Pinterest Pass or Fail: Melting Snowman Cookies

Pinterest is a magical place. It's a land where every recipe and craft turn out perfect and photograph impeccably (insert eyes rolling). While there are a lot of Pinterest success stories, there are a few Pinterest Fail's too.

In the Test Kitchen, we decided to have some fun and see if we could recreate the adorable Melting Snowman Cookie we found at My Frugal Adventures. After whipping up a batch of Charlene's basic sugar cookies and icing, we got to work. With a few touches of our own...

What You'll Need

  • Baked and round butter or sugar cookies, completely cooled
  • Icing
  • Large marshmallows
  • Miniature Oreos
  • Regular Oreos with filling scraped out
  • Miniature M&M's
  • Orange Tic-Tacs
  • Decorating gels in black and brown
  • Additional decorating gel in any color (for scarf)
  • White decorating icing

Gather your icing and cookie decorating supplies.

Mix the icing. You want the icing to be thin enough to spread on a cookie, but not so thin that it doesn't stick to the cookie. This will hold the marshmallow in place.

Spoon icing onto cooled cookies.

Microwave marshmallow on a microwaveable plate for 5 seconds. It's easiest to do this one marshmallow at a time.

Place marshmallow towards the back of the cookie.

While marshmallow is still warm, using a skewer or toothpick, poke a hole for the nose.

Place a tiny bit of frosting on one end of an orange Tic-Tac. Insert the Tic-Tac into the hole for the nose.

Let the marshmallow cool, then do the eyes and mouth with black decorating gel.

Dab a bit of white decorating icing on top of the marshmallow.

Place large Oreo half on top of marshmallow.

Put a bit more icing on top of the Oreo.

Top with a mini Oreo.

Use decorating gel to draw a scarf.

Add a dab of icing and place miniature M&M's on top for buttons. If your melting snowman icing is still damp, it will hold the M&M's fine without the extra dab of icing.

Draw branches using tinted icing or brown decorating gel.

Our original oops...

The finished product after the second try.

Test Kitchen Tips

  • In our microwave, the marshmallow was the perfect consistency after 5 seconds. It should be still standing but kind of gooey on the bottom. Play with it and determine what works best with your microwave.

  • Definitely let the marshmallow cool before piping on the eyes and mouth. In our oops, we didn't wait long enough and it started to drip.

Test Kitchen Review: A Pinterest Pass!

It's not overly hard to put these cookies together. With a little help, beginner bakers will have fun putting these together. Once the cookies are baked, older children could definitely do this project on their own. The best part about this cookie is that it's supposed to look like a melted snowman... so don't worry about things not being perfect!

Pat Duran - Jun 2, 2017
Many of our members have this recipe posted--each has a different idea..check them out
Kim Biegacki - Mar 6, 2017
Those are adorable!
Teresa G - Dec 10, 2016
So cute! Good job. :-)
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