Melting Snowmen Cookies

Melted Snowman Cookie Tutorial. Part 1 - The Cookie Dough
Okay... so if we are going to learn how to make a melted snowman cookie, you need cookie dough. You can use just about any Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe you choose. But I use one from that tastes really good, is soft, and is substantial.

My thought is that if I'm going to go through all the trouble to hand form cookies and decorate in steps,

I want a "COOKIE". Not some little tiny thing that is gone in one bite.

So... Here's the link to Michelle's Soft Sugar Cookies. Make a batch and get it chilling in the fridge. The recipe says overnight BUT if you get the dough made in the morning, you can be doing a project with your kids after dinner that night. You need the dough to chill thoroughly so think at least 4 hours in the fridge.

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream the margarine and add the sugar gradually. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut into your favorite shapes. Place cookies onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes or until cookie has a golden appearance.

Yield: 3-5 dozen.

While your dough is chilling in the fridge, start to assemble the ingredients for the next step.
You'll need:

- Large Marshmallows
- Royal Icing:
Royal Icing II. (From All Recipes)

  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  1. Beat all ingredients at low speed for 7 to 10 minutes, or until icing forms peaks. Tip: Keep icing covered with a wet kitchen towel at all times. Icing can dry out quickly.

- Icing Colors (Food Color or Wilton Gel Colors of your choice. You can find the Wilton Colors at a Craft Store)
- Silver Dragees, Mini Chocolate Chips, or other little candy pieces you could use for buttons and accessories on your snowman. (You can pipe these details in royal icing OR use accessories. For kids... accessories are easier)
- Parchment Paper
- Shortening

The original concept for a cookie that looks like a snowman melting (Mr. Melty is Meaghan's name for him) came from Meaghan Mountford of The Decorated Cookie. Her technique is different but if you don't want to bother with a melted marshmallow and you are familiar with fondant, you might want to try her technique.

Melted Snowman Cookie Tutorial. Part 2 - The Cookie
After your dough has chilled for at least 4 hours, prepare your work surface. You'll need flour, a couple of cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, a spoon or cookie scoop, and a pre-heated oven.

Using a cookie scoop or a tablespoon, scoop a small ice cream scooped size of dough and sprinkle it with flour. This is important if you don't want the dough sticking to your hands.

Roll the dough into a ball and start to press it flat. Make it so it has a real wavy kind of funky look to it. The ultimate goal is a puddle. There is no right shape. I like to start it in my hand and then set it on the cookie sheet and press it down until it's about half an inch thick. Make them all different.

Go ahead and repeat that step with each cookie. You'll want to get them as close to the same size as possible but they don't have to be exact.

Bake according to your recipe directions. While they are baking, go ahead and make your Royal Icing Recipe. I use the Wilton Recipe that has Meringue Powder. If you would like to use this recipe, you can purchase Meringue Powder at a craft store. Here is the recipe I use.

Wilton Royal Icing Recipe.


* 3 tb Wilton meringue powder
* 1 lb Sifted powdered sugar
* 6 tb Water


IF using a counter top mixer, beat all ingredients at low speed for 7 to 10 minutes until icing forms peaks. If you are using a hand held mixer, it will take more like 10-12 minutes.

AFTER you get stiff peaks, you'll want to transfer about 1/2 into a bowl and add a 1/2 a teaspoon of water at a time while stirring until the consistency is slightly runny.

To test for the right consistency: Using a knife, scoop a little of your runny icing and hold above the bowl. As it drips, count to 10. By the count of 10, the icing that dripped down should meld into the icing in the bowl so there is no indication of where your drips landed.

Put your icing in a container covered with a wet paper towel and a lid.

Melted Snowman Cookie Tutorial. Part 3 - The Icing and Marshmallow
Now that your icing is made and your cookies have cooled, you are ready for the next step. Place a piece of parchment paper on your work surface and pick a couple of cookies to start with.

Spoon a small puddle of icing onto your cookie and using the back of a spoon or a knife spread it around making sure to go right to the edges in some spots so he looks drippy.
Next, liberally grease a plate or silicone mat with shortening. And place about 8 marshmallows on the mat, spaced out. Set your microwave for 20 seconds and DO NOT WALK AWAY. Watch the marshmallows. As they start to puff up, you are ready to go. Don't let them get huge or melt. You just want them to puff. Stop your microwave BEFORE they double in size.

Liberally Grease your fingers and pick up one marshmallow at a time and kind of smoosh it into place. You don't have to be neat or perfect, just get it on there. The marshmallow should not stick to your fingers as long as you have shortening on them.

Repeat this step for each cookie and then let the icing set up just a bit.

Melted Snowman Cookie Tutorial. Part 4 - Decorating
At this point you've got your base ready to go and you can decorate as you please. You'll need some piping bags and size 1 or 2 tips. You can also use a zip top bag with a very small hole cut in the corner. Color your royal icing the colors of your choice and have fun. If you have never done royal icing cookie decorating, you might want to take a look at this tutorial by SugarBelle before you begin. Cookie Decorating Tutorial.

Here are a few different ways we decorated.
Every decoration on these is royal icing. I pipe the noses on in a medium/stiff consistency. Use a #1 or #2 tip and pull up and away as you pipe. The nose should stand up in the direction you pull.
The little snowballs on this guy are MicroMallow's from Kraft. If you can't find them, just sneak some out of your hot chocolate mix! They make adorable snowballs if you want a snowball fight!

To make it easier on the kids, you can use Silver Dragees or mini chocolate chips for buttons.



Cute and Funny Sayings About Snow and Snow Men

1. Free snow. Shovel all you want! (Put on a miniature snow shovel or a yard sign.)
2. Free Snowmen. Some assembly required.
3. Life is like a blanket of snow. Be careful how you step on it. Every step will show!
4. My heart belongs to old man winter.
5. Snowflakes are kisses sent from heaven.
6. A snowman is the perfect man. He's very well rounded and comes with his own broom.
7. Children are like snowflakes. No two are alike.
8. Believe in magic!
9. Snowman Collector. . .Please buy me!
10. Ready, set, snow!
11. Help! My suntan lotion isn't working! (with snowman beginning to drip)
12. I need a higher SPF!
13. I'm losing my head!
14. Snowmen keep a cool head!
15. I just love a good blizzard!
16. Cold twigs, warm heart! (Use on snowman with twig arms and painted heart.)
17. Cold hands, warm heart! (Can put gloves on this snowman and painted heart)
18. Cold nose, warm heart!
19. Snowmen have cold hands but warm hearts.
20. Snowmen have cold feet but warm hearts.
21. I love snowy days, frosty nights and warm hearts.
22. Take time to chase the snowflakes.
23. It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
24. My heart belongs to Frosty. (Put this with a snow girl.)
25. Home is where the snow falls.
26. My heart is where the snow falls.
27. Winter is snow much fun!
28. Let it Snow!
29. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. . . somewhere else!
30. There's no man like a snowman.
31. There's no buddy like a snowbuddy.
32. There's no people like snow people.
33. Snowmen are cool!
34. It's so hot!
35. How does the person who drives the snow plow get to work in the morning?
36. Hey funny guy, made of flakes from the sky.
37. Closed for the season! Reason? Freezin!
38. Families are forever. Love doesn’t melt. (Put with a family of snowmen.)
39. Made in the cold by the warmth of young hearts.
40. Snowballs for sale. . .going quick. . .only while supplies last!
41. Snowballs for sale -- our hottest seller!
42. Snowflakes 4 Sale!
43. Flakes 4 Sale! (Put with goofy snowmen)
44. Snow Cone Sale 5 cents!
45. Snowballs for sale
46. Flakes 5 (cents)
47. Snowballs 2 cents
48. Snow kisses 10 cents
49. Beware! Melting Zone!
50. Snowbirds welcome (Put a bird on a snowman.)
51. Snowed Inn Vacancy! (Put on a birdhouse.)
52. The great thing about snow is it makes your lawn look as good as your neighbors.
53. The wonder of a single snowflake outweighs the wisdom of a million meteorologists.
54. Flakies R Us
55. Snowmen are flaky.
56. We're all just a little bit flaky.
57. Some of my friends are a little flaky!
58. Some of my best friends are flakes.
59. Sleds 4 Rent
60. Snowmen aren't forever, but their memories are.
61. I grow in snow.
62. Snowman names: Fluffy, Flaky, Chilly, Flurry, Blitzy, Fridgy, Nippy, Snowy, Coney (with ice cream cone hat), Icy, Freezy, Frosty, Sparkles, Glitter, Glitzy, Drifter, Crystal, Twinkles, Cool Hand Luke.
63. Snowman Couples: Willy Melt and Betty Will, Mr. Blizzard and Mrs. Shivers, Frosty and Luvinit, Shimmer and Glimmer
64. Snowman's Prayer: Please freeze! Amen
65. Snow happens.
66. Snowed under.
67. Starlight, star bright. Protect our snowman overnight.
68. Starlight, star bright. Please don't let me melt tonight.
69. Star light, star bright, wish upon a star tonight.
Let it snow and snow all night, so school's let out by morning light.
70. There’s snow place like home.
71. In the meadow, we can build a snowman.
72. I believe in snow angels. (Put wings on a snowman.)
73. Snow Thyme! (Snowman with herbs)
74. A snowman is love and laughter all rolled up into one.
75. Don't worry I'll come back some day.
76. Wanted: Magic hat.
77. Where is my magic hat?
78. Our kids are a chip off the old ice block!
79. You do the cooking. I can't go near the stove. (On a snowman with apron or on a snowman with fork and spoon)
80. It takes the young at heart to make a snowman from a bunch of snowflakes.
81. There's no business like snow business.
82. I left my heart in Alaska.
83. Snowmen melt because they have no water retention.
84. Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.
85. Welcome snow!
86. Hail to the snowmen!
87. Snowmen melt my heart.
88. Snowmen are a bunch of flakes!
89. Snowflakes are some of nature's most fragile things, but just look what happens when they stick together.
90. Got snow?
91. I'd melt for you.
92. I melt over you.
93. Snow is my life.
94. North Pole or melt!
95. North Pole or bust!
96. Sunshine melts snowmen's hearts.
97. Snowmen fall from heaven one flake at a time.
98. Will work for snow.
99. Will work for freezer space.
100. Hug your snowman. It's cold out there!
101. Hug a snowman. It's a cold world out there.
102. I wish shoveling snow was like scooping ice cream: Your choice, one scoop or two.
103. Snowbuddy loves you as much as me.
104. A carrot and some coal, to make a winter friend add snow.
105. Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
106. Whenever a snowman melts away
107. A snow angel is added to heaven that day.
108. It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.
109. Flurries forever.
110. It's snow time!
111. Think snow!
112. Winter is the best of the four seasons.
113. Be a jolly, happy soul!
114.You know you've made it when they write a song about you.
115. Don't get too much sun!
116. Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
117. It's fun to hang out in your front yard.
118. It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.
119. Snow guards for hire!
120. There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.
121. There's nothing better that a foul weather friend.
122. Wearing white is always appropriate.
1232. We're all made up of mostly water.
124. Where does the white go when the snow melts?
125. Snowfolk Welcome
126. Did I hear someone say snow?
127. God bless snowmen.
128. I'm dreaming of a white winter!
129. Snow Ice Cream 1/2 c heavy cream, 4T sugar, 1t vanilla
Whip cream. Mix in sugar & vanilla. Place snow in a large bowl and add cream mixture. If desired drizzle with chocolate syrup.

130. May all your days be happy and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.
131. Frosty, in this blizzard I can't go out today.
Won't you come inside with me and play?

132. To make a winter friend
Find a carrot and some coal.
Gather up your friends
And roll a bunch of snow! 

133. I made a snowman round and fat,
And on his head I put a hat,
He sat out in the sun all day,
And slowly melted all away,
But I can tell just where he sat,
Because he didn't take his hat.

 134. The snow is always whiter on the other side of the snow fence.
1354. Snow angels bless the winter.
136. Old snowmen never die, they just melt away.
137. I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
138. There's nothing like warm hearts on a snowy day.
139. Like snowflakes, no two angels are alike.
140. Snowflakes are beautiful, pure and white
and like God's children, no two are alike.

141. Sleigh Parking Only -- Others will be snowballed.
142. Sleigh Parking Only -- Others will be snowed.
143. A snowy winter brings a plentiful harvest.
144. Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk while it's still snowing
145. What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? A: Frostbite!
146. Melting Contest (picture with snowmen) Add comments like: Last year's winner never returns. Oh no, I don’t want to win. I'm losing my head! I'll be back! Love doesn't melt.
147. Snowmen Headquarters, Ice Skate Rental, Ski Lift, Lodge (Put with directional pointing signs on a post. Paint a snowman on it.)
148. Season of white, cold the night
Stars shine bright, all is right.
149. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!!
150. Snowflakes wanted


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