Melted Snowman Biscuits


It is that time of year and soon we will be bombarded with end of year parties, kindergarten get-togethers, endless parties and family gatherings. Are you always stuck with – “bring a platter or something to share?”

Here is a cute little idea that the kids will go bonkers over. I usually stay away from anything snowman related given we have a hot summer Christmas in Australia but I loved the idea of the melted snowman on cookies. This is not a new idea but I thought I would re-create it for those of you who haven’t seen it before.

I have used a standard biscuit base which I have used before in my Funny Face Biscuit Recipe for Be A Fun Mum but this time I have decreased the amount of sugar since the biscuits are covered in icing sugar. You can use any biscuit base you like including gingerbread, bran & oats or shortbread (homemade or store purchased).

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits


  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 ½ cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup Icing sugar (for decorating)
  • Marshmallows, mini m&m’s & icing pens (for decorating)

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. In a large bowl, add melted butter, sugar, eggs & vanilla & whisk until combined.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Stir in flour & baking powder until a soft dough forms. Tip out onto a bench and use your hands to bring it all together. If you are impatient, you can use the dough immediately or alternatively, you can wrap dough in plastic wrap & freeze for 30 mins. This will make the dough firm and a little easier to work with.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 200oC Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  1. Roll out dough onto a floured surface approx ½ cm thick. You want the biscuits to be fairly large since you want to give the illusion of a melted snowman on top. Cut circles using the rim of a glass (approx 9cm diameter). Don’t worry if your biscuits are not exactly perfect as you are going to cover the top of them anyway.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Place on baking trays & bake in preheated oven for 6 – 8 mins or until golden. Remove from oven & allow to cool completely.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits


  1. Using the icing pen, draw little faces on the marshmallows. I used black pen for the eyes and mouth and pink pen for the noses. You can use one pen for both if you like. For the nose, I slowly squeezed the icing out as I pulled the pen away from the marshmallow to give a 3D effect.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Mix 1 cup icing sugar with 3 tsp water. Stir until smooth. The consistency should be runny but thick enough to spread on the biscuit.   Spread on the biscuit to give a melted effect.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

  1. Place the marshmallow face into the icing. Add 3 buttons to each snowman. I used mini m&m’s but you can use whatever you have in the pantry. Set aisde for the icing to set.
  1. Once hard, I then used the black icing pen to draw on the arms. I skipped the snowman scarf as it was an extra step that I didn’t think was necessary and they look great just the way they were. Feel free to add a scarf to your snowmen if you like.

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman BiscuitsOnce set, let the kids at them!


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Amanda started on this journey when her 3rd child was born, and feeding a family of 5 became even more of a challenge with three children under 3 1/2 years of age! She started working on a list of recipes that were simple and affordable that she could make ahead of time so she wasn’t stuck in the kitchen at 5pm when the household duties kicked up a notch. Amanda’s goal is to create simple meals that anyone can cook and enjoy without spending hours in the kitchen. Her recipes are perfect for that busy weeknight dinner, snacks to fill the lunch boxes or for students learning to cook. It’s simple home cooking at its best to free up your time to enjoy the fun things in life — your kids! Check out her cookbooks at and her Simple Home Cook Facebook page here:

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  1. Polly says

    Love this idea. I was lost this year as to what I was going to do for my great great nieces at Christmas. I like to give them a goody bag filled with unusual things, I had done a few things for them but just needed something else. Then I saw this. GREAT. So going to make these for them, and I know they will have fun when they open the bags. They get excited in seeing what I have made for them.

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