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Melted Snowmen Cookies

Posted by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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Cookie Dough
1 cup butter flavored shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Royal Icing
3 pasteurized egg whites
3 cups powdered sugar

24 marshmallows
Black edible ink marker
Orange edible ink marker
Black gel icing
Colored confetti for buttons

For Cookies: Cream the shortening and add the sugar gradually. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt gradually to the creamed mixture, stirring in by hand. Cover and chill dough overnight or at least four hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Use a cookie scoop to divide dough. Mold each ball into a puddle-like shape, about 1/4-inch thick. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until cookie has a golden appearance. Remove to a rack and cool completely before icing.

For Icing: In a large bowl with an electric mixer, whip egg whites until light and frothy. Add powdered sugar slowly, mixing on low, until completely incorporated and shiny in appearance. Turn speed up to high, and mix for 5-7 minutes, or until frosting develops thick, stiff peaks. Divide 1/3 of frosting into a pastry bag with a fine tip, then outline each cooled cookie. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the remaining icing, mix well, then transfer to to another pastry bag and fill in the remaining surface of each cookie. Use a toothpick to spread it out and fill in any holes.

For Accessories: Use the black and orange edible ink markers to draw eyes, mouth, and carrot nose on each marshmallow. Cut a small wedge out of the bottom of each marshmallow, so that it will sit with the head tilted up. Place each marshmallow on a still-wet iced cookie. Use confetti sprinkles to create buttons, then pipe black gel to create arm branches. Allow to dry completely before serving.

by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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by Juanita on Dec. 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM
Sounds like they'll look so cute.
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 9:28 AM


by Laina on Dec. 20, 2012 at 9:32 AM
1 mom liked this

Thanks I have seen them they are cute

by Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I have seen these everywhere this year. Very cute

by Danelle on Dec. 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Thanks for sharing

by Silver Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:09 AM


by Bronze Member on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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by Margaret on Dec. 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Too cute!

by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 12:12 PM

These are adorable

Quoting jessicasmom1:

Thanks I have seen them they are cute

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