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

tarah.williams
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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

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  • 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; 14.3 g total fat; 46 mg cholesterol; 185 mg sodium. 70.1 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
The "Cook's Notes" states any sugar cookie base can be used so I used my favorite Holiday Butter Cookie recipe. These cookies are adorable and everyone loves them. Transferring the melted marshmallow is problematic. I experimented and discovered a better way to deal with the marshmallows. Bake and FREEZE your cookies. Take the frozen cookie and place the marshmallow near the edge and microwave until the marshmallow has puffed up. Do one at a time and watch closely. Occasionally one will fall and you will need to stop the microwave and place it back on. It may seem time consuming but it is actually MUCH faster than microwaving and transferring hot sticky marshmallows. Be sure to use FROZEN cookies as it ensures the cookies texture integrity is maintained. I also found I could make these ahead and freeze them. If any of the marshmallow heads have a sticky spot simply rub a touch of cornstarch on it problem solved. The marshmallow heads came out just as fresh from the freezer as they went in. Please note I used a freezer that is not self defrosting so it maintains a cold temperature rather than the self defrosting that has temps that fluctuate. Thanks for sharing this fun cookie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
The "Cook's Notes" states any sugar cookie base can be used so I used my favorite Holiday Butter Cookie recipe. These cookies are adorable and everyone loves them. Transferring the melted marshmallow is problematic. I experimented and discovered a better way to deal with the marshmallows. Bake and FREEZE your cookies. Take the frozen cookie and place the marshmallow near the edge and microwave until the marshmallow has puffed up. Do one at a time and watch closely. Occasionally one will fall and you will need to stop the microwave and place it back on. It may seem time consuming but it is actually MUCH faster than microwaving and transferring hot sticky marshmallows. Be sure to use FROZEN cookies as it ensures the cookies texture integrity is maintained. I also found I could make these ahead and freeze them. If any of the marshmallow heads have a sticky spot simply rub a touch of cornstarch on it problem solved. The marshmallow heads came out just as fresh from the freezer as they went in. Please note I used a freezer that is not self defrosting so it maintains a cold temperature rather than the self defrosting that has temps that fluctuate. Thanks for sharing this fun cookie. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2015
The "Cook's Notes" states any sugar cookie base can be used so I used my favorite Holiday Butter Cookie recipe. These cookies are adorable and everyone loves them. Transferring the melted marshmallow is problematic. I experimented and discovered a better way to deal with the marshmallows. Bake and FREEZE your cookies. Take the frozen cookie and place the marshmallow near the edge and microwave until the marshmallow has puffed up. Do one at a time and watch closely. Occasionally one will fall and you will need to stop the microwave and place it back on. It may seem time consuming but it is actually MUCH faster than microwaving and transferring hot sticky marshmallows. Be sure to use FROZEN cookies as it ensures the cookies texture integrity is maintained. I also found I could make these ahead and freeze them. If any of the marshmallow heads have a sticky spot simply rub a touch of cornstarch on it problem solved. The marshmallow heads came out just as fresh from the freezer as they went in. Please note I used a freezer that is not self defrosting so it maintains a cold temperature rather than the self defrosting that has temps that fluctuate. Thanks for sharing this fun cookie. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2015
Super cute! Read More
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