Snowman Christmas cookies

I’ve been making these cute little guys for a few years now since seeing them on an Instagram post. I shared these on my own Instagram and was requested the recipe a few times so am sharing below! The ones I make are vegetarian and the marshmallows are vegan. I get my marshmallows in a local health food shop, but you could also get them from a supermarket or just switch them for normal ones. To colour on the faces I just use icing sugar in those little piping pens you can get in most supermarkets.


  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk (plus water to bind)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 330g plain flour

Extras for decorations

  • icing (ready rolled for ease)
  • sugar icing to make into paste for glue
  • piping colours from shop (or make your own!)
  • icing sugar for dusting like snow
  • most importantly marshmallows (I use these)

I mix everything together in my Kitchen-aid mixer (from recipe so butter, sugar, vanilla, egg yolk, baking powder and flour). You can also mix with a wooden spoon and by hand till it’s all combined. I tend to only use an egg yolk in my mixture as I saw in a cook book once it’s better for sugar cookies, but you could use the whole egg instead.

Shape with a cutter and transfer to baking tray with parchment under, bake until golden at around 180 degrees.

The dough can be kept frozen in the freezer and defrosted if you want to make in advance (do not bake before freezing).

Once cooled and ready go, simply cut out the same shame you used for the base and with some icing glue stick to the cookie. Cut the marshmallow if it needs it to fit and stick with icing glue to cookie and decorate.

I would LOVE to see your creations, so make sure to tag me on Instagram / TikTok if you end up making these!

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