Are you ready for my go-to dessert for Christmas and holiday potlucks? This handsome snowman has been making my life easy since 2009. Make it any way that you please, but I prefer this Peppermint Sugar Cookie Snowman as a winter treat!
Of course the star of the show is this Wilton snowman cookie pan. I purchased it at Walmart several years ago (and maybe they still have it seasonally?), but I have also seen them on eBay and Etsy. The pan is seriously worth seeking out because it makes such a quick dessert. Kids adore cookies, and I haven’t met one yet that can resist a snowman. For those with minimal decorating skills like myself, a snowman is easy to embellish. The little guy is also great for letting the kids to decorate.
Start with your favorite sugar cookie recipe. You can use a pre-made, store-bought sugar cookie dough for this, but if you want to make it peppermint, you’ll need to make a dough from scratch. Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making a dough from scratch. It’s easier than it sounds. This Sugar Cookie recipe from Alton Brown is a favorite of mine. I recommend that recipe as a great beginner sugar cookie dough recipe. For this snowman, I half the recipe and add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract for a Peppermint Sugar Cookie.
Preheat the oven to 375. Once the dough has chilled in the refrigerator for two hours, press the dough evenly into a greased snowman pan. Bake the snowman for ten minutes, or until the edges are starting to turn golden brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE! Do not wait for the entire snowman to turn golden brown or the cookie will be overdone. The edges should be golden brown but the entire cookie should not be the same color.
Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for five minutes. Place another pan over the snowman and invert the snowman. The bottom of the snowman is facing up. Now take another pan (the one that you want the snowman on permanently) and place it over the snowman. Invert again so that the snowman is now facing up on the serving platter.
Decorate as desired. I go simple with just white icing and a few candies.
In a Blink Timeline: 15 minutes prep, 2 hours dough in refrigerator, 10 minutes bake, 15 minutes decorating
Let the Kids Help: Let the kids decorate the snowman.
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