They might have big heads, but these snowmen sweeties are far from bigheaded!
They’re quite humble, in fact.
First off, props to the lovely LilaLoa for enlightening me and the rest of the cookie world about the inherent cuteness of large-headed creatures. Her big head duck cookies are a perfect example of this and are majorly adorable!
Applying the principle of big-headed cuteness, I designed these cookies with large winter hats and wide cheerful faces.
My regular snowman cutter wasn’t going to offer the right shape, though it’s the perfect shape for Christmas Elf Girls. Instead, I sifted through my stash to see what I could hack together.
I quickly came to a number 8 cutter that I purchased following The Bearfoot Baker’s sage advice. With a vertical flip and the addition of a party hat cutter, my big-headed snowman was coming together.
On to royal icing and other supplies:
- 20 second icing, Americolor Leaf Green
- Piping icing, Americolor Leaf Green
- 20 second icing, Americolor Sky Blue
- 20 second icing, Americolor Bright White
- White nonpareils
- Piping icing, Americolor Orange
- Pink petal dust
- Black sugar pearls or black piping icing
Start by filling the hat with green icing and the snowman’s coat with blue icing. Let set about 20 minutes.
After the icing has fully dried about 8 to 12 hours, pipe on a carrot nose with orange icing.
Alternatively, make carrot royal icing transfers on wax paper, allow to dry and then “glue” on with white icing. I used the latter method as I had extra orange icing a couple weeks ago and anticipated snowmen cookies coming down the way.
Pipe on the string of the hat and a bow in green.
Fill the top and bottom “fur” of the hat with white icing and immediately cover in white nonpareils. I love doing this in a coffee filter to keep the sprinkle mess to a minimum. Bridget of Bake at 350 gave us that fantastic trick a while back. Thanks Bridget!
Our snowman has rosy cheeks from the cold winter winds, so add a little pink petal dust to his cheeks with a q-tip.
I just love rosy cheeks on cookies!
And there ya go!
Easy peasy big-headed snowman cookies!
To make these snowmen cookies, I used a number 8 cutter from a local bake shop and a party hat from Wilton’s 4-piece Party set.