Gooey, sweet and delicious, it’s hard to resist these White Chocolate Melting Marshmallow Snowman Cookies. Packed full of white chocolate chips with hidden marshmallow centre that melts in the middle for the most satisfying cookie pull.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
SEASONAL SMORES | Marshmallow centred cookies have become something of a seasonal tradition over here at My Kitchen Drawer. The delicious cookies are so versatile and easy to adapt into any theme and we just can’t resist that gooey marshmallow pull. Find all our other flavour variations here.
FESTIVE AND FUN | The melted snowman decoration isn’t just festive, it’s also really fun and easy to create with just a few ingredients. You can also be extra creative and use whatever decorations you like. If you can’t find pretzel sticks, use candy canes or chocolate fingers. Christmas baking is all about unleashing creativity, plus we all use different things to decorate a snowman and this applies to edible ones too.
MAKE AHEAD | Cookies are perfect make ahead bakes as they can be rolled and frozen until they’re ready to be baked and decorated. This is a great idea if you’re planning a party or want make these as gifts.
GIFT IDEA: You could gift the cookies in a cellophane bag and wrap up the decoration ingredients separately so people can make their own melted snowman cookies.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Before you head to kitchen to whip up a batch of these Melting Marshmallow Snowman Cookies check the list below to make sure you have everything you need.
FOR THE COOKIES
- Caster Sugar
- Soft Brown Sugar
- Unsalted Butter
- Large Egg
- Vanilla Extract
- Plain Flour
- Self Raising Flour
- White Chocolate
FOR THE DECORATIONS
All the decorations below are what I used to make these cookies. However, as baking is all about unleashing you own creativity and having fun, you can use whatever you wish to decorate your snowmen. For example;
FOR THE HAT | Instead of a Reese Buttercup, you could use a Mini Munchie Bite or a Chocolate Button.
FOR THE ARMS | To replace Pretzel Sticks you could try candy canes or chocolate match sticks
FOR THE FACE | If you don’t have sprinkles then use melted chocolate or icing pens for the eyes, carrot nose and buttons.
- Melted White Chocolate
- Large Marshmallows
- Reese Buttercup minis
- Pretzel sticks
ALTERNATIVE FLAVOUR VARIATIONS
We use White Chocolate in this recipe to keep close to the snowman theme but it pairs really well with lots of different flavours so if you want to jazz up this recipe with some additional ingredients without compromising on the appearance and theme, then see below some suggestions that you could try.
Coconut | For a festive tropical twist try adding 100g of desiccated coconut in with the flour
Lemon | Lemon pairs wonderfully with white chocolate so why no add a fresh zest of lemon to the sugar and mix this through for a fruity delicious alternative.
Peanut Butter | Go nutty and pair the white chocolate with peanut butter by adding a x of smooth peanut butter and creaming it together with the butter and sugar.
SHOP THIS RECIPE
OTHER CHRISTMAS BAKES TO TRY
Melting Snowman Marshmallow Cookies
- 150 g butter
- 125 g caster sugar
- 125 g soft brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 150 g plain flour
- 150 g self-raising flour
- 300 g white chocolate chips
- 24 large white marshmallows
- 12 Reese Buttercup Mini
- 12 Pretzel Sticks
- Black and Orange sprinkles or icing pens
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and two sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy, then add the egg and vanilla extract and combine.
- In another bowl, combine the two flours, then add half to the butter and sugar mixture and mix it through. Add the remaining flour and combine it all together, then add 200g of the white chocolate chips and fold them all through with a wooden spoon.
- Using an ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop balls of the dough on the lined baking trays, leaving enough space around each for them to expand when cooking.
- To get the marshmallow centres, create a cavity with your thumb in the centre of each cookie dough ball and place the large white marshmallow into it. Fold the cookie dough over the marshmallow and reshape the dough into a ball.
- Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until just golden brown then remove from the oven and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Melt the remaining 100g white chocolate then add a teaspoon on top of the cookies and spread it out a little so it looks like a puddle
- For the snowman head, add a a large marshmallow to the back of the cookie then top with more white chocolate to coat it.
- For the arms, snap a pretzel stick in half then lay the pieces on top of the melted chocolate puddle in front of the snowman head
- Finish by adding the eyes, carrot and buttons using the sprinkles or icing pens. Allow the chocolate to set a little before serving.