Last week was week 2 of our Sweet Treats class. Before the season officially ends, we wanted to take advantage of a winter theme: snowmen! We created two different types of snowman cookies during class time.
First up: snowman head cookies!
Aren’t they cute? Thankfully, they are very easy to create. And, you can vary the recipe depending on your preferences. If you want to make your own sugar cookie dough from scratch: great! If you only have time to make a break and bake version of cookies, that is fine too! The same goes for the frosting. The kids had a lot of fun creating their earmuffed snowmen…a few of the gummies did get eaten in the decorating process though!
Snowman Head Cookies
Cooking With Kids: Snowman Head Cookies
Author: Katie Compton
- Sugar cookie dough (or round pre-made sugar cookies)
- White frosting (any flavor variety that is white)
- Life Saver Gummies (2 per cookie)
- Licorice vines
- Mini M&Ms
- Orange Tic Tacs (or other small orange candy: candy corn, etc.)
- Preheat oven according to sugar cookie instructions. Roll a tablespoon sized scoop of dough into a circular shape and place on a cookie sheet to bake. Bake according to dough instructions, remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
- Prepare a surface to decorate cookies on (lay a sheet of wax paper or use a large plate to work on). Use a knife or spatula to spread white frosting evenly across the top of each cookie.
- For the earmuffs, peel the licorice vines so two vines are stuck together (for a thick band). Use a knife or kitchen scissors to cut vine pieces about 2 inches long. Place the double vines along the top of each cookie, making sure it sticks into the frosting (so it will set/dry on to the cookie). Place a Life Saver gummy ring on the end of each earmuff strap end to complete the earmuffs.
- For the face, place mini M&Ms (or other small round candies) for the eyes, an orange Tic Tac for the nose, and cut a single strip of licorice vine in a 1 inch length for the smile. Enjoy!
Are you a fan of decorating cookies?