These Snowman Cookies are rich chocolate cookies with a hidden peppermint patty inside and decorated to look like melted snowmen!
The Best Winter Cookies
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 with a Twizzler scarf.
Key Ingredients You’ll Need
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: You can use these to stuff the cookies for a 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
Step 1. Set the oven to 350 degrees. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet. Add the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar into a large bowl and combine until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and combine again. Put the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt into the mixture and combine until a dough forms. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill. Portion the mixture into 6 balls. Form each dough ball around the peppermint patties and arrange them on a baking sheet.
Step 2. Place the cookies into the oven for 10-12 minutes to bake. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before placing them on a cooling rack to cool thoroughly. Place the white chocolate into a heat-safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 30-second increments until smooth and melted. Dip the marshmallow bottoms into the melted chocolate and place them on top of the cookies. Spoon the melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows to coat them completely and add enough to make a puddle shape at the bottom of each cookie.
Step 3. Once the chocolate has hardened, begin to decorate. Wrap one of the Twizzler peels around the marshmallows for scarves. Cut the orange gumdrops into triangles to make the nose and make two eyes using the frosting. Make a line of frosting on top of the marshmallows. Cut off the flat base of 6 red gum drops and 6 green ones. Stick the flat part of the cut ends of the gumdrops and stick them to the snowman head to make the earmuffs. Serve and enjoy!
How To Store Snowman Cookies?
Place the leftover cookies in an airtight container for the best storage method. You can keep these cookies at room temperature for up to 5 days. I recommend keeping them stored in a single layer to keep them from getting ruined or stuck together.
Tips & Tricks
- These cookies are delicious with peppermint patties, but you can switch them out with peanut butter cup.
- 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.
- You can us rainbow sour strips or fruit roll ups for the scarves.
More Snowman Recipes:
- ½ cup butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 & ¼ cup flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 6 peppermint patties
- 6 marshmallows
- 1 lb. white almond bark
- gum drops Orange
- Twizzler pull and peels
- dum drops Red and green
- Black frosting
- 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.