Now, I’m no Mary Berry but I’ve seen a few melting snowman sugar cookies floating around the internet, so I thought I’d give them a whirl.
What You Will N
480g Plain Flour
140g Icing Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
1 tbsp Madagascan Vanilla Extract
1 tube of Black Writing Icing
Icing Sugar (A LOT)
First things first, you will need a large mixing bowl to put in your 260g of butter, 140g of icing sugar, 1 tbsp of Madagascan vanilla extract and 1 egg yolk. Once all of the contents are in the bowl, begin to mix the mixture and add flour in, a little bit each time until it forms a dough like texture.
Then roll the dough into a ball and wrap cling film around it and pop it into the fridge for around 30-40 minutes. Whilst you’re waiting for it to chill, why not have a little sing along to some karaoke classics and once you’ve realised you’re a better singer than Mariah Carey, take out the cling filmed ball and place it onto the worktop you’re using.
After you’ve taken off the cling film, sprinkle flour onto your worktop as this makes sure the dough doesn’t stick.
Once you’ve sprinkled flour onto your worktop, then the fun part begins! Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough until you’re happy with the thickness of it and place the cookie cutters into the dough and gently twist it to make sure it’s cut into perfect circle shapes.
When you’ve got your circle shapes, grab 1-2 baking trays (depending on how many cookies you make) and place the greaseproof paper onto them. Once the greaseproof paper is laid out, place your cookies onto the tray and preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
Keep an eye out on your cookies as they only take around 10 minutes to bake and when they look golden brown on the bottom and sides, take them out and put them onto a stand to let them cool off for around 20-30 minutes.
As you wait for them to cool down, you can start on the icing by simply pouring 3-4 tbsp of cold water into a large mixing bowl and adding a little bit of icing sugar each time until it forms into a thick-ish paste (not thick enough to plaster walls with though!).
By the time you’ve made the icing, the sugar cookies should have cooled down so take them off the tray and place them onto the worktop you’re working on to start decorating.
To make your base, grab a teaspoon of icing and pour it onto the cookie. Using the bottom of your teaspoon gently smooth over any lumps and bumps your snowman wouldn’t want. After my first experience of making these, I’d like to mention to all my fellow stress heads like myself that you need to have fun with it, the messier it looks the better as remember, the snowmen are meant to look like they are melting.
Once you’re happy with your icing, place your marshmallows onto the top part of your cookie as this will act as the snowman’s head. Now I must admit, I have cheated a little bit as
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To add more of a realistic snow effect, I sprinkled edible glitter on my icing to give it more of a sparkle.
Once you’ve placed your marshmallow head onto the top of your sugar cookie, grab your black icing tube and draw hands onto them, however, you wish! – I also bought pre-made writing icing, sorry!
There you have some handsome melting snowman sugar cookies that are extremely
This was one of my first experiences baking and I’ve got to say it was so therapeutic and made me feel really accomplished afterwards. So, if you are yet to have tried baking, give it a go, and see how you feel afterwards.
Until next year, have a magical Christmas and a happy New Year!
All the love,
Becca’s Bubble xo