Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Melted Snowman Cookies

Poppy and I have been doing quite a bit of baking in the kitchen lately.  I came across this idea a few weeks ago and decided it would be the perfect dessert to bring to Pizza Thursday.

First thing in the morning, I made the cookie dough and let it chill in the fridge.  When it's time to make the cookies, you just take a ball of dough and smoosh it into a free form shape that would resemble a puddle.  That was super fun and easy for Poppy to do.

Then it was time for the icing, which is when I began to think that this was going to be more of "project" than I originally thought.  I almost scrapped the whole thing, but Poppy was super into, so I trudged ahead and made 1 big batch of icing and added food coloring and used sandwich bags for the piping.  It actually turned out to be pretty easy and super fun to do.  
Poppy kept saying that she wanted her snowman to be making a sad face because Frosty would be sad when he started to melt.  (can you guess which one is hers?)  Needless to say, they were a big hit with the cousins on Pizza Thursday!

Here are the recipes I used...

Sugar Cookies
1/2 stick of butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Cream the buter and sugar together. Beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla.  
  2. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt gradually to the creamed mixture, mix well. Cover and chill dough for at least an hour.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6 to 8 minutes or until cookie has a golden appearance.

Royal Icing
4 egg whites
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Beat egg whites in clean, large bowl with mixer at high speed until foamy (use only grade A clean, uncracked eggs). Gradually add sugar and almond extract. Beat at high speed until thickened. 


Christine @ 12,450miles said...

This is why we need to live closer to each other! We "made" those cookies too... but ours didn't come out so photo-worthy. I might need to attempt them again after seeing yours though... Adorable!

Michelle said...

Yum. I ditto Christine on living close by but only because I want to eat all of your goodies!

Krista said...

Those are so cute! I was thinking that was melted marshmallow and not a pile of icing. I'll move to Niagara so that I can pop over for treats :)

Anonymous said...

Amanda, I love them....
How supper fun for everyone

Elizabeth Frick said...

That is amazingly adorable! Love. Them.

Natalie said...

THOSE ARE SOOO CUTE!!! I am soo gonna steal this idea!!!

Christa said...

Very cute and Brendan loved his. I hope you got the message that Brendan left on Marc's phone!

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