So cute, last year I sent these to all the children in the family instead of a christmas card. This batch are off to the School Fair to raise some money for the PTA.
Make up the cookie dough as per the instructions here Sugar Cookies and roll out slightly thicker this time to about 7mm thick and chill the sheets of dough.
You will also need:
1 x quantity Sugar Cookie Dough – recipe here
1 x pack of Wilton Lollipop Sticks
Ready to roll icing, white and gel food colours
Using circular cutters cut out the snowman cookies using a variety of sizes.
When you have them all cut out insert a lollipop stick through the dough about half way up the cookie.
Preheat the oven to 160c Fan/180c/Gas Mark 4.
Place on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper or Bake-O-Glide and chill again in the fridge for half an hour.
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes for the little snowmen and 12-15 for the large ones.
Remove from the oven when baked and light golden brown around the edges.
Allow to cool for five minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once all your snowmen are baked and completely cooled it’s time to get going with the roll out icing.
Roll out a sheet of white fondant, making sure you dust the work surface well with icing sugar to stop it sticking, using the cutters that you used for the cookies cut out the snowmen’s faces.
With a paintbrush brush the cookie with a small amount of water and place the white fondant on top, pressing down gently to get it to stick. Repeat with all the snowmen.
Next onto the bobble hats. Roll out any colour you like for the hats and cut out with the circle cutters again. Cut each circle into half.
Brush the back of the hat with the paintbrush dipped in water, remember you only need a tiny bit to dampen it. Place on the snowman’s face as a hat.
Cut a long thin strip to form the brim of the hat and cut to size.
Brush the back with water and stick in place. Create markings on the brim with the back of a knife.
Roll a small ball of fondant and stick in place as a bobble.
Take a small amount of fondant and colour it orange with gel colour paste, if you’re using the ready coloured packet of icing combine some of the red and some of the yellow to form orange.
Shape small pieces into carrot noses and using a little bit of water stick into place as a nose.
Finally you will need to roll a million tiny balls of black sugarpaste as pieces of coal for the eyes and the mouth.
Okay, not really a million but it does feel like it.
Stick them in place with a little dab of water from the paintbrush.
Allow to set overnight so the bits don’t fall off when they shouldn’t!
Super Cutie Snowman Cookie Lollies
Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire
Finalist on BBC2 The Great British Bake Off