I hate that I love Pinterest. With all the things we have to do in life, who needs another distraction? Really? But I do like it. I could browse for hours. And I have. My very favorite pin is one for melted snowman cookies. I pinned them thinking they were sooo cute, but knowing that with my track record, I’d probably never actually make them.
Well I did! I made some wonderful sugar cookies that I found using the original pinned instructions. These are the best sugar cookies I have ever made. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/michelles-soft-sugar-cookies/ Then I made two versions of royal icing, which I have Never made before. I settled on the kind made with meringue powder, because I didn’t want to risk using egg whites without cooking them.
I thought it would be easy to get some piping bags (to draw the designs on the snowmen) from the local cake decorating store and use those, but it turns out it was much much much easier to use plastic bags, cutting a tiny hole in the corner and squeezing out the icing.
The finished product is pictured above, and I made bunches, because once you have gone to the trouble of making the dough and the icing, you might as well go for it! So choose a Pinterest project today and go for it. These cookies will freeze (un decorated, I imagine) for 4 weeks, and the dough will freeze for 6 weeks. Make them now and decorate them later — the snow will soon be melting, time to melt some sugary snowmen.