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Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

Delight in winter magic with these charming circle-shaped snowman sugar cookies. Adorned with festive details, they’re a sweet treat for the season!

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies


Imagine cute snowman-shaped cookies with round shapes and decorated using colorful icing. These cookies bring a wintery feel with their snowy-white base.

They’re made even more charming with simple details like smiling faces, carrot noses, and coal eyes and buttons. The round shape of the cookies gives them a playful look, like neatly stacked snowballs.

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Snowman Sugar Cookies!

Making your own sugar cookies is easy!  You can even start with a sugar cookie mix base but today I’m sharing my grandma’s classic recipe that makes perfect, buttery sugar cookies every time.

Sugar cookie dough is super versatile and easy to make with only a handful of ingredients from the grocery store. You will need simple ingredients like butter, granulated sugar and all purpose flour.

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

The glossy royal icing not only makes them shiny but also lets you add fun touches like pattern and texture on their hats. These cookies are not just tasty but also a festive and fun treat, perfect for winter celebrations.

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

Be sure to set aside enough time to decorate the cookies, you may even want to spread it out over a few days.  When adding details it’s important to wait until the layer of flooded icing is completely dry otherwise the icing may crack and the colors will bleed.  

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

Before you get started make sure that you have everything that you need to make and decorate these cookies.  I found our cookie cutters and icing bottles at Michaels but you can also order them from Amazon below.

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Sugar cookie supplies:

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

This is my grandma’s classic sugar cookie recipe – time tested and delicious.  The only thing that I have changed over the years is swapped out shortening for butter.

Snowman cookie recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Tip: Pre-made sugar cookie dough can be used to create these cookies as well.  Simply add 1/4 cup of flour to the dough, combine well and roll as directed.  You could also use premade cookies and simply decorate them with your own royal icing.

Valentine Sugar Cookie Bar Process

Directions:

1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

sugar cookie process

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract.  Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

sugar cookie process

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour.  This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fehrenheit.

sugar cookie process

5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness on the floured surface.

6. Use cookie cutter to cut shapes from the dough.  Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

Circle sugar cookie cut out

7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

This recipe will make about 40 circle shaped cookies.

Easy Royal Icing Recipe Process

Use my Easy Royal Icing Recipe to make your own icing for these cookies! You will need orange, blue, black and white royal icing that has been tinted with food coloring.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups confectioners powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp meringue powder
  • 8-12 Tbsp room temperature water
  • 1 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Gel food coloring

Instructions:

1. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine sugar, cream of tartar and meringue powder. 

2. Add 8 tablespoons of water, the vanilla and beat for 1 minute on low. 

3. Continue to add water one tablespoon at a time until the icing slowly drizzles from the whisk when lifted.

4. Separate the icing into small mixing bowls and add gel food coloring to reach the desired color.

5. Mix well and pour into icing bottles.

I prefer to use icing bottles over a piping bag because I find them easier to handle.  

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

My royal icing tips:

  • If the icing is too hard, add more water one drop at a time.
  • If the icing is too soft, add more powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  • Icing can be stored at room temperature in a an airtight container for up to two weeks.
  • To use, mix the royal icing with a hand mixer so that it becomes smooth and shiny again.
  • Flood consistency is reached when a spoonful dropped onto a flat surface takes 10 – 15 seconds to become completely smooth.

These instructions will show you how to decorate easy melted snowman cookies like these ones.  You can really get creative though and have fun with the process!  There is no right or wrong way to decorate pretty holiday cookies.

How to decorate these cookies:

1. Create a snowman face by outlining the bottom 2/3 of the cookie and flooding it in white.

2. Out line the top 1/3 of the cookie with blue and flood with icing.

3. Before the blue dries, add two lines of white and use a toothpick to pull through them, creating a zig zag pattern on the hat.

4. Allow the base to dry (about 30 minutes).

5. Add a rim to the hat and a pom pom using blue icing, top with white sprinkles.

6. Allow the blue icing to dry (about 30 minutes).

7. Add snowman face details. An orange carrot nose and black coal eyes and mouth.

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

These adorable snowman cookies turned out to be simply darling!  Far easier to create than you would think, all you need is a little patience and practise. These easy holiday sugar cookies make a delicious treat!

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

Recipe notes:

Allow the icing to completely harden for at least four hours before packaging or storing the cookies.  You can cover them in plastic wrap or place them in a single layer between a piece of parchment paper.

These look amazing wrapped in cellophane or packed up in a cookie box.

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

Be sure to check out these 20+ snowman cookie decorating ideas for more inspiration and hours of fun!

Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

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Circle Shaped Snowman Sugar Cookies

Circle Shaped Snowman Cookies

Yield: 40
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes

Delight in winter magic with our charming circle-shaped snowman sugar cookies. Adorned with festive details, they're a sweet treat for the season!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine dry ingredients. Add butter, egg, milk and extract.  Mix on medium speed until a soft dough forms.

3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour.  This helps to prevent the dough from spreading when baked.

4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fehrenheit.

5. Dust your surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll the dough to 1/4" thickness on the floured surface.

6. Use cookie cutter to cut shapes from the dough.  Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheet.

7. Bake until the cookies are lightly brown around the edges, about 7 minutes.

8. Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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