December 22, 2020 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies

Better hurry up and eat them! These cookies are melting away. Transform your favorite sugar cookies into a great Christmas craft in just a few minutes. It’s fun and easy to make with your kids.

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 minutes.
  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.