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Melted Snowman Cookies Recipe
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Melted Snowman Cookies
Turn marshmallows and sugar cookies into amazing melted snowmen. See more
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Melted Snowman Cookies

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

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  1. Beat egg whites lightly in a large bowl using an electric mixer until frothy. Slowly beat enough confectioners' sugar into egg whites to make icing that will hold shape; blend in lemon juice until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Arrange cookies about 1-inch apart on a large sheet of waxed paper. Spread icing onto each cookie, allowing icing to drip over edges to look like melting snow.
  3. Grease a microwave-safe plate. Place 1 marshmallow onto plate.
  4. Microwave marshmallow until it starts to puff up, 20 to 30 seconds. Immediately place 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.
  5. Decorate 'melted snowmen' by piping 'twig-like arms' using black decorating gel on the icing. Make 'coal eyes' and a 'mouth' on the marshmallow using black decorating gel. Make a 'carrot nose' under the 'coal eyes' using orange decorating gel. Make 'coat buttons' by arranging silver nonpareils down the middle of the icing. Make 'scarves' or 'bow-ties' using red decorating gel or green decorating gel.
  6. Allow cookies to fully dry before removing from waxed paper, at least 1 hour.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use premade dough, such as Pillsbury® to make the cookies. No one cares.
  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Reviews More Reviews

Dec 13, 2013

I made less frosting (did 26 average size cookies)& still had a decent amount left over...2 Egg Whites, 2 Cups Conf Sugar, 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice and a pinch of Salt. I dont like (overly) sweet frosting & this was perfect. Made these for a 1st. Grade Christmas Party, everyone LOVED them. So Cute!!!

Nov 17, 2013

Rated this a 5 just for the concept!! Haven't tried this recipe yet but the idea is awesome!!


7 Ratings

Dec 22, 2013

Made these last Christmas! Not only are they adorable but they taste good too! Big hit and parties!

Dec 08, 2014

everybody loved the idea

Dec 21, 2014

Made these for the grand kids & a family get together. I added extra lemon to the frosting, just enough to taste. Since these are melting snowmen, I made some of their faces & accessories slightly skewed. Everyone loved the concept & cookies.

Dec 20, 2014

So cute! I didn't have lemon juice, so added water and 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract. That gave just enough flavor to the icing. These were a hit with the middle schoolers.


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 69.9 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 126 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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