Featuring a rich, chocolate cookie with a peppermint patty inside, these Snowman Cookies are a fun winter treat. The snowmen are created from marshmallows and white chocolate, with gum drop earmuffs and Twizzler scarves. How fun!
Easy Snowman Cookies
These adorable snowman cookies are guaranteed to be the talk of your holiday gathering! Or just a fun, special treat for kids to enjoy. No matter when or how you serve them, they’re guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face!
These cookies are stuffed with peppermint for a minty and delicious flavor. You have an adorable snowman on top of the cookies made with marshmallows and coated in white chocolate almond bark. These even have cute little gumdrop earmuffs and a Twizzler scarf!
Why You’ll Love These Snowman Sugar Cookies
Here are a few reasons to love this cookie recipe.
- Fun and festive. These cookies are so fun! They’re perfect for the holidays, of course, but the snowman theme is perfect to enjoy all winter long.
- Kid-approved. Kids LOVE these cookies! Not just eating them but also helping to decorate them. Making these with the kids and letting them decorate the cookies would be a great snow day activity!
- Rich, chocolate flavor. The base of these snowman cookies is a rich chocolate cookie with a hidden surprise – a peppermint patty in the center!
Here’s an overview of what you’ll need for these snowman cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card below for measurements.
- Sugars: You will need brown sugar along with white sugar to add sweetness and a rich flavor to the cookies.
- Flour: Use all-purpose flour combined with baking soda to allow the cookies to rise in the oven.
- Cocoa Powder: Use unsweetened cocoa powder for this recipe. I like to use the Hersheys brand for the best quality.
- Peppermint Patties: These are stuffed into the cookies for a burst of minty flavor.
- Snowman: You will need marshmallows with white almond bark for coating. You can use orange gumdrops, Twizzlers pull and peels, red and green gumdrops, and black frosting to dress the snowman.
How To Make Snowman Cookies
Here’s an overview of how to make these snowman cookies. See the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Prepare the dough. Combine the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla then stir in the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt until a dough forms. Chill the dough.
- Form the balls. Form the mixture into 6 dough balls then form each dough ball around a peppermint patty.
- Bake. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to the cooling rack.
- Add the snowman. Melt the white chocolate in 30-second intervals until smooth. Dip the bottom of each marshmallow into the chocolate then place on the cook. Spoon the melted chocolate over each marshmallow to cover it and to create a puddle at the bottom. Allow the almond bark to set.
- Decorate. Decorate your snowman by wrapping a peel from the Twizzler around each marshmallow like a scarf, cut an orange gumdrop into a tiny triangle for the nose, and add black frosting for the eyes. Cut the bottoms of the gum drops then place one on each side of the snowman’s head for earmuffs. Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
Here are a few tips to help you make these snowman cookies.
- Use a different filling. These cookies are delicious with peppermint patties, but you can switch them out with peanut butter cup. You could also omit the filling entirely.
- Use a paint brush and frosting or food coloring to make the eyes. You can also use orange frosting or food coloring for the noses.
- Have fun with the decorating! You can use rainbow sour strips or fruit roll ups for the scarves or add any other fun decoration you want to the snowmen. They don’t all have to be the same!
Store your snowman cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Keep them stored in a single layer to prevent ruining the snowmen decoration.
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- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
- In a large bowl beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Next mix in the egg and vanilla extract until combined.
- Next mix in the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt and mix until a dough forms.
- Chill for 30 minutes.
- Separate the dough into 6 balls.
- Place a peppermint patty in the middle of each ball and form the dough around the patty covering it completely roll back into a ball and place them on the baking sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack.
- Cool the cookies completely.
- When ready to dip melt the white almond bark in 30-second intervals in the microwave until smooth and melted.
- Dip the bottom of each marshmallow into the almond bark and place one on each cookie.
- Spoon the almond bark over each marshmallow to cover it and around the bottom to create a puddle shape.
- Repeat with each cookie.
- Once the almond bark has set on the cookies you can decorate them.
- I take one of the peels from the Twizzlers and wrap it around each one like a scarf.
- I cut the orange gumdrops into a tiny triangle for the carrot nose.
- Using the black frosting dot on 2 eyes.
- Use the frosting to create a line across the top of each marshmallow.
- Cut the flat bottom off of 6 red gum drops and 6 green gum drops.
- Place the flat part of the gum drop you cut off on one side of the snowman’s head and one on the other to create earmuffs.