If you didn’t get enough with the Homemade Iced Christmas Cookies presents and are left wanting more – I suggest you gather your ingredients and make these Snowman Face Iced Sugar Cookies (PDF recipe).
These cookies are pretty straight forward using a simple round cookie cutter – you can get one anywhere. In a pinch you can probably use something you have hanging around your kitchen as long as it’s round!
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
I like this set of cutters because you can use them for biscuits and other pastries as well and they have handles which makes them easier to handle.
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Black, orange & blue gel food coloring
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 4 eggs at one time. Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
- Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed)
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
- If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Take out 4 TBSP of icing and add several drops of black gel food coloring. Mix well to blend the color.
- Take out 2 TBSP of icing and add several drops of orange gel food coloring. Mix to blend the color.
- Divide the remaining icing in half. The first half stays white.
- The second half of the icing add several drops of blue gel food coloring. Mix well to blend the color throughout the icing.
- Spoon each color of icing into individual (4) frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
- Following the outline off of the picture of the cookies provided.
- Outline the bottom half of the body of each of the cookies in white. Allow the outlining to dry for 30 seconds before filling in the cookies in with the white thinner icing. *Allow the filling also to dry for about 30 seconds. The thinner icing is the majority of the icing in the pastry bag squeezed into a bowl. Add 1-3 TBSP of water, stir to mix. This icing should be thin but not like soup. If it has the soup look add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and stir it in to mix it.
- Using a butter knife spread the thinner icing to make the snowman’s face white. Allow to dry.
- Outline the hat of each of the cookies in blue. After allowing the outlining to dry for 30 seconds before filling in each hat in with the blue thinner icing.(The thinner icing is the majority of the icing in the pastry bag squeezed into a bowl. Add 1-3 TBSP of water, stir to mix. This icing should be thin but not like soup. If it has the soup look add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and stir it in to mix it.)
- Wait about 30 minutes before adding the final detail
- With the black icing in the bag make two eyes on the face and four dots for the smile.
- Using the orange icing to add a carrot nose between the black dot eyes and black dot smile.
- Add one white dot for the top of the snowman’s cap. Also add white thick icing dots to the edge of the cap the length of the cap and face.
- Allow the cookies to dry from 5-10 hours.
The cookies are ready! Will you be making them for yourself or to share with friends?