Alma Nove’s Crystal Tempesta Bakes Sugar Cookie Snowmen for the Season

Alma Nove’s Crystal Tempesta Bakes Sugar Cookie Snowmen for the Season

This is such a cute recipe to make for a snow day or to bring to a holiday gathering. Crystal Tempesta of Alma Nove in Hingham shared her recipe for these Sugar Cookie Snowmen for Boston’s Virtual Cookie swap.

Sugar Cookie Snowmen

For the Cookies

  • 1 cup butter (Room Temperature)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 – 3 inch diameter round cookie cutter

Pre Heat Oven to 375 degrees

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and fluffy about 1 minute;
  2. Add sugar and mix until combined
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract
  4. In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder and give it a quick whisk by hand;
  5. Add dry mixture to butter mixture, Mix just until combined
  6. Sprinkle a cutting board lightly with flour so that the dough wont stick. Roll out dough to ¼ inch (Be careful to not have the cookie too thin or it will be too crispy and dark)
  7. Spray a sheet lan with cooking spray and bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. They will be done when they are set and have a slight golden edge.
  8. Cool completely on rack before decorating


For the Icing

  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tsp light corn syrup
  • 6 tsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment start mixing the powdered sugar
  2. Add the heavy cream, corn syrup and vanilla extract. You may need to add a little more heavy cream or powdered sugar. You are looking for a slightly thick consistency.
  1. Separate the icing into different bowls
  2. Add food coloring for the nose, arms, scarf etc.
  3. Put the different colored icing in pastry bags or just use zip top bags. Decorate the face on the marshmallow and let it dry.
  4. Spread the white icing over the top of the cookie with a kitchen knife. Place the decorated marshmallow face on the top part of the cookie. Then start decorating his little melted body with arms, legs a scarf get creative and have fun!          
  5. Spread Icing on top of sugar cookie Place the little marshmallow head on top and then start decorating.



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