I can count the number of times I have 'seen' snow on my hands and toes, and all, but one was far from my home state of California. I romanticized the notion of a 'white Winter' so much, as a child, I would literally beg my grandparents in Fall River, MA, to allow me the honor of shoveling their yard on Christmas break. Seriously folks, I would bargain extra chores just to be able to go outside and shovel the snow, okay, so I took a few chunks out of the grass in my enthusiasm, and enjoy the authentic holiday experience. Sadly, I can't say I ever have actually made a snowman; I'm long overdue, wouldn't you say? So, while I sat here, dreaming of a white So Cali-Christmas, I decided I would make the second best thing, cookies that resembled snowmen!
What Daughter Says: I suppose you don't mind shoveling it when you don't see it every day!
Melted Snowmen Cookies
***Click here for printable melted snowmen cookies recipe.
Yield: 25-30 Cookies
Yield: 25-30 Cookies
1 Box of Cake Mix, Devil's Food Preferred
1/2 Cup, Softened, Butter
2 8-10oz Bags of White Chocolate Baking Morsels
1 Stand Up Pouch of Reese's Minis (These Come Unwrapped), Halved
1 4oz or Larger Container of Classic Sprinkles, Orange Seperated
Black Sprinkles, or Black Icing For Eyes (Get Creative)
Preheat Oven to 350F
1.) Combine your Cake Mix, Softened Butter, and Egg in a large mixing bowl until dough is formed and contents are well combined. Mixture will be slightly tacky to the touch, but hold it's form easily.
2.) Roll dough into 1.5" balls and gently press between the ball and palm of your hand. Place dough balls onto pre-greased cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Bake at 350F for 9 minutes. Open oven and remove rack. Gently tap down on mounded cookies with the back of a spoon, until even. Return to oven 3 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool entirely before decorating.
3.) While cookies are cooling prepare melting chocolate per microwave directions, or over a double broiler. Allow chocolate to cool slightly in melted form, you want chocolate to be tacky, but not melt your Reese's 'hats' on contact.
4.) Start by 'icing' 4-6 cookies at a time with a sloppy layer of white chocolate. Then top iced cookies with Reeses's hat, two coal eyes, and a sprinkle nose. Repeat until all cookies are done. Have fun with your faces, you can create some wonderful expressions!