December 20, 2011

No Bake Snowman Cookies

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Margaret's Morsels | No Bake Snowman Cookies

I love giving gifts from the kitchen.  For years, I made chocolate covered Ritz cracker and peanut butter cookies to give people at Christmas. This year, I wanted to make something different and made the snowman cookies pictured above.  So many people asked me how I made them, I decided it would make a good topic for "Margaret's Morsels."

Previously, I wrote about using Nutter Butter cookies to make ghost cookies.  The snowman cookies start the same way, but with a few additional items added to make them look like a snowman.  The additional items need to be added while the coating is still wet.  Since you need to work quickly, it's a good idea to line up the ingredients in an assembly line.

Start by coating the Nutter Butters with melted white almond bark.  If you're not sure how to do that, click here to read how it's done.


Margaret's Morsels | No Bake Snowman Cookies



Put the cookies on a piece of wax paper.  While the coating is still wet, add two mini chocolate chips for the eyes,


Margaret's Morsels | No Bake Snowman Cookies


an orange Tic Tac for the nose


Margaret's Morsels | No Bake Snowman Cookies



and two mini M&M's for the buttons.


Margaret's Morsels | No Bake Snowman Cookies

For aesthetic reasons, I turn the pointed side of the chocolate chips down. I also turn the M&M's over so the "m" doesn't show.

Let the cookies dry completely.  If there's excess coating on the edges, you can break it off or, if it's stubborn, scrape it off with the dull side of a table knife.  Store the cookies in an airtight container.

You may be wondering why the scarves aren't on the cookies yet.  The first time I made these, I put the scarves on as soon as the cookies were dry. The next morning, I discovered half the scarves broke overnight.  Since then, I add the scarves when I'm ready to give away or serve the cookies.

The scarves are made from thin string licorice.  The only brand I could find, Twizzlers Peel and Pull, separates into thin strands.


Margaret's Morsels | No Bake Snowman Cookies


Tie a strand around each snowman, trimming any excess licorice with a pair of kitchen shears.


Margaret's Morsels | No Bake Snowman Cookies


If you prefer, you can use tubes of decorator icing to pipe on the eyes, noses, buttons and scarves.  Make sure to let the coating dry completely before you decorate the cookies.

The nice thing about snowman cookies is they're not limited to Christmas. You can make them all winter long.  I doubt many people would complain if you did!


© Margaret's Morsels

2 comments:

  1. Your Snowman Cookies look amazing, just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks, Miz Helen! I appreciate the opportunity to share recipes. Have a good week!

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