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Snowman Cookies: I’m Lovin’ It


Make a simple and fun decorated snowman cookie with royal icing.

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As I write this post, just 3 hours earlier it was 56° outside…….and now there are blustering wind gusts of 50 mph and snow blowing like a blizzard!  That’s living in the Midwest for ya!  We are only supposed to end up with a dusting of snow in St. Louis, but it’s the first taste of winter we’ve had and the perfect day to share my snowman cookies I made last week.

I LOVE to decorate cookies with royal icing, but I don’t always have the patience or talent for it like some who make it look SO easy.

December is such a busy time in the kitchen, so I like to make my decorated cookies simple, like the Santa Belly Cookies I made a few years ago. 

This year I went about as simple as you can get!  Mini Snowman face cookies.

Here’s what you need:

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 Direction for Mini Snowman Face Cookies

  • Bake cookies and let cool completely. See my tips for baking cookies, than includes a video on how I roll out cookie dough
  • Make one batch of royal icing in white.  Thin with water until it’s the consistency similar to shampoo. I use this 20 second rule for consistency
  • Fill icing bag with coupler and #7 or #8 tip and cover the cop of the cookies with white icing. (outline and flood all with the same icing)
  • Let the white dry for about 30-60 minutes.
  • Add orange color to remaining white icing, again, using the 20 second rule for consistency.  Place in an icing bag with coupler and #3 tip.
  • pipe a “carrot” nose in the center of each cookie.  Let dry over night.
  • 12-24 hours later.  Use the edible marker for eyes and mouth

That’s all there is to it!  I love that I only had to mix one color.  At first I was a little disappointed in the fact that I could not make a nice even circle to save my life with the icing, when my sweet hubby reminded me that he’s rarely seen a snowman with a perfectly round head ;) So don’t worry about perfection – everyone will love them!

Box them up or put them in a jar with a ribbon and they make adorable gifts!

Holiday Cookie Baking Tips

Decorating Cookies: by Bridget Edwards

20 Second Rule Icing

Video: How to roll out cookie dough

Holiday Cookie Recipes

So how about you?  Have you done any cookie decorating this holiday?

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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    Thanks for hosting, Cheryl! I hope you have a Merry Christmas.

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    Hi Cheryl! THank you so much for hosting! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family & a Happy New Year! I have really enjoyed your blog this year… you are such a talented blogger! Angie xo

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    These are too cute, Cheryl. My girls would LOVE these! Merriest Christmas to you and your family!

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    These are so cute, Cheryl!

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    Thanks so much for hosting Cheryl! Merry Christmas!

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    Thanks so much for hosting your party each week. Those snowmen cookies are so cute! I am terrible at decorating cookies.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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    Thanks for the party Cheryl. I hope you and your family have wonderful Christmas.

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    thanks for hosting during a crazy busy time of year! have a wonder full holiday! :)

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    Thank you so much for hosting Cheryl! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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    Those are adorable cookies! Thank you for hosting the party. Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

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    I tried using the edible marker…they didn’t work so well for me. I see now that I needed to let the icing dry overnight! Thanks for the tip! May your holidays be Merry and Bright!


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    These are so adorable!!!

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    These cookies are adorable Cheryl!

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    Those cookies are so precious, Cheryl!

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    Adorable cookies! :)

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    Such a cute Idea Cheryl! Merry Christmas!

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    How adorable- I would love to bring those to the next party

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    So cute and yummy! Merry Christmas Cheryl!

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    Cheryl I love these so much! I will feature them on Fun Family Crafts today :)

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    Thanks again Cheryl for another wonderful link party! I loving browsing all the great projects! Have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo – C

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    Nothing more whimsy than a sweet snowman face…especially in sugar! Thanks for hosting – I am so excited to have day off so I can share what I have made this season! WHOOOOP! What an amazing list, so so amazing.

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    How cute! Love these little guys :) Wishing you and your beautiful family a very warm and happy Christmas Cheryl. Thanks for everything you have shared with us over this past year. May 2013 be good to you and yours.

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    I can’t find a black edible marker! Can I sub gel icing, or will that not set up enough? Any other suggestions?

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    Those are REALLY super cute, Cheryl! Love them! And I never would have noticed the circles…we’re all just too hard on our own cookies.

    PS…I can never get circle perfect, either. :)

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    These are adorable! I don’t really have the best cookie decorating skills, but these are totally doable. :)

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