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These Snowman Cookies Are the Cutest Way to Welcome Winter!

These snowman cookies might just be the cutest thing we have ever seen! Learn how to make them with this fun step-by-step tutorial — their cheery faces are sure to brighten up the longer, darker days ahead!

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How to make snowman cookies

Materials:

Stack of sugar cookies

Step 1:

Prepare your go-to cookie recipe and cut into circle shapes before baking and leaving to fully cool.

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Step 2:

Roll out your white fondant to a thickness of around 4mm before cutting a series of circles with the same cutter you used to stamp out your cookies. These are the beginnings of your snowman’s face.

Tip: We roll out our fondant pieces, then before cutting, transfer them onto grease-proof paper. This makes them so much easier to move around and even lift later keeping them in shape.

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Step 3:

Use your circle cookie cutter to then 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.

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Step 4:

Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the colored fondant. This time, keep the smaller fondant sections which you will then use to begin “dressing up” your snowman. 

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Step 5:

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

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Step 6:

With a blade tool (you can also use a veining tool), add a little texture to your fondant winter hat. We gently scoured curved lines working up from the base to the top.

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Step 7:

To make the textured pompoms on your snowman’s hat, roll a small ball of white fondant before covering it with edible glue. Roll the sticky fondant ball into sanding sugar and attach to the top of your cookie at the tip of the snowman’s hat with edible glue.

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Step 8:

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

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Step 9:

For the carrot nose, take some orange fondant and mold into conical or triangular shapes. Make sure there are free-from any cracks or scuffs.

Step 10:

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

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Step 11:

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.

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Step 12:

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

Tip: Always begin with a small amount of color first and build it up. It’s so much easier to add color than to remove it.

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You should now have some super cute cookies ready for winter! These would not only make perfect festive treats, but they’d also make adorable tree ornaments. To make these cookies into ornaments, all you need to do is cut a hole into the top of the cookie before baking and remember to cut a hole from the fondant hat when decorating.

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Master quick cookie decorating techniques!

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