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).
- 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)
- In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 200oC Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
- 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.
- Place on baking trays & bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven & allow to cool completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Once set, let the kids at them!