Melted snowman sugar cookies

By Vanessa Fiorini
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  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste (or extract)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 pound (454 grams) icing sugar
  • 5 tablespoons Meringue powder
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F, prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy using a paddle attachment, or a hand mixer.
  3. Add in the whole egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt, still until combined.
  5. In three parts add the flour mixture to the butter mixture on low speed scraping the bottom of the bowl each time. Mix until dough is lightly combined. 
  6. Transfer dough to a lightly floured work table and combine by hand until it comes together.
  7. Roll out the dough to a 1/4 thickness, cut using a 3’’ round cookie cutter. Use an off set spatula to lift the cookies off the surface and place on to the prepared tray.
  8. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes. These cookies are done when they are very slightly golden.
  9. Allow to cool for 15 minutes, transfer to a baking rack and start to decorate!


  1. Combine all ingredients in the cookie icing recipe until stiff peaks. Cover bowl with damp cloth while working on cookies.
  2. In a separate bowl take out about 1 cup of cookie icing, add 2 teaspoons of water until desired thinness.
  3. Spoon icing onto each cookie to make a melted snowman puddle. While icing is still wet, add a marshmallow for the snowman head (cut marshmallows on a slant for a more melted look!), and candy buttons.
  4. Colour some stiff cookie icing, and place in piping bag. Pipe a stripe around the marshmallow to make a scarf.
  5. Using coloured stiff icing or melted candy melts pipe eyes, carrot nose, mouth and arms.
  6. Let dry overnight, they are now ready to be packaged as beautiful holiday treats!

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