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Monday, December 12, 2011

Melted Snowman Cookies

I recently become addicted, like so many others, to a website called pinternet! It gives you all sorts of ideas of DIY projects and craft ideas as well as recipes. I found these cute melted snowman cookies and decided to give them a try for a family gathering we attended this weekend. I had fun making them and they are adorable!

To make 10 cookies:

  • 1 pkg. Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix (and ingredients on pkg)
  • 10 large marshmallows
  • Decorating icing tubes (black, orange, and other desired colors for buttons, scarves, bows, etc)
  • Royal Icing ingredients: 1 egg white, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice (makes 2 cups)
  1.  Mix cookie mix according to pkg directions. Grab a chuck (about golf ball size) and squish it down using the palm of your hand until its about 1/4 inch thick. The lumpier or misshaped the better! Bake according to the directions on the pkg. 
  2. Remove to a wire rack and let cool.
  3. Make the royal icing: combine the egg white and sugar, whip with an electric mixer for 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice, mix again for 3 minutes. 
  4. Slather the royal icing over the top of the cookie. Spread it around with the back of a spoon or rubber spatula. Let it dribble off the side. 
  5. Spray a microwave safe plate with cooking spray. Place marshmallows on the plate (I did 5 at a time). Microwave for 30 seconds (watch that the marshmallows do not double in size). 
  6. Spray your fingers with cooking spray. Carefully pull the marshmallows of by the base and set them on top of the cookie icing (not centered). 
  7. Decorate the cookies as you'd like.

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