Florida Melting Snowman Cookies

Saturday, December 10, 2022
These are easy delicious Florida Melting Snowman Cookies perfect for the holiday cookie tray in warmer climates.

Our whimsical cookie is so simple using homemade sugar cookies, store-bought brands, or your favorite cookie mix.

With just a few decorating ingredients like canned frosting and candy-coated chocolates along with decorating sequin candies, this snowman will be the talk of your holiday cookie tray.

The cookies will need some large marshmallows cut in half for the snowman head and the rest is easy peasy to put together.

We just love the creative ideas the kids get for decorating and each one is unique in how they turn out and so much fun to do as a family project.

The cookie can be any kind we just stuck with a sugar cookie base for the color and size to be uniform.

For a festive Christmas cookie just frost and decorate them and if your making them from scratch you can even tint the dough if you prefer a pretty color.

The cookies are a great conversation piece at any party for sure.

If you love easy fun cookies try our Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies or Reindeer Cupcakes.

Scroll down to the recipe card and don't forget to read my tips and suggestions that have some creative ideas for building your melted Florida snowman.

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Step By Step Florida Melting Snowman

  1. make the sugar cookies or buy them
  2. cut the large marshmallows in half then decorate with eyes, nose, mouth
  3. spoon the melted frosting on the top of the cookies
  4. add the marshmallow head on the top then the buttons underneath
  5. decorate with arms and let dry

Ingredients You Will Need (scroll down for exact measurements)

  • sugar cookies our recipe or use your favorite package or store-bought kind
  • marshmallows (large size)
  • decorating candy sequins
  • vanilla frosting canned or make your own
  • candy-coated chocolate pieces (IE m&m's)
  • Optional:
  • shaved chocolate, sliced tootsie rolls for arms, piping tube with a pastry bag, orange-tinted frosting for carrot nose instead of candy sequins, chocolate frosting for buttons instead of candy-coated chocolates

Tips and Suggestions

  1. tint the sugar cookie dough for a festive color for the holiday
  2. add a mini Reese's cup for a hat
  3. make the face forward on the cookies
  4. it's easy to assemble if you cut the marshmallows in half then decorate first and then add to the cookie
  5. use a pastry bag and writing tips instead of candy for the eyes if your creative
  6. use slices tootsie rolls, shaved chocolate bars for hands if you prefer

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It's a Florida Snowman Christmas Cookies

Of course, living in Florida we don't get to see snow and we always have a warmer Christmas than the folks up North so we love to make these cookies for the kids and it's so much fun.

Easy ingredients and all snowmen look different and personalized by the family fun cookie day together creating their snowmen.

These cookies are really delicious no matter if you've baked them or in a hurry get your favorite bakery style so make it memorable.

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Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Melted Florida Snowmanr Cookies

Melted Florida Snowmanr Cookies

A delicious sugar cookie turned into a Florida Melted Snowman
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 22 Min


  • 12 sugar cookies my recipe or your favorite store-bought is fine also
  • vanilla store-bought frosting microwave 10 seconds to make soupy
  • 6 marshmallows, cut in half
  • Decorative Candy Sequins or use tinted frosting for eyes, nose and mouth
  • Optional orange-tinted frosting
  • candy coated colorful chocolate IE M&M
  • chocolate frosting for the arms or used shaved chocolate
  • Other options: use chocolate frosting for arms in the melted snow or sliced tootsie rolls
  • Sugar Cookie Recipe:
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Make the sugar cookie recipe and cool completely.
  2. Note: or use store-bought and proceed with just decorating.
  3. Melt the vanilla canned frosting for 10 seconds in the microwave.
  4. Add melted frosting with a toothpick to add the candy sequins to the eyes, nose, and mouth in the cut half of the marshmallow for his face.
  5. Note: you can also pipe all the eyes, nose, and mouth with tinted frosting and pastry tip.
  6. With a small spoon pour the thin flowing icing on the cookie in the center allowing it to flow off the cookie.
  7. Add the marshmallow cut in half with his decorated face towards the top leaving room for the buttons made of candy.
  8. Place the candy-coated buttons down in the center middle of the cookie (as shown in the photo) on the side of the cut marshmallow, not the top.
  9. Use shaved chocolate for arms or pipe them on with chocolate frosting with a pastry bag and tube.
  10. Sugar Cookie Baking Directions:
  11. Use an electric mixer to cream together the sugar shortening and butter until fluffy.
  12. Add, egg, milk, and vanilla, and blend together evenly.
  13. Stir in the flour, and baking powder and blend together evenly.
  14. Refrigerate for 3 hours covered.
  15. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  16. Cut cookies to desired shapes.
  17. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  18. Tip: for a perfectly shaped form, freeze the cookie sheet with cookies for 20 minutes before baking this will hold their shape perfectly.
  19. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until just begins to brown.
  20. Cool, remove from the cookie sheet, and enjoy!

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2022.

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