Melted snowman biscuits
Time: 30 minutes + 10 minutes baking + 15 minutes decorating
Serves: 12 biscuits
175g (¾ cups) butter
175g (1 ½ cups)plain flour
50g (½ cup) icing sugar
50g (½ cup) cornflour
1 cup Icing sugar
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I’ve seen versions of these melted snowman biscuits and thought they looked like fun, just the sort of thing the kids would enjoy making, and I was right. They’re easy to do which makes them all the more satisfying – simply make a plain biscuit and add some icing and marshmallows. If you’re looking for an easy recipe for a kid’s Christmas party or school fair, these are perfect.
Preheat your oven to 180C/170C fan, and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Mix all the ingredients together
Get your little ones to measure out the flour (175g), corn flour (50g), icing sugar (50g) and butter (175g) and pop it all in a large mixing bowl. If your butter isn’t soft enough it can be hard to mix so we normally pop ours in the microwave for a few seconds before chopping it up and adding it to our bowl.
Using your hands mix everything together until it forms crumbs then bring it together into a nice ball of dough.
Make the biscuits
Lightly flour your work surface and roll the dough out until it’s about ¼ inch or just over 1/2 cm thick. To stop the dough sticking to the rolling pin you can either sprinkles some more flour on it or simply put a sheet of baking paper over the top.
Using a round cookie cutter cut out 12 biscuits and place them on a lined baking tray. We used a 7/8mm cutter. Use a bigger/smaller one to get more/fewer biscuits.
Bake the biscuits
Pop the baking trays in the oven for around 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them and remove them from the oven before they turn golden brown. Leave to cool.
Decorate your melted snowman biscuits
Mix the icing sugar together with a tablespoon or so of water in a small bowl. Mix it together so it forms a slightly runny icing – you don’t want it too thin or it will run.
Pop a few tablespoons of the icing into a small freezer bag, seal it and cut a tiny hole in one corner. F you want you can add a few more drops to the icing left in your bowl to make it easier to spread on the biscuits.
To make our snowman, the kids and I all did a different job – I piped the outline of the melted snow around the biscuit, Hannah used a spoon to spread icing into the middle of the outline to fill it in. Lewis then added the marshmallow ‘melted snowman’ and the kids added chocolate drops for the buttons. I added some chocolate sprinkles and a red sprinkle with icing for the snowman’s eyes and nose.
You could also use small icing writers in red and black and if you want, draw some arms or add a chocolate button for a hat.