Melted snowmen cookies
Makes about 20 cookies
Basic cookie dough:
- 1/3 cup (80g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cup (200g) plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup (150g) pure icing sugar
- licorice strips
- red cachous
- icing pens
- small coloured sweets
Step 1. To make the dough; Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and line two trays with baking paper. Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. Fold in the vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into a dough, shape this into a disc, then wrap in plastic and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Roll out and cut into circles (using a cookie cutter or the base of a glass tumbler). Transfer these to a baking tray and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
Step 2. Let cool completely. Slice up a few licorice strips into thin strips for arms, legs, scarves, etc. Tiny dots for eyes or triangles for bow ties.
Step 3. Make up a basic white icing (just add a tiny bit of boiling water to pure icing sugar and stir, then add more water until you reach the desired consistency – should be fairly thick). Decorate the marshmallows with eyes, noses, mouths, etc. You can use an icing pen here, or just use the white icing as glue for the cachous.
Step 4. Decorate the cookies; spoon on a little white icing and spread over the surface of your cookie, then press the marshmallow down in the middle and decorate at will!
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