5 from 3 votes
snowflake filled snowman cookies arranged on a blue watercolor background with snowflake sprinkles scattered in between the cookies
Snowflake Filled Snowman Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
1 hr 12 mins
 
Three layer snowman cookie with clear candy belly allows the candy snowflakes to show through.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Christmas
Keyword: pinata cookies, snowman cookies
Servings: 14
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
Ingredients
Cookie Dough-
  • 4 - 4 1/4 cups all purpose flour; I start with 4 cups, then add more if needed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened slightly
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond or peppermint extract
Candy Window, Snowflakes and Decorations-
  • 15-20 clear mint candies; I used Arcor candies, crushed to a fine powder
  • 1 bag Wilton Bright White Candy Melts
  • 14 orange candy coated sunflower seeds
  • 70 black sugar pearls
  • 1 jar Wilton Snowflake Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Stir in eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.
  5. Add dry ingredients and stir just until it's mixed in.
  6. Roll out dough to 3/16 of an inch. Cut 28 snowman cookies.
  7. Cut circles out of 14 of those cookies.
  8. Roll remaining dough out to 1/16th of an inch thickness.
  9. Cut out 14 more snowmen.
  10. Freeze cookies for 30 minutes until firm.
  11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  12. Set chilled cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  13. Bake the whole cookies and 14 of the cookies with holes for 11-14 minutes until set.
  14. Bake the remaining trays of 14 cookies with holes for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove and spoon in the crushed candy filling the hole 3/4's full.
  16. Return to oven and melt for about 3 minutes.
  17. Allow all cookies to cool completely.
  18. Decorate the candy belly cookies using white candy melts, sunflower seeds, and black sugar pearls.
  19. Freeze for a few minutes until the candy melts harden.
  20. Attach one cookie with a hole to a whole cookies using candy melts.
  21. Fill the hole with candy sprinkles.
  22. Attach a decorated snowman cookie on top using candy melts.
  23. Let dry.
  24. Repeat.