Melting Snowmen

Oops … looks like the heat of a Tassie summer is too much for these little snowmen. Get the kids in the kitchen to help make these cute cookies for their friends or teachers.

How long will it take?

2 hours

What’s the serving size?

Makes 24

What do I need?

  • 2 ½ cups plain flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 175 g butter, softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp milk
  • 24 white marshmallows
  • Black food colouring 
  • Red food colouring
  • Yellow food colouring

How do I make it?

  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until pale and creamy, then add egg and vanilla and stir to combine. Fold flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture, stirring to make a dough.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Divide dough in half and shape each piece into a ball. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 180C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  5. Roll out one portion of dough to ½ centimetre thickness. Use a round cutter to cut out 12 circles and place them on the baking trays about 2 centimetres apart. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. When biscuits have cooled, sift icing sugar into a bowl and add enough milk to make a thick spreadable icing. Use a knife to spread the icing over the biscuits making a “melted” shape. Divide leftover icing between two bowls. Add black food colouring to one and make an orange colour using the red and yellow colouring in the other bowl.
  7. Press marshmallows onto the iced biscuits and use a toothpick dipped in the coloured icing to add arms, buttons, and a face.


  • These biscuits will keep in an airtight container in a cool place for up to one week.

Share this recipe

More recipes like this