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Melted Snowmen Cookies

A sugar cookie recipe topped with homemade icing, a marshmallow, and decorative icing to make them look like melting snowmen!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, holidays, christmas cookies, christmas, dessert
Servings: 40 cookies
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Taylor


For the Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour plus up to 1 more cup for flouring the rolling surface and rolling pin

For the Frosting:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For Decorating:

  • Large Marshmallows
  • Black, orange, red, and green decorating gel/icing


  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until creamy.
  • Add the milk, vanilla, and almond extract, and mix to combine. 
  • Add the eggs.
  • Finally, add the baking soda, salt, and flour.
  • Cover and chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll out approximately one third of the chilled dough onto a floured surface, until it is about 1/8-1/4″ thick. 
  • Cut the cookies into rounds, using a round cookie cutter.
  • Place the cut out cookies 1/2″ apart onto a parchment paper lined baking pan.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, until the edges are very light brown.  You do not want the top of the cookies to be brown. 
  • Cool the cookies completely on wire rack before frosting them.
  • To make the frosting, combine the powdered sugar, milk, and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
  • Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes, until well combined.

To decorate the cookies:

  • Spread a spoonful of the frosting on each round cookie.
  • Place either a full or half (depending on how melted you want it to look) of a marshmallow on the edge of the cookie.
  • Decorate on the eyes, nose, and buttons using the decorating gel/icing.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg