Thursday, February 10, 2011

Melty cookies for a melty day

Once upon a time we'd get 2-3 inches of snow here in NE Texas and be tickled pink.  Some years you don't get anything at all.

Yesterday, as our THIRD snowfall of the year (following a 9-incher last year, and a 4 and a 6 earlier this year), we got 2-3 inches and from most people I heard one of two reactions:

"No! Not snow a-GAIN!"


"This is IT? What happened to the 4-8 inches they predicted for us!?"

We fell into the latter group.  While we are just as much ready for spring (or at least the spring-like weather that usually makes up Texas winters) as the next person, we're still loving the fun and novelty of the seeing the world blanketed white.  

Even so, the boys didn't go out even once to play in the white stuff yesterday, and by the time they bundled up and went out today there was as much grass showing as there was snow.

To soften the blow of the short-lived fun, we celebrated the melting snow with melting snowman cookies!

I didn't get my idea from any one particular place.  These cookies are all over the web, easily accessible by any search.

Start with any sugar cookie dough.  I like the kind that you don't have to refrigerate!
Pat golf-ball sized hunks into irregular circles and bake.

Frost with white frosting when cool.  I microwaved the canned stuff and dolloped it on with a spoon.  The boys used the back of a spoon to spread theirs.  I just picked up a cookie and tilted it every direction until it was smooth and mostly covered.  One can was plenty for around 18 fairly big cookies.

Spray a plate with cooking spray and place 6 - 8 big marshmallows on the plate. Microwave 15-20 seconds, just until the marshmallows begin to puff up.  Mine mostly only puffed at the bottom, which worked out fine.  The one I waited for the whole thing to puff wasn't so great.

Quickly and gently press a marshmallow (smooshy side down) onto each frosted cookie.  I think it is helpful to tip the marshmallows up just a little bit so you can see their faces better later.

When the marhsmallow is cool and the white frosting semi-hard, add faces, arms, scarves, etc. with squeezy frosting.

Eat 'em up. 

And share with your brother.
Or in our case, your brother and your local librarians. :)


Lisa said...

Your local librarians thank you! :)

Cindy said...

Cookies! Very cute too.

Jennifer said...

Those are absoutely the cutest!!

Kristin said...

HAHAHA, Oh, I LOVE these! So much so that I must use lots of ALL CAPS!