Snowman Sugar Cookies With Frosting

Total Time
30 mins
10 mins

This recipe was found in Quick Cooking magazine. My 3 year old and I made them for Santa this year and from the crumbs left on the plate, I think he enjoyed them!

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  • 1 (18 ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 12 cup white shortening
  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for very white frosting, use clear vanilla extract)
  • 48 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 24 candy corn
  • 12 cup red-hot candies (or you can use mini chocolate chips for this as well)


  1. Cut cookie dough into 1/4 inch slices.
  2. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  4. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, cream shortening and butter.
  6. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar.
  7. Beat in milk and vanilla until smooth.
  8. Spread over cookies.
  9. Decorate with chocolate chips, candy corn and red hots.
Most Helpful

4 5

DD and I made these on a snow day from school. We used dried blueberries for the eyes and mouth, which looked more like lumps of coal than chocolate chips. Being a chocolate lover I would have prefered the mini chips but didn't have any on hand, and they turned out super cute!

5 5

delicious and soooo easy to make! we had a blast decorating these also -- thanks!

5 5

What a fun idea! My 3 & 7 year old sons loved decorating these.