Melted Snowman Cookies


These melted snowman cookies take some time, but you'll get so many compliments you won't even mind!

Prep Time:
2 hrs
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
2 dozen cookies


Royal Icing:

  • 4 egg whites

  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar, or as needed

  • ¼ cup lemon juice, or as needed


  • 24 sugar cookies

  • 24 large marshmallows

  • 1 (.75 ounce) tube black decorating gel (Optional)

  • 1 (.75 ounce) tube orange decorating gel (Optional)

  • 75 silver nonpareils, or as desired (Optional)

  • 1 (.75 ounce) tube red decorating gel (Optional)

  • 1 (.75 ounce) tube green decorating gel (Optional)


  1. Beat egg whites lightly in a large bowl using an electric mixer until frothy. Slowly beat enough confectioners' sugar into egg whites to make icing that will hold shape; blend in lemon juice until desired consistency is reached.

  2. Arrange cookies about 1-inch apart on a large sheet of waxed paper. Spread icing onto each cookie, allowing icing to drip over edges to look like melting snow.

  3. Grease a microwave-safe plate. Place 1 marshmallow onto plate.

  4. Microwave marshmallow until it starts to puff up, 20 to 30 seconds. Immediately place marshmallow on the edge of 1 cookie while the icing is still wet to look like a melted snowman. Repeat with remaining marshmallows and iced cookies.

  5. Decorate melted snowmen cookies by piping twig-like arms using black decorating gel on the icing. Make coal eyes and a mouth on the marshmallow using black decorating gel. Make a carrot nose under the coal eyes using orange decorating gel. Make coat buttons by arranging silver nonpareils down the middle of the icing. Make scarves or bow ties using red decorating gel or green decorating gel.

  6. Allow cookies to fully dry before removing from waxed paper, at least 1 hour.


You can use premade dough, such as Pillsbury, to make the cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
3g Fat
70g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 54g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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