Ready to sprinkle some winter magic into your kitchen? Then let’s create some sweet memories this holiday season with this Snowman Sugar Cookie recipe! ⛄ 


For your dough:

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar


For your icing:

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 ½ cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk



Sugar Cookie Dough

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2. In a large bowl, mix together all of your ingredients starting with your dry ingredients first. Then add your wet ingredients. You can mix your dough using a wooden spoon or hand mixer.

3. For your snowman cookies, roll out your dough on a flour-dusted silicon baking mat and then use a snowman shaped cookie cutter. Make sure your dough is around a half an inch thick. Place your snowmen on your baking tray.

4. Using a round cookie cutter, roll out your dough to the same thickness and make your snowball shaped cookies.

5. Finally, we are going to make our sugar dusted cookies. Have a small bowl filled with white granulated sugar. Using the rest of your dough, make small balls of dough with your hands and dip them in the granulated sugar. Place your cookies on your baking tray. You may need more than one tray to bake all your cookies at once.

6. Bake your cookies for 10 to 15 minutes.

Icing and Decorations

1.Once your cookies are cool, you can start making your icing. In a medium sized bowl and using your hand mixer, blend together your margarine, vanilla extract, and milk. Gradually add your powdered sugar until your icing is stiff enough to pipe. Adjust your powdered sugar and milk accordingly if your icing is not stiff enough to spread and pipe effectively.

2. Using a butter knife, coat the tops of your snowman and round cookies with your icing. Leave the hats of your snowmen without icing at this time.

3. Prepare a small bowl of granulated sugar or white sanding sugar. Dip your iced cookies in the sugar to create a snow like effect. Put your cookies aside.

4. Using the remainder of your icing, separate your icing into three separate containers. Dye the first batch black, the second batch orange, and the third batch blue. Follow the instructions for dying your icing on your food dye container. These colors will be used to decorate your snowmen.

5. Using a piping bag, fill your bag with the black icing first. Pipe your snowmen’s’ hats with the black icing.

6. Prepare a second piping bag to pipe on your carrot-like noses for your snowmen using the orange icing.

7. Finally, pipe on your blue eyes and buttons onto your snowmen.