Melting Snowman Christmas Cookie

by Jeanne Benedict on November 20, 2011

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How cute are these cookies! I wish I could take credit for them but once again, these were from a Christmas party at my children’s school. The lady who made them is a gorgeous stand-up comic named Rachel Bradley whose boyfriend is the incredibly talented comedian Christopher Titus. When I saw these Melting Snowman Christmas cookies appear on the dessert table, an inquisition ensued as to how to make them and to the best of my memory, the instructions are below!

To make this Melting Snowman Christmas Cookie:

1. Here’s a cookie and white icing recipe that you can use for these Melting Snowman cookies.

2. Ice the cookie white and use a yogurt covered malted milk ball for his head. I think Rachel used a white chocolate truffle!

3. Tint some of the icing black using a gel food color and pipe on the snowman’s facial features and arms. (Use a writing tip on the piping bag.)

4. Use M&Ms for his buttons and a carrot for his nose applied with a dab of white icing.

Thanks Rachel!


I recently made these cookies for an Access Hollywood Live TV segment. I used Orange Slice gummy candy for the nose, as the carrots shriveled rather quickly. I also used a Lindor white chocolate truffle for the head and dark chocolate piped with a no. 4 tip for the facial features and arms.

Happy Holidays!

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Ellen January 29, 2012 at 1:01 am

What did you use for the nose?


Maria August 16, 2012 at 1:02 am

I was wondering the same thing. So cute


Jeanne Benedict August 16, 2012 at 4:07 am

The nose is made from a carrot.


Kay August 25, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I bet you could use a sliver of those candied orange slices. Being sticky, it would probably stick to the malted milk ball without any problems.


Jeanne Benedict August 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Great idea!


Jennifer November 9, 2012 at 3:17 am

Did u use a drop sugar cookie recipe or a cookie cutter? If it was a cookie cutter what was the shape?


Jeanne Benedict November 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Hi Jennifer! I would use a stiff dough, not a drop cookie recipe, or a “cookie cutter” type of sugar or butter dough, and free hand the shape by cutting out the dough using a knife.


Becky @ Magic Belles December 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Brilliant, the best Christmas cookies I have seen x


Tina December 4, 2012 at 1:36 am

These are so cute! I looked all over town for something I could use for the heads. Could not find yogurt covered malt balls. Truffles are too expensive when making large batches and I have 2 parties I want to take these to this week! Some ideas I had….jaw breakers with the color soaked off (couldn’t find those either!)
Ended up with donut holes (powdered). Cookies will have to be huge though! Please, if anyone has another suggestion, I’d love to hear it!


Jennifer December 4, 2012 at 3:06 am

I am going to try whoppers. I bought Wilton white melting chocolate to coat them in. I have dipped other things before and it worked well. I lay them on wax paper after dipping. U can put them in the fridge or freezer to harden quicker.


Kay December 4, 2012 at 2:14 am

Whoppers sometimes has the strawberry covered yogurt balls.


Ellen December 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

I’ve seen them made with mini marshmallows before….not as cute as the white chocolate malteser but a cheaper alternative. Also I bought mini white chocolate Lindt chocolates. I bought a bag of about 12-15 of them for $3.50. or I was thinking white mentos?


Tina December 4, 2012 at 2:43 am

Kay, I saw some strawberry whoppers but didn’t want pink heads on my snowmen. I also saw the candy disks (which are not a round globe but might work.).


Jeanne Benedict December 4, 2012 at 6:16 am

Hi Everyone! I’m so glad to see you all talking about these cookies. May I suggest for the head the old tried and true crispy rice treat marshmallows rolled into balls (measure about 1 teaspoon per ball depending on cookie size) dipped in white chocolate Candy Melts. You could also make the treats in a pan and scoop them out with a buttered melon ball spoon. I’ve used a lot of melting chocolates throughout the years and the Wilton Candy Melts have the perfect amount of wax for an easy melt in the microwave without seizing up, plus they are cheap at @$2.50 per bag. I agree, Tina, truffles are too expensive, and I really admire your creativity with the jaw breakers and doughnut holes. Kudos! Jennifer, I also thought about Whoppers ~ it’s like you read my mind in your response to Tina! Kay and Ellen – great comments too! I really appreciate them all and hope you are able to make these cookies in an easy, expedient, and inexpensive way for all your friends and family to enjoy. Report back with results LOL!


Dani December 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

These look great! I think I’ll add these to my goody baskets this year. Another idea for the head….make mini Oreo cookie balls dipped in white chocolate.


GayLynn December 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

I saw a similar one last year but they melted a marshmallow for the head. I cant remember how long in the microwave but they were really cute. I’m going to have to experiment. Love these cookies!


debbie December 11, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Could use orange tictak for nose. Tooooo cute


Rachael December 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

For the head I found yogurt covered almonds, and then when i got home from the bulk store I thought of maybe getting big white gumballs for the head the next time. We are making these for my daughters 10th birthday party.


Jody Johnson December 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I used Snowballs for the heads. They are big white gum balls made by Rainblo. You can usually find them in the Christmas candy aisle in packages of 5. I found mine at Target. They work perfectly!


nancy gibbs May 23, 2013 at 11:14 am

I’m going to try home made ‘buckeyes’ rolled in white chocolate instead of milk chocolate for the heads. May have to dip them twice to coat. Maybe just some orange food coloring in a bit of frosting for the nose. Can’t wait to try these.


melanie November 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm

How about using the tip of a piece of candy corn (purchased after Halloween on clearance!)?


Marva Ramsey December 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I bought these recently from a bake sale and they were super yummy. The ladies I bought them from used large marshmallows for the heads and it worked perfectly, you could add them when you take them out of the oven so they don’t melt much just enough to stick and then pipe on the other icing colors for the nose and the arms. They didn’t even use buttons and they were still adorable and my Grandchildren loved them. You could probably use strips of licorice from some kind of candy for the arms also, lost of ideas to use ladies!


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