Last week I got to go onto Channel 4 with Harmons to share a few fun cookie recipes for National Cookie day! The entire studio fell head over heels in love with these little melted snowman cookies. Not only are they a snap to put together but they are over the top adorable!
This idea is far from original. I first caught a glimpse of these little guys back in November of last year on Better Homes and Gardens. They used a similar idea but with a peanut butter cup hat. So cute, right? After playing around a bit I ended up with a version that is slightly different but still just as adorable.
Now, there are two ways you can start this tutorial. You can head into Harmons and pick up some of their fresh ingredients to whip up a batch of my soft and chewy sugar cookies, OR you can stop by their bakery and pick up some of theirs. Since I’m already knee deep in holiday baking I opted for the second option this time and they worked perfectly! Speaking of… If your schedule is packed with holiday errands and tasks try ordering one of the many trays from Harmons! You can pick it up the same time as the cookies and mark TWO things of your to-do list!
Try to remember that perfection is NOT what you want to go for when making these. You want the edges to be uneven and drip over this sides, the arms are made to look like sticks so uneven is OK, and the black frosting buttons are made out of coal which is almost never uniform in size! That means that even the worst cookie decorator in the world could make this little guy look great!
- 1 batch of Harmons sugar cookies
- mini vanilla wafers
- orange jimmies (picked out of a rainbow container)
- almond bark or white chocolate, melted
- black frosting (I used one of the tubes from the baking aisle with the small circle attachment)*
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
- Start by using a bit of melted chocolate to secure the mini vanilla wafer onto your sugar cookie. You don’t want it in the middle, so aim for the top half.
- Next you are going to take a big spoonful of chocolate and drop it right onto the middle of your cookie. Holding the cookie in your had rotate it to get the chocolate to drip over the edges. The other option is to use the back of a spoon to spread it across the top of the cookie.
- Immediately place an orange jimmy onto the face portion of your cookie. Allow the chocolate to set.
- Use the black icing to create the eyes, mouth, and buttons.
- Place the melted chocolate chips into a small ziploc. Snip the corner and use to pipe on your arms. Step back and enjoy your work!
This is the black frosting I used and the plastic tip set for the eyes and buttons . You can find both of these in the baking aisle of Harmons or your local grocer.2