Melting Snowmen Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Prep Time

30 x minutes + cooling

Serves

16 x Peoples

Winter spiced chocolate sugar cookies with a melting snowman on top! A sticky marshmallow forms the head with a melting pool of icing sugar glaze and chocolate faces, arms and hats. They are naturally vegan, easy and fun to make with little ones.

Ingredients

  • 80g vegan butter or margarine
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp plant-based milk
  • 200g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 40g Winter Warming Spiced Hot Chocolate
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 200g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 16-18 marshmallows
  • Sprinkles for eyes etc
  • 20g dark chocolate, melted

Method

1

1. Cream together the butter and sugar until soft and silky and then stir in the milk.

2. Pour in the flour, Winter Warmer Spiced Hot Chocolate powder, baking powder and a pinch of salt and stir to a thick dough. Roll into a ball, wrap tightly and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*C and line a work surface with parchment paper and a dusting of flour.

4. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment to abut ½ cm thick. Cut out circles or shapes and transfer to a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes until firm and crisping at the edges. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool fully.

5. Stir together the icing sugar and water to a thick paste and spread over the cookies in a melting design (or pipe it on for neater “puddles”). Allow the icing to set.

6. Top each cookie with a marshmallow snowman and then place some sprinkles on for buttons. Use the melted chocolate and a toothpick to add on faces and arms and top add some chocolate on top of the marshmallows for hats. Allow to set and dust with icing sugar.