Make a simple and fun decorated snowman cookie with royal icing.
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.
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:
- recipe for Vanilla Almond Butter Cookies
- 2″ round cookie cutter (I used a cap, but I plan to get this 11 piece set of round cutters)
- royal icing
- orange gel color
- black edible marker
- two 12″ disposable icing bags
- #7 or #8 icing tip
- #3 icing tip
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!
So how about you? Have you done any cookie decorating this holiday?
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