December 22, 2020 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies

Enjoy making and munching on these adorable Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies! Perfect for the winter season, these treats are as fun to create as they are to eat!

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Total Time: 30 min | Servings: 16 4-inch cookies


For the Sugar Cookies

  • 2 cups sifted soft white wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature

For the Icing

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • red, orange, and black gel food coloring

For the Decorating

  • 16 marshmallows

melted snowman sugar cookies


  1. Mix granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg in a large mixing bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Roll out into a ½ inch thick on a lightly floured surface.
  3. Cut into circle shapes.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for about 5-7 min.
  5. To make a basic white icing mix all the ingredients except gel food coloring.
  6. Divide the icing into parts, and color some by adding a few drops of each food coloring.
  7. To make a melted “snow” spread white icing over cookies.
  8. Top with a marshmallow for the “head”. Push marshmallow into the icing to secure it.
  9. Now comes the fun part – giving your melted snowman a personality! Use the colored icing to draw eyes, a carrot nose, and a mouth on the marshmallow “head.” Get creative with expressions!
  10. Draw the arms and bottons with black icing.
  11. No snowman is complete without a cozy scarf! Use red or orange icing to create a scarf around the base of the marshmallow.
  12. Your Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies are ready! Eat them quickly before they melt! Happy Holidays!

This recipe inspired by Cook Craft Love

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