Want to make EASY melted snowman cookies? Looking for a quick and easy Christmas cookie recipe for a party or cookie exchange? Need a fun treat to serve at your Christmas party? Need a last minute dessert recipe that is quick and easy to make with just a few ingredients? This SUPER EASY, melted snowman cookie recipe ticks all the boxes!
This last minute Christmas cookie idea is so quick and easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. You can quickly whip these up in an evening for a Christmas work party, neighborhood cookie exchange, kids classroom party or holiday party.
This Christmas cookie recipe uses prepackaged sugar cookie mix and a few things you might already have in your pantry. You can substitute your favorite sugar cookie recipe if you have ample time to prep. Let’s check out the finished product so you can see how coooool (you see what I did there…?!?!?) this Christmas party treat turned out!
Easy Melted Snowman Cookie Recipe
Makes: 24 Melted Snowman Cookies
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Easy Melted Snowman Cookie Recipe:
1 Envelope Store Bought Sugar Cookie Mix
1/2 C Butter
2 C Powdered Sugar
1.5 TBS Light Karo Syrup
1 TBS water
Black Food Coloring
Orange Food Coloring
These metled snowman cookies are the perfect last minute dessert for Christmas parties, Christmas movie nights (especially when Frosty the Snowman is playing), cookie exchanges and get togethers because there is minimal prep work…you just have to assemble. Making these easy Christmas cookies is a fun activity for kids, teens and adults alike!
How to Make Melted Snowman Cookies Step by Step
Prepare your sugar cookies according to the package directions. Mix until well incorporated and a dough forms. Feel free to substitute your favorite sugar cookie recipe if you have one. I like the premade sugar cookie mix because it saves saves money and time. You won’t have to purchase a lot of ingredients that might just sit on your shelves. Everything comes premeasured in the sugar cookie mix so there is time and possible errors saved too.
Using a cookie scoop, drop 1 inch balls on a parchment lined baking tray.
Place prepared cookies in the oven and bake per the package directions. It should take about 10-12 minutes and the edges of the cookies should be golden brown. Allow to fully cool before decorating.
While you are waiting for your cookies cool, whisk together the powdered sugar, karo clear syrup and water to make icing that will perfectly puddle like melted snow.
Carefully spoon the prepared icing on to your fully cooled sugar cookies so create the melted snow effect. The more irregular the icing looks the better!
Using a pair of clean kitchen scissors, snip off the back of each marshmallow at an angle. This will allow the snowman’s head to sit flat on the cookie and not roll off.
Dip the tip of a toothpick into black food coloring and make eyes and a mouth. Flip the toothpick around and dip the other end into orange food coloring and sketch out the nose.
Place the snowman marshmallow heads down into the icing to help it stay on the cookie. Make sure you complete this step before the icing has a chance to fully set and dry.
You can leave your melted snowman cookies as is or you can add a few embellishments like pretzel rods for arms and m&m’s for buttons. Again, you’ll want to do this before the icing has a chance to fully set and dry. This will help everything stick to the cookie and not fall off.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make easy melted snowman cookies! This cheap, EASY last minute Christmas cookie recipe comes together quickly with only a few inexpensive, ingredients.
If you love Christmas food crafting check out some of our other EASY Christmas recipes that you can make at home! We love sharing holiday treats and tasty drinks with you!