Melted Snowman Cookies Recipe with Cake Mix!

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Make the cutest cookies this year! Melted Snowman Cookies made with marshmallows, white chocolate and a box of cake mix. Perfect for parties or cookie exchanges! For more fun recipes see my Christmas page.

Melted Snowman Cookies Recipe

When the weather outside is frightful, these melted snowman cookies are so delightful!

I don’t know about you, but I love snowmen. What’s not to love? They’re cute, they’re fun, and they remind me of winter days. So why not make them into a cookie!

You will be taking your holiday treats to the next level with this melted snowman cookies recipe. These festive cuties are perfect for any holiday gathering or winter party and with a little effort they’re fun to make!

The kids will love decorating their own cookies with chocolate chips, candy, and sprinkles!

But first…

Tips for this recipe>>

Can I use Cookie Dough Instead of Cake Mix?

Of course you can! Here’s some tips…

  • You can use any cookie as a base, even a store-bought pre-made cookie!
  • You can use different flavored cake mixes. Watch the box size though, with larger boxes, you will need to adjust the butter amounts.
  • You can use decorative icing for the eyes and nose.
  • You can use the some of the melted chocolate and add orange and black food coloring gel to make the eyes and nose.

MAKE AHEAD: Place leftovers in an airtight container and keep it on the counter for up to 2 weeks.

FREEZER: Place leftovers in an airtight container and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Melted Snowman Cookies

INGREDIENTS  

COOKIES

  • 1 15 oz box of vanilla cake mix, we used Betty Crocker
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature

TOPPINGS

  • 10 oz package of Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • 20 regular sized marshmallows
  • ⅛ cup tIny chocolate chips (for eyes and mouth) smallest ones available
  • orange long sprinkles for nose
  • 1 pack Twizzlers licorice, pull and peel kind pull apart to make the scarf
  • 20 pieces pretzel sticks, cut in half for arms
  • mini M&M’s for buttons

INSTRUCTIONS 

MAKE THE COOKIES

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
cake mix cookies
  • In the large mixing bowl for the stand mixer, add the vanilla cake mix, melted butter, and eggs and beat on low until blended.
  • Use a small cookie scoop (or spoon) to drop 1 ½ tablespoon sized balls onto the baking sheets. Be sure to space them a few inches apart to leave room for the cookies to spread.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookie tops are set and it reaches desired doneness.
  • As the cookies bake, start making the snowman heads.
  • Allow the cookies and pan to cool completely before decorating.

ADDING THE TOPPINGS

  • Melt 1-2 tablespoons of the white chocolate wafers in the microwave for 30 seconds and then 15 second intervals until is melted.
marshmallow snowman face
  • Use a toothpick or skewer to place small dots of the melted white chocolate for the eyes, nose, and mouth.Quickly add the tiny chocolate chips and orange sprinkles before the white chocolate dries. They are very small so you can use small kitchen tweezers if you have them otherwise carefully use your hands.
marshmallow snowman cookies
  • You can optionally add cute earmuffs to the snowman using Twizzlers licorice and M&M’s. You do have to hold the candy pieces in place until the chocolate fully dries so this step can take quite some time.
making melted snowman cookies
  • Once all the cookies have cooled, add about 1/2 of a tablespoon of melted chocolate and carefully cover the tops of each cookie. If some chocolate drips off the cookie, that is ok. We want the snowman to look as if it is melting.
  • Work in batches so that the chocolate does not dry before decorating.
  • Add the snowman head, pretzel arms, M&M buttons, and twizzler scarf to the cookie before the chocolate cools.
  • Let the chocolate set for 10-20 minutes or place them in the refrigerator to speed the process.
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Melted Snowman Cookies

Super cute winter/holiday cookies made with cake mix, marshmallows, sprinkles and chocolate chips! Fun cookie treat to make with the family!
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 1 15 oz box of vanilla cake mix We used Betty Crocker
  • cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature

Toppings

  • 10 oz package of Ghirardelli white chocolate melting wafers
  • 20 regular sized marshmallows
  • cup tIny chocolate chips (for eyes and mouth) smallest ones available
  • orange long sprinkles for nose
  • 1 pack Twizzlers licorice, pull and peel kind pull apart to make the scarf
  • 20 pieces pretzel sticks, cut in half for arms
  • mini M&M's for buttons

Instructions
 

Make the Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In the large mixing bowl for the the stand mixer, add the vanilla cake mix, melted butter, and eggs and beat on low until blended.
  • Use a small cookie scoop (or spoon) to drop 1 ½ tablespoon sized balls onto the baking sheets. Be sure to space them a few inches apart to leave room for the cookies to spread.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookie tops are set and it reaches desired doneness.
  • As the cookies bake, start making the snowman heads.
  • Allow the cookies and pan to cool completely before decorating.

Adding the Toppings

  • Melt 1-2 tablespoons of the white chocolate wafers in the microwave for 30 seconds and then 15 second intervals until is melted.
  • Use a toothpick or skewer to place small dots of the melted white chocolate for the eyes, nose, and mouth.
    Quickly add the tiny chocolate chips and orange sprinkles before the white chocolate dries. They are very small so you can use small kitchen tweezers if you have them otherwise carefully use your hands.
  • You can optionally add cute earmuffs to the snowman using Twizzlers licorice and M&M’s. You do have to hold the candy pieces in place until the chocolate fully dries so this step can take quite some time.
  • Once all the cookies have cooled, add about 1/2 of a tablespoon of melted chocolate and carefully cover the tops of each cookie. If some chocolate drips off the cookie, that is ok. We want the snowman to look as if it is melting.
  • Work in batches so that the chocolate does not dry before decorating.
  • Add the snowman head, pretzel arms, M&M buttons, and twizzler scarf to the cookie before the chocolate cools.
  • Let the chocolate set for 10-20 minutes or place them in the refrigerator to speed the process.

Notes

  • You can alternatively use decorative icing for the eyes and nose. It may save you some time than placing individual chocolate chips and sprinkles on. Or you can add orange and black food coloring to some white melting wafers and use that to decorate.
  • Use your own homemade cookie recipe or you can use any cookie base, even store bought, and just decorate the tops to be melting snowmen.
  • You can use any boxed cake mix flavor you like however if you use a bigger box you will need to adjust the amount of butter used in the recipe.
  • If you don’t have butter, use equal amounts of vegetable oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 50mgSugar: 13gCalcium: 33mgIron: 0.2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by a nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Values may vary depending on the brand of foods used.

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