Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Melting Snowman Cookies

yield: 20 COOKIES
prep time: 40 MINUTES
cook time: 9 MINUTES


1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 large egg
1 package (1 lb) vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
black sugar pearls or black candy confetti
orange candy coated sunflower seeds or orange sprinkles
white sparkling sugar
various festive sprinkles


1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms.
2. Roll half the dough into walnut-size balls, and then flatten slightly on a parchment-lined or ungreased cookie sheet. Roll remaining dough into marble-size balls, and place on cookie sheet; do not flatten these.
3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown. Cool about 5 minutes or until cookies are firm enough to be transferred to cooling rack. Cool completely before frosting.
4. In large microwavable bowl, microwave candy coating at 30-second intervals until it can be stirred smooth. Cover work surface with waxed or parchment paper.
5. Place a dot of melted coating on bottom of a small cookie and place it toward one edge of a larger cookie. Spoon coating over entire cookie, allowing some to spill over edge of bottom cookie.
6. Place two black sugar pearls or confetti pieces on small cookie for eyes, and an orange candy coated sunflower seed or sprinkle in center for a carrot nose. Place three sugar pearls or black confetti sprinkles as “buttons” on the bottom cookie. Alternatively, you can decorate one large cookie in the same manner, to represent a completely melted snowman.
7. if desired, use cookie icing to draw on arms. Sprinkle with snowflakes or other festive sprinkles; allow to dry completely.
8. Store cookies in airtight container.


If you can’t find black sugar pearls or confetti sprinkles, use mini chocolate chips turned upside down for snowman eyes and buttons.
If you don’t have a microwave, the candy coating can be melted in a saucepan over low heat on the stovetop.
For varied degrees of melted snowmen, decorate single large cookies for a completely melted snowman appearance, or stack them two or three cookies high for a less melted appearance.
Recipe from Betty Crocker

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