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Friday, December 18, 2009

Melted Snowmen Cookies

So, the neighborhood kids were going to have a Christmas party-- and I volunteered to make the sweets.  My mom had told me about these cute melted snowmen cookies--so, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to give them a try!

Since, the week before we got 15 inches of snow, it was also the perfect weather for the cookies! 

I made simple sugar cookies, in slightly irregular circle shapes.  You can buy the mix, the dough, or make it from scratch.  I feel like I am one of those exercise videos, that tell you what to do if you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. LOL

After the cookies have been baked and cooled-- (I waited til the next day.)  Make a royal frosting that will be a little on the runny side and with meringue powder in it, so it gets shiny and dries to a harder finish.

Drizzle or frost the cookies with the white frosting, allowing some frosting to drip down the sides, as if it were snow melting.  I chose not to do too much of this, because they were going to several messy children.

The next part is the fun part.  Take the big marshmallows place them on waxed paper on a plate, and place them in the microwave for 20 seconds.  Grease up your hands, and watch the marshmallows.  As soon as they start to plump up, take them out, and quickly press them onto the cookies for the head of the snowman.  This will get sticky, and the marshmallows can be warm or not mushy enough.  Be prepared to play with them a little--they will all look differently. 

After the "heads" are pressed on comes the detail work.  You can decorate however you think is best for your snowmen.  I piped on the arms and face.  I used chocolate chips for the buttons, and cut candy corn for the noses.  Have fun with it, and use what you have in your candy decor cupboard.

The kids loved the cookies, and they turned out too cute to eat almost :).

I am almost positive I will wind up making more of these when my kids are in school, and have to take something in for a party, etc.


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