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@sweetspartytreats melted snowman cookies 35 Best Christmas Cookie Exchange Recipe Ideas

Melted Snowman Cookies

Wow the crowd with these festive melted snowman sugar cookies at your next cookie exchange or holiday party!  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Dry Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 people
Calories 438 kcal


Sugar cookie ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup flour

Frosting ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 8 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Cookie decorations ingredients

  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1 tube orange decorating gel
  • 1 tube black decorating gel
  • 1 tube blue decorating gel (or you can choose any other color for the scarfs such as red or green.
  • 12 oz mini m&ms for the snowman buttons (optional)- one standard bag


Sugar cookie instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy, then add the eggs and mix.
  • After these ingredients are well-blended mix in the vanilla extract and baking powder.
  • Add flour 1/4 cup at a time, while mixing. If the batter is still too thin, add more flour 1 tsp at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Drop the dough out by spoonfuls. Keep about 6-8 cookies on each pan as these cookies tend to spread out a lot.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes until the edges are slightly golden. Ovens may vary in temperature and intensity so we suggest checking them around the 15 minute mark. Let the cookies cool completely before decorating.

Frosting and decorations instructions

  • Beat egg whites in a large bowl using an electric mixer until frothy. Slowly beat enough confectioners sugar into the egg whites. And finally, add in the lemon juice until a thick liquidy frosting is formed.
  • Place the sugar cookies on a pan with parchment paper about 1 inch apart from each other. Spread the frosting onto the cookies, letting it slightly drip over the edges to look like snow melting.
  • Grease a microwave-safe plate. Place 1 marshmallow onto the plate. Microwave marshmallow until it starts to puff up, 20 to 30 seconds. Immediately place a marshmallow on the edge of 1 cookie while the icing is still wet to look like a melted snowman. Repeat with remaining marshmallows and iced cookies.
  • Decorate the marshmallow by piping on the black gel frosting "twig-like" arms, then button eyes and a mouth. Then pipe on with your preferred gel frosting color a scarf. Then you can either add on the mini m&m's as buttons or dot them on with the gel frosting.
  • Allow the cookies to fully dry for at least 1-2 hours before removing them from the wax paper. Enjoy and happy baking!


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 438kcalCarbohydrates: 82gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 133mgPotassium: 34mgFiber: 1gSugar: 69gVitamin A: 288IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
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