These adorable Snowman Cookies are a perfect winter treat! They are sweet and buttery, so easy, and a great treat to make with your crew! These are some of our favorite Christmas cookies, brining in such fun holiday traditions!
In our house, we love all things Christmas! It is one of our very favorite times of the year and I am always looking for ways to make things a little extra special and fun to enjoy the season the most we possibly can. It always goes by so quickly, so adding things that are sure to make sweet memories is always something I like to do!
These Snowman Cookies are such a fun treat to make together! Have you ever seen the Starbucks snowman cookies? Well, these are similar! The delicious sugar cookie base comes together easily and once they are cooled they are so much fun to decorate together!
I love seeing what each of my crew comes up with, and how each of the little Snowman Cookies turn into the most adorable and unique cookies. They are basically soft sugar cookies, decorated as snowman Christmas cookies! The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!
We love spending an afternoon making sweet treats to give as holiday gifts to our neighbors, friends, and family, and these Snowman Cookies will definitely be on the list this year! They also make the cutest and tastiest afternoon snacks to keep our school days feeling a little magical as our favorite time of year approaches.
These Snowman Cookies are just so cute sitting out on the counter ready to snack on–they are so festive and fun! They make great gifts, and are such a fun option to take to your holiday potluck or party. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser!
And what’s better than snacking on a cute little homemade Snowman Cookie? A Snowman Cookie paired with a hot cup of coffee, am I right?!
How to make these Snowman Cookies
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. I love to use unbleached, but any will do!
- In a medium bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until sifted thoroughly and set aside.
- Grab a large bowl and add your butter and sugar. Using an electric hand mixer or stand mixer, cream the butter mixture on low speed until smooth and fully incorporated.
- Next, beat in your large egg, followed by your vanilla extract.
- Once all of that is fully mixed, add in your dry ingredients and stir just until well combined.
- Take your cookie dough and separate and roll it into the following: ten one-inch balls, ten ¾-inch balls, and ten ½-inch balls.
- Place balls together, from big to small, to create a snowman shape–similar to stacking them laying down. Press them together and flatten them just a bit. (I find that flattening them down just a bit helps the balls to stick together and not fall apart!)
- Place cookies down on your large sheet pan baking sheet lined with a piece of parchment paper or an ungreased cookie sheet and place it in the center of your oven. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes.
- Once they are finished baking, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool completely. If you’d like to speed this process up just a bit, I recommend carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
- Cool cookies completely, and then decorate the cooled cookies with your choice of decorations! Some of our favorite decorations are mini chocolate chips, M&M candies, and decorative icing in a piping bag. I like to put each decoration in small bowls for easy assembly. The snowman faces are my favorite!
- Pro tip: use a little bit of your decorative icing to stick the candy to the snowmen cookies!
Ingredients in these Snowman Cookies
- Flour – All-purpose flour is an easy and great option for these cookies, and gives a great texture. If you need to make this recipe gluten-free, simply sub in your favorite gluten-free one for one baking mix. You’ll need 1 ½ cups of flour for this recipe.
- Baking Soda – Baking soda produces one of the most important chemical reactions in baking, so this is an important one! Any brand will work, and you’ll need ½ teaspoon.
- Salt – High quality sea salt is always the way to go in my opinion! If you don’t have that on hand, regular kosher or table salt will work just fine, too. Salt helps to emphasize all the delicious flavors in these Snowman Cookies. You’ll just need a pinch for this recipe.
- Butter – Butter is a necessity in these cookies! My favorite kind to use is grass-fed organic butter. It is so rich and delicious, and so good for you! If you want to make these Snowman Cookies dairy free, substitute with your favorite plant-based butter, or with unrefined coconut oil! You’ll need ⅓ cup of butter.
- Sugar – Unrefined cane sugar is my favorite sugar to use in baking! It has all the delicious sweetness but is a little bit healthier than refined sugar. You’ll just need ½ cup for these cookies.
- Egg – Pasture-raised eggs are my favorite eggs to use in baking (and all the time). They are so flavorful and healthy for you! If you don’t have pasture-raised, any type of chicken egg will do just fine. You’ll only need one egg.
- Vanilla – Vanilla extract gives your cookies a deeper, more complex flavor than without. This recipe needs ½ teaspoon.
- Icing – You’ll need both green and red decorative icing to decorate these cute little Snowman Cookies.
- Decorations – Mini chocolate chips and M&Ms are two of our favorite things to use to decorate, but feel free to get creative with what you want to use! I have used melted white chocolate or white icing too instead of decorative icing!
So, here is another Christmas cookie recipe to add to your collection! This recipe is also a great recipe and great way to usher in the new year as well! Because they are snowmen, you can easily make these homemade cookies throughout the winter season!
I hope you have as much fun making these sweet Snowman Cookies as we do! They are sure to make for a fun (and tasty) activity to do together this Christmas season. If you make them and love them, I’d love to hear!
- 1 ½ cup Flour
- ½ tsp Baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup Butter
- ⅓ cup Granulated sugar
- 1 Egg
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- Red and green icing, mini chocolate chips, M&Ms for decorating
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl and set aside
- Cream butter and sugar together until smooth
- Beat in egg and vanilla extract
- Stir in dry ingredients until well combined
- Separate dough into 10 1 inch balls, 10 ¾ inch balls, and 10 ½ inch balls
- Stack one of each size ball together to create a snowman shape. Press them together and flatten a bit (I feel like flattening them down helps force them to stick together)
- Bake in center of oven for about 12 minutes
- Remove from oven and let cool completely
- Once cool, decorate with icing, chocolate chips and/or m&ms as desired.
- Tip: use a bit of icing to stick candy to snowmen.