Every single solitary chance I get to tell you that I invented the melting snowman cookie, I will. Every gosh darn chance. Because it’s really the only thing I’ve created that has had such a major impact on the world. OK, not the world, just pinterest. But still.
So yeah, it was me. Me. MEEEE!
I feel like that guy who wrote Jingle Bells, only with less talent and musical ability, except that when you google “who wrote Jingle Bells” the guy’s name actually comes up (James Lord Pierpont) and when you google “who invented the melting snowman cookie” I’m not even on the first page. Sigh.
Anyhoo… here’s a super duper simple version of the now-classic-thank-you-very-much melting snowman cookie. Maybe they should be called snowman puddles? I like that. Snowman puddles.
how to make snowman puddle cookies
you will need:*
circle cookie cutter (2 1/2-inches shown here)
food coloring (black, brown, orange, white and any other color)
disposable decorating bags
decorating tips, sizes 2 and 3
*Find the cutter, decorating bags, couplers and tips at the craft store. For more tips on finding supplies, click HERE or see below. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes in Super Black, Chocolate Brown, Orange, Bright White and Leaf Green).
what to do:
Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe. Chill, roll out, cut out circles, bake and cool. Prepare royal icing according to the recipe. Divide and tint black, brown, orange, white and green. You’ll need the most of white. Prepare decorating bags with tips and couplers, fill with the colors (reserve some of the white icing) and tie tightly closed with rubber bands.
To decorate the cookies, use a size 3 tip on the white to pipe blob shapes on each circle. Thin the reserved white icing with drops of water just until the icing falls into itself and disappears when a spoonful is overturned. Fill an empty decorating bag with the thinned icing, snip 1/4-inch from the tip and pipe back and forth to fill the outlined blobs. Let the white icing set, ideally for an hour or so. For tips on basic cookie decorating, click HERE.
With size 2 tips, pipe the eyes and mouth in black and the sticks in brown. With size 3 tips, pipe the carrot in orange and the buttons in any color you like. Let the cookies dry well, preferably overnight.