These Snowman Cookies Might Be the Best Thing About Winter

snowman face cookies

So you wanna build a snowman?! Awesome, so do we. Except instead of snow, we’re gonna use fondant. Let’s get rolling ….

Pro Tip: Though this how-to isn’t difficult, we also have a simpler, fondant-free and kid-friendly version.

Snowman Cookies

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Round sugar cookies, baked and cooled (use our recipe)
  • Fondant in orange, white, and blue (buy it or make your own)
  • Light pink edible blossom dust
  • Black sugar pearls
  • Edible glue
  • Sanding sugar
  • Apricot jam
  • Black edible paint
  • Food-safe paintbrushes
  • Circle cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Blade tool
  • Small ball tool
  • Instructions

    1. Start With the Snow

    cutting out fondant snow

    Roll out your white fondant to a thickness of around 4mm, then cut a series of circles with the same cutter you used for your cookies. These are the beginnings of your snowman’s face!

    cutting out fondant snowman face

    Then, use your circle cookie cutter to cut away around 1/3 of the white circle. This creates a free section for your snowman’s cute winter hat. (The larger and lower part of the white fondant circle is going to end up being your snowman’s face.)

    2. Cut Out Your Hats

    Repeat step 1 with your blue fondant, this time keeping the smaller section to use for your hats.

    3. Layer Up the Cookies

    fondant snowman cookie base

    Take a food-safe paintbrush and some apricot jam and lightly brush the surface of the cookie. Arrange your fondant pieces on top, pressing down lightly.

    4. “Knit” Your Hat

    scoring texture on fondant hat

    With a blade or vein tool, add a little texture to your fondant winter hat. We gently scoured curved lines working up from the base to the top.

    5. Put a Pom Pom on It

    white fondant balls

    To make the textured pompoms on your snowman’s hat, roll up a small ball of white fondant and cover it with edible glue.

    snowman hat cookies

    Roll that in sanding sugar and attach to the top of your cookie with some more edible glue.

    6. Put a Face on It

    snowman cookie eyes

    Indent two eye sockets using a small ball tool before inserting a black edible sugar pearl into each with a dab of edible glue.

    fondant carrot noses

    For the carrot nose, mold orange fondant into conical or triangular shapes.

    snowman cookies

    Attach with edible glue and lightly texture the surface using your blade tool.

    smiling snowman cookie

    Take a thin food-safe paintbrush and with some black edible paint, carefully paint in your snowman’s mouth. We varied ours with smiles and a shocked open mouth.

    surprised snowman cookie

    With a fluffy food-safe paintbrush and your edible blossom dust, gently add in some rosy cheeks.

    finished snowman fondant cookie

    So cute, we might melt!

    Photos by Juniper Cakery

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