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I know this is a little late for Christmas, but if the snow is falling (or you miss the snow) you and your kids will love making these cookies.

Now, I am not taking credit for coming up with this idea, as I have had them before, made by friends. But, I have not seen an Instructable on them, so I thought I would publish a how-to-do.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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I used basic sugar cookies for this Instructable, but you can use any cookie base you want. It's the decorations that make everything


1 cup shortening or butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk


Icing Pens
Assorted candies
Large marshmallows

Step 2: Mixing it up

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In large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix well.

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add alternately to shortening mixture with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.

Step 3: Just Chill.....

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Cover dough and chill in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. (If chilled overnight, let dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before rolling out.)

Step 4: ....And bake

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough using floured rolling pin to about 1/4" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters.

Or you can roll the dough into 1" balls, place on cookie sheets and flatten with the bottom of a water glass dipped in sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes until very light golden brown around edges. Let cool on cookie sheets for about a minute, then remove to wire rack to cool completely
Love the 3-D melting effect! I have not seen this melted version before. My son and I traditionally decorate the flat snowmen in demented Calvin and Hobbes style.
nm3323 years ago
They taste as good as they look
zoomum3 years ago
Your son must have been terrified. They look very yummy.
nm332 zoomum3 years ago
He was upset at first until he had a taste.
beetleman3 years ago
Very Calvin and Hobbs.
I have seen these before too, they are just so cute! I love your snowman helper!!! These are delicious looking cookies!
scooter76 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Cheers, the helper was disovered by my two year old son, then devoured like the cookies.