me to share what I love.