What could be cooler and more fun than snowman cookies.

A set of snowman cookies made with matryoshka nesting doll cookie cutters, that's what.

Made up in a set these cookies make fun gifts for teachers or friends and are great for kids cookie decorating parties.

And once you have picked up a set of nesting doll cookie cutters the best thing is that you can use them to make all kinds of cool cookies like the penguins and Santa shown in the picture. Or I guess even nesting doll cookies, y'know the possibilities are endless.

But let's start here with these easy snowman cookies that don't require super hero decorating powers. With just a few simple steps you can turn a plain cookie into every ones favorite icy pal.

Oh and if you have trouble picking up a set of the matryoshka cookie cutters, don't worry you can just use a plain 'ole snowman cookie cutter, follow the same steps and the finished cookie will be just as awesome.

Equipment and Ingredients

Cookie dough (if you don't have a recipe I have one included at step 1)
Large wooden rolling pin
White ready roll fondant ^
gel food color in light blue and orange^ (You can replace the blue with any color you like)
black edible pen^
sharp knife
brush and water
Matryoshka/ Nesting doll cookie cutter #

^ Ready Roll Fondant (or pettince fondant), gel food color and edible pens can be found at large hobby stores (like Michaels or Hobby Lobby in the US or Spotlight in Australia), online cake decorating stores or Ebay.

# Nesting doll cookie cutter sets can be found at specialty online decorating cookie or cake store and Ebay. They are sometimes called Matryoshka, Russian Doll or Babushka cookie cutters. The usually come in a set of 3 or 5.

Step 1: Make and bake the cookies

Make up a batch of cookie dough using your favorite recipe suitable for cut out cookies and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes or until firm. If you don't have your own, don't worry I have shared my recipe below :)

Line a couple of baking trays with parchment paper.

Lightly dust a workbench with all purpose flour and using a large wooden rolling pin, roll out the dough* until desired thickness, generally no thicker than around 1/4" (1/2 cm).

*Tip - you don't need to roll out all the cookie dough at once. Cut a piece off around the size of your fist, it will be easier to work with and roll out evenly.

Cut out cookies using the matryoshka cookie cutter and place the unbaked cookies onto the prepared trays.

Pop the trays into the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes. This step helps the cookies to not spread (get too much bigger) while baking.

Bake in an oven which has been preheated to 325 F (160 C) until golden, around 12 - 15 minutes. Carefully remove to a cooling rack.

Vanilla Sugar cut out recipe:

1 stick  (4 ounces) unsalted butter (114 grams) softened to room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
1 extra large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups plus 1 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour (plain flour) sifted
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Using a mixer cream butter and sugar.

Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix until dough comes together.

Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

Mmm! Sound tasty and look very cute!
Thanks :)
Adorable, you make the cutest cookies!
Why thank you, I do love cookies :)
Love them! Good luck in the contest. These are adorable, simply adorable!
Thanks so much :)
Looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!! :-)

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