I saw a picture of these Melted Snowman Cookies the other day on Allrecipes.com and thought it was such a cute idea- I had to try it! The recipe I tried first used a lot of fondant- and while the fondant certainly looks cute, it can be hard to work with and it doesn’t taste as good as frosting. So I modified quite a few things to make it more simple- less homemade, more store bought, and way better tasting! Here is the recipe:
- 1 package sugar cookie mix, or your favorite cut out sugar cookie recipe
- 10 large marshmallows
- Cookie icing (white and orange)
- Wilton Decorating Icing Tubes in Black, Red, Green, Blue and Pink
You can save a lot of money if you make the icing yourself!
- Grab a golf ball sized chunk of cookie dough and squish it down until it’s about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Do not worry about the shape or how lumpy it is, the more misshapen the better! Bake according to recipe directions.
- Once the cookies are cool, load them up with the cookie icing and spread it around with the back of a spoon, let some dribble over the edge for a “puddle” look. Spray a microwave safe plate with cooking spray, and place marshmallows on the plate. Set the microwave for 30 seconds, but watch the marshmallows as they cook. Stop the microwave as soon as the marshmallows start to get puffy, do not let them double in size.
- Spray your fingers with cooking spray or grease them up with shortening, and carefully pull the marshmallows off, by the base, and set them on top of the frosted cookies.
- Decorate as you’d like with the Wilton frosting, or your own homemade frosting! I was pleasantly surprised at how yummy the store-bought cookie icing was!