Melted Snowman Biscuits


It is that time of year and soon we will be bombarded with end of year parties, kindergarten get-togethers, endless parties and family gatherings. Are you always stuck with – “bring a platter or something to share?”

Here is a cute little idea that the kids will go bonkers over. I usually stay away from anything snowman related given we have a hot summer Christmas in Australia but I loved the idea of the melted snowman on cookies. This is not a new idea but I thought I would re-create it for those of you who haven’t seen it before.

I have used a standard biscuit base which I have used before in my Funny Face Biscuit Recipe for Be A Fun Mum but this time I have decreased the amount of sugar since the biscuits are covered in icing sugar. You can use any biscuit base you like including gingerbread, bran & oats or shortbread (homemade or store purchased).

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits


  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup Icing sugar (for decorating)
  • Marshmallows, mini m&m’s & icing pens (for decorating)

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Stir in flour & baking powder until a soft dough forms. Tip out onto a bench and use your hands to bring it all together. If you are impatient, you can use the dough immediately or alternatively, you can wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins. This will make the dough firm and a little easier to work with.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 200oC Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  1. Roll out dough onto a floured surface approx ½ cm thick. You want the biscuits to be fairly large since you want to give the illusion of a melted snowman on top. Cut circles using the rim of a glass (approx 9cm diameter). Don’t worry if your biscuits are not exactly perfect as you are going to cover the top of them anyway.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Place on baking trays & bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven & allow to cool completely.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits


  1. Using the icing pen, draw little faces on the marshmallows. I used black pen for the eyes and mouth and pink pen for the noses. You can use one pen for both if you like. For the nose, I slowly squeezed the icing out as I pulled the pen away from the marshmallow to give a 3D effect.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Mix 1 cup icing sugar with 3 tsp water. Stir until smooth. The consistency should be runny but thick enough to spread on the biscuit.   Spread on the biscuit to give a melted effect.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Place the marshmallow face into the icing. Add 3 buttons to each snowman. I used mini m&m’s but you can use whatever you have in the pantry. Set aisde for the icing to set.
  1. Once hard, I then used the black icing pen to draw on the arms. I skipped the snowman scarf as it was an extra step that I didn’t think was necessary and they look great just the way they were. Feel free to add a scarf to your snowmen if you like.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman BiscuitsOnce set, let the kids at them!


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  • Reply
    Petra Hammond
    November 21, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    This is a fab idea!

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    November 22, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Wonderful idea! Very creative and easy 🙂

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    June Duncan
    November 29, 2015 at 5:41 am

    oven heat please

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      Kelly - Be A Fun Mum
      November 30, 2015 at 8:54 am

      200 degrees celsius

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        November 28, 2017 at 9:39 am

        About how many biscuits do you think this recipe will make?

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          Kelly - Be A Fun Mum
          November 28, 2017 at 12:46 pm

          I would say approximately 20. It depends on how large you make the biscuits.

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            December 4, 2022 at 1:11 am

            hey bestie your cookies are really hard

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    December 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    Love this idea. I was lost this year as to what I was going to do for my great great nieces at Christmas. I like to give them a goody bag filled with unusual things, I had done a few things for them but just needed something else. Then I saw this. GREAT. So going to make these for them, and I know they will have fun when they open the bags. They get excited in seeing what I have made for them.

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    December 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Great idea! What did you use for the nose?

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    December 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Sorry! Re-read the instructions!

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    Debbie Patterson
    December 19, 2015 at 2:46 am

    How big is the cup – i.e how much flour and sugar??

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      Kelly - Be A Fun Mum
      December 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Hi Debbie. You’ll need to use measuring cups. They are labeled 1 cup – 1/2 cup – 1/3 cup etc.

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    Barbara Thistle
    November 22, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Where can you get the Icing Sugar? Is it the same as confectionere’s sugar ? I used wilton’s icing very dull..
    I like the shine on yours…

    Thank You

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    November 30, 2016 at 2:41 am

    How many biscuits can you make with this amount of dough?

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    December 3, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Can you color the “frosting” (confection sugar and water) with food coloring?

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    Denise Laraiso
    December 4, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Hi, love this! Thought too that you could use pretzel sticks for the arms, 1 whole and another broken in half for both sides. Put on when sugar is still soft.

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    December 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Can you freeze these already made up???

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      January 3, 2017 at 11:38 am

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    June 9, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks. Love the idea. Easy to follow recipe

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    Michelle Sanderson
    December 18, 2018 at 2:32 am

    I’ve just made them and used some improvisation. Melted chocolate to pipe on marshmallows for eyes, mouth and arms. Tiny slices of orange sweets like skittles for the nose (use a cocktail stick to poke a hole in the marshmallow and then it’s easier to get the sweet into). Smarties for buttons.
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    October 11, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Great Idea for kids parties. So simple and they look great.

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    December 1, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you for this great recipe. I’m going to make them for my child’s Christmas fair next week.
    Can I ask what you used for the nose please?
    Thank you

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