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This adorable sugar cookie is super easy and the kids love it.

Recipe Summary

10 mins
45 mins
1 hr 55 mins
1 hr
12 cookies


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Sugar Cookie:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Beat butter in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat white sugar, baking powder, and salt into butter until just combined. Beat egg, milk, and vanilla extract into butter-sugar mixture; add flour and mix until dough is just combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until dough is slightly chilled, about 10 minutes.

  • Scoop dough into balls slightly larger than golf balls; flatten into cookies. Arrange cookies on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown, 10 to 20 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

  • Butter a microwave-safe plate. Place marshmallows on the prepared plate.

  • Microwave marshmallows until slightly puffed, 10 to 15 seconds. Gently press marshmallows until bottoms slightly ooze.

  • Whisk confectioners' sugar and water together in a bowl until icing is slightly thicker than drizzle-consistency. Pour icing over cookies so it runs over the edges, reserving about 1 tablespoon.

  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl, about 30 seconds. Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag with a small tip or a plastic bag with a corner snipped.

  • Press 1 marshmallow close to an edge of each cookie to be the snowman's head. Draw 'stick arms' onto the icing using the melted chocolate.

  • Divide the reserved 1 tablespoon icing into 2 small bowls. Mix red food coloring into 1 of the bowls and orange food coloring into the other bowl. Decorate the snowmen with scarves or ties using the red icing and yellow icing.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any sugar cookie for the cookie base.

I also tried melted marshmallows for the base for my son who doesn't care for confectioners' sugar. It tasted great as well.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 70.1g; fat 14.3g; cholesterol 46.1mg; sodium 184.6mg. Full Nutrition