Snowman Cookies {Sugar Cookie Recipe}

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Utah is known for snow. Lots and lots of snow. But not this winter. I’m not gonna lie, I am NOT complaining. I am not a fan of snow. Like at all. OK, I pretty much hate it. My boys on the other hand, are totally missing the snow around here. They love sledding in the back yard. My youngest son-no joke-loves shoveling snow. And they like building snowmen. This year there isn’t a snowflake in sight. So we decided to make our own snowmen.

Snowmen cookies that is!! Aren’t they the cutest? We just whipped up a batch of sugar cookies and some buttercream frosting, then decorated them with candy. My kids had a blast decorating them, even the older two. 🙂  I’ll take this version of snowmen any day! You can use any sugar cookie recipe, but I’m including our favorite. It’s the recipe I grew up with, and I’ve never found one I like better. Go grab your kids and make some cookies!!snowman-sugar cookie-recipe

Sugar Cookies
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Buttercream Frosting
1/4 cup soft butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
dash of salt
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/4 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbsp milk (enough to make a spreadable frosting)
Beat all ingredients till smooth, adding enough milk to get the consistency you want.

Additional ingredients:
Mini chocolate chips
Red Hots
Candy corns

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and flavorings and beat. Stir in dry ingredients. Chill for about 20 minutes. Roll into balls (mine were about 1 1/4″). Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a cup dipped in flour. Bake at 375° for about 8-10 minutes. Cool and frost with white frosting. Decorate faces as desired.
-Makes about 2 dozen 3” cookies.


  1. These are so yummy!

  2. Mine taste like flour 🙁

    • Dang, I’m sorry to hear that. I wonder if maybe too much flour stuck to the bottom of your cup when you flattened them. You could try using sugar on the bottom instead. Hope that helps!

  3. Those are so cute! My kids would love them!

  4. These look yummy, thanks for posting your recipes. I can’t wait to make these with my kids.

  5. Karen Weight says:

    Yum! They look so good and your recipe sounds great! Thanks for sharing:)

  6. Those cookies look so cute. What a great family time activity. The best part you get to eat your creation. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. Lolly Jane says:

    OOOOH yum! I want one of these RIGHT.NOW!! (:

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