Melted Snowman Cookies. These easy Christmas cookies start with a sugar cookie base. Melted chocolate and a vanilla wafer give it a fun cute melted snowman design!
This post was originally published December 5, 2014. It has since been updated.
We love holiday cookies.
Any flavor or design. We are not picky.
That being said. There is one particular decorating technique that rises to the top of our list.
Melted Snowman Cookie Tutorial
These snowmen cookies are almost too cute too eat! Almost. They also happen to be a fun family baking project! My ten year old has been making these for years every holiday season and looks forward to the day we get to decorate!
What you need to make melted snowman cookies:
- Sugar cookies
- Mini vanilla wafer cookies
- Chocolate or frosting
You don’t need many ingredients to whip up this easy recipe! We usually pick up a dozen cookies from our local grocer and raid our baking stash for the rest of the items. Easy peasy.
Are these not the cutest things you have ever seen? They are amazing for more than one reason. Super easy and hard to mess up are two of the most important aspects.
You literally drizzle chocolate all over a pre-baked cookie and make it look messy. The messier the better. It is so much fun.
Read on below for the full tutorial. Make these with your kids, all on your own, or with friends/family. You are sure to spread some holiday cheer no matter who you share the experience with!
How to make melted snowman cookies:
- Use melted chocolate to attach a mini vanilla wafer to you sugar cookie.
- Drizzle melted chocolate with a spoon over the top of your cookie.
- Place an orange jimmy on the “head” portion.
- Let cool and add stick arms and mouth with melted chocolate or frosting.
Like this recipe? You will love my:
- 12 round sugar cookies
- 12 mini vanilla wafers
- 12 orange jimmies, picked out of a rainbow container
- Black round sprinkles *
- almond bark or white chocolate, melted OR Canned vanilla frosting *
1. Start by using a bit of melted chocolate or frosting to secure the mini vanilla wafer onto your sugar cookie. You don’t want it in the middle, so aim for the top half of your cookie.
2. Next you are going to take a big spoonful of chocolate (or heated frosting, see note) and drop it right onto the middle of your cookie. Holding the cookie in your hand, 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.
3. Immediately place an orange jimmy onto the face portion of your cookie. Allow the chocolate to set.
4. Use the black icing to create the eyes, mouth, and buttons. Allow to set and enjoy!
* I found black sprinkles in a Halloween sprinkle collection
* We have made these cookies with melted chocolate as well as canned frosting. If opting for the frosting, spoon a small amount into a heat safe bowl. Microwave 10-20 seconds until liquid. proceed with decorating.