melting snowmen

melting snowmen

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Since there has been lots of snow falling lately where I live, I thought it would be fun to make some melting snowmen cookies. I’ve seen them all over, but this particular recipe is from Land O’Lakes. After you make simple sugar cookies, they spread on melted candy coating (maybe frosting could be used, too?) and then add the marshmallow head and candy accessories for the snowman.

Melting Snowman Cookies

1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Land O Lakes® All-Natural Eggs
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
24 marshmallows
Decorator candies, as desired

Heat oven to 375°F.

Beat sugar, butter and brown sugar in large bowl at medium speed until well mixed. Add eggs, cream of tartar and vanilla, beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt, beating at low speed until well mixed.

Shape dough into 24 balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Melt candy coating according to package directions.

Make 1 snowman at a time, spreading 1 tablespoon melted candy coating in center of cookie to resemble melting snow. Place marshmallow onto cookie for head. Decorate as desired, adding face, scarf, buttons, arms, etc., using candy coating to attach, if necessary. Repeat with remaining cookies and decorations. Reheat candy coating, if necessary.

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