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The holidays are a time to bring the kids into the kitchen and bake all the yummy things. If it’s a snack AND craft in one, you are winning at the holidays. These EASY Snowman Cookies are the perfect treat to make with the little ones because it’s easy, fun and tasty. Plus, there is no wrong way to decorate your snowman.

Snowman Cookies

Sure, we used a Rolo candy for the hat but feel free to substitute a mini Reese’s cup or a Hershey’s Kiss. Both work wonderfully to top the snowman off. Rather not do the icing? Use a piece of licorice rope as the scarf. You could use mini M&Ms for the eyes or you can use the mini chocolate chips that we did. Make these snowmen your own with your own creativity!

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SNOWMAN COOKIE INGREDIENTS

sugar cookie ingredients

COOKIE INGREDIENTS

  • Butter
  • Oil – Canola or Vegetable
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Egg – room temperature
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Almond extract
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Salt
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Baking Powder

ICING INGREDIENTS

  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream
  • Almond extract
  • Red or Green Food Coloring

HOW TO MAKE SNOWMAN SUGAR COOKIES

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet.

2. Mix butter, oil, sugar and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer until smooth.

3. Add the vanilla extract, egg, and almond extract to the butter mixture and mix.

4. Add flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking powder and mix until combined.

sugar cookies

5. Scoop out 3 different sized dough balls – one small, medium and large. Good idea – 1 tbsp, 1 1/2 tbsp, 2 tbsps of dough for each.

6. Roll the dough balls into balls and place in a snowman configuration on the baking sheet.

Snowman Cookies on Tray

7. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven. Carefully, place two mini chocolate chips in the top of the snowman as eyes and two mini M&Ms in the bottom two pieces of the snowman as buttons. Let cookies remain on tray to continue cooking for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to completely cool.

Snowman One no hat

8. PREPARE ICING FOR SCARF WHILE SNOWMEN ARE COOLING. Cream butter, powdered sugar and almond extract until completely combined. Add in heavy cream and beat until smooth and fluffy. Add in a bit of red or green food coloring and mix. Place the icing in a small zip lock bag and snip off one corner with a scissors.

Snowman Cookies No Hats

9. When snowmen are completely cooled, put a tab of icing on a Rolo candy and place on the top of the snowman as a hat. Add a scarf to the snowmen cookies with the red (or green) icing.

Snowman Cookies

10. Enjoy.

Snowman Cookies by Tree
Snowman Cookies

Snowman Cookies

Hollie Schultz
A deliciously soft sugar cookie made into a fun snowman character. It's a craft and snack in one!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Decoration 10 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Servings 12 Cookies
Calories 241 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use parchment paper or a silpat mat to line a baking sheet.
  • Mix butter, oil, sugar and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract, egg, and almond extract to the butter mixture and mix.
  • Add flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking powder and mix until combined.
  • Scoop out 3 different sized dough balls – one small, medium and large. Good idea – 1 tbsp, 1 1/2 tbsp, 2 tbsps of dough for each.
  • Roll the dough balls into balls and place in a snowman configuration on the baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven. Carefully, place two mini chocolate chips in the top of the snowman as eyes and two mini M&Ms in the bottom two pieces of the snowman as buttons. Let cookies remain on tray to continue cooking for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to completely cool.
  • PREPARE ICING FOR SCARF WHILE SNOWMEN ARE COOLING. Cream butter, powdered sugar and almond extract until completely combined. Add in heavy cream and beat until smooth and fluffy. Add in a bit of red or green food coloring and mix. Place the icing in a small zip lock bag and snip off one corner with a scissors. 
  •  When snowmen are completely cooled, put a tab of icing on a Rolo candy and place on the top of the snowman as a hat. Add a scarf to the snowmen cookies with the red (or green) icing. 

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 256IUCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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