I must say that Pinterest has inspired me to do many things I could never think of. For instance, this time around, I came across these adorable Christmas cookies – Melted Snowmen, so cute! It was posted on the Crazy Domestic blog, hers turned out really good! She credits another blogger for the inspiration: “To see the originalMelted Snowman Cookie, and meet the inventor herself, go check out Meaghan (great name) @ The Decorated Cookie!” Thank you Ladies!
I wanted to try making the melted snowman cookies for our 2nd grade class.
Mine certainly did not come out as cute, but 2nd graders are forgiving! They gobbled em’ up and loved them. I had made enough that we were able to share with the Kindergarten class that our middle son is in. Smiles all around!
For the frosting I used this recipe from allrecipes.com. It is not pure white like the pre-made stuff but it is good!
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening (I used butter crisco)
- 5 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- food coloring
- In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners’ sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.