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Melted Snowman Cookies

Rated as 4.87 out of 5 Stars

"These cookies take some time, but you'll get so many compliments you won't even mind!"
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3 h servings 308
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen cookies)


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  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' 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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use premade dough, such as Pillsbury® to make the cookies. No one cares.
  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 308 calories; 3.2 69.9 1.5 8 126 Full nutrition

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I made less frosting (did 26 average size cookies)& still had a decent amount left over...2 Egg Whites, 2 Cups Conf Sugar, 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice and a pinch of Salt. I dont like (overly) sweet fros...

Rated this a 5 just for the concept!! Haven't tried this recipe yet but the idea is awesome!!

Made these last Christmas! Not only are they adorable but they taste good too! Big hit and parties!

These were really fun to make! I hope you can take my suggestions and avoid my mistakes so you have an easier time when you make yours. For the royal icing (4C Sifted Powdered Sugar, 3 oz egg ...

everybody loved the idea

Everybody loved these.

Cookies were very cute, such an original idea. My royal icing didn't come out as runny as it looks in the original picture but I'm sure that was user error but they still looked good.

I loved the concept! I made this using homemade canna-chocolate chip cookies. Everyone who tried them loved them. I will definitely make this again, maybe even take this idea forward to other...

These are so much fun to make, share and eat! I made them for Chritmas, New Years and Valentine's festivities. Can't wait to make them again this year!