Melted {Florida} Snowman Cookies

Last week, I made these melted snowmen, I dubbed them Florida snowmen, for Ace’s school Christmas party.  They were such a hit!

There are a few things I changed from the original recipe, and I couple of things I will change next time I make them.  Because we will be making these again.  They were that much fun.

What you need:
  • One recipe of sugar cookies (Can make from scratch of use a pre-made mix)
  • 1 bag regular sized marshmallows
  • mini chocolate chips, optional for buttons
  • food coloring
  • Crisco (for greasing)
  • pastry bag and no. 1 or 2 tip

Icing:

  • One recipe of Royal Icing
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbs. meringue powder
  • water

I made the sugar cookies first.  The original recipe used Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix, but I used my high school Home Ec teacher’s recipe.  It’s my favorite, I’ll be posting it soon and will link back to this post.  {I’d make the cookies slightly larger than I did here.  They were a bit small when I went to add the arms, buttons, etc.}

When cookies are completely cool, place on parchment paper.  *Give enough room for the icing to run off without running into each other.

Next, make a batch of Royal Icing.  I used this recipe from Wilton.  Take a tablespoon and carefully pour the icing into the center of each cookie.  Using the back of the spoon, spread the icing, letting it run off the edge in a few places to give it the ‘melted’ affect.

Before the icing sets completely, rub Crisco all over a microwave-safe dish and place about 10 marshmallows on it.  Microwave just until they begin puffing up, usually about 10 seconds on high.  You DO NOT want them to double in size or get too big.

Grease your fingers well and smoosh the marshmallows a bit before placing them on the cookies.

You can pipe buttons with colored royal icing, or do what I did and use mini chocolate chips.  I did this because it gave the boys something else to help with.

Separate your leftover icing into different bowls and color.  Be sure to have black and orange for arms and noses!  I used a #2 tip to do the details.

I made some with scarves, earmuffs, bows and hearts, and bowties.  The boys wanted to make silly faces on some of them, so we did that too.  🙂  It was so much fun!

Place on a fun wintery dish and serve with a smile!!  Merry Christmas!

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