DIY Marshmallow Snowman: Hot Chocolate and Cookies Recipe
Everyone in my family loves marshmallows. This year we are sweetening the pre-Christmas season with a marshmallow snowman. I have 2 recipes for hot chocolate and delicious cookies!
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How to Make a Marshmallow Snowman?
A cute snowman taking a bath in hot chocolate. My children love to prepare and garnish this sugary drink with me. This makes the pre-Christmas season even more fun. The necessary ingredients are:
- 3 marshmallows
- 2 pretzel sticks, halved and another pretzel stick
- 1 marzipan carrot
- Chocolate pencil
- Use the chocolate pencil to draw the face and “buttons” and attach the marzipan carrots. Use the long salt stick to pierce the three marshmallows through the middle to make the body of the snowman. Attach the other four shorter pretzel sticks as arms and legs. Done!
Serve with hot chocolate
Hot chocolate recipe:
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1 oz/25 g dark chocolate shavings
- Pinch of vanilla sugar or 1/4 vanilla pod, grated
- 1 tsp whipped cream
- Pour milk, cocoa powder, brown sugar, vanilla sugar and chocolate shavings into a medium-sized saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir two or three times and then remove from heat.
- Pour the chocolate into a cup and garnish with the whipped cream.
Edible Decorations for More Christmas Cheer
The cute snowmen are a perfect addition to other edible Christmas decorations. The snowmen can be packed airtight and stored in a dry place at room temperature. They should be consumed within a week.
By the way, you can make other characters from marshmallows – for example Rudolf, the reindeer or Santa Claus.
“Melted” Marshmallow Snowmen: Recipe for Delicious Cookies
The first snowman cookies are probably my children’s favorite winter cookies. I also think they are super cute and often arrange them with other edible decorations on the dining table. I like to serve them with afternoon coffee or tea.
- 13,2 oz/375g flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 oz/225 g butter, softened
- 7 oz/200g sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- 1 tsp milk
For the decoration:
- 12 marshmallows, halved diagonally
- Sugar stick (orange and black)
- 8,5 oz/240 g powdered sugar
- 8 oz/225 g butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Marzipan carrots for the nose
- Pour the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl, mix and set aside.
- Mix the butter and sugar in another bowl, beat the egg until stiff and pour in the milk. Mix the whole thing with vanilla sugar in a mixer until smooth. Then gradually add the flour mixture, stirring constantly. Wrap the finished dough in cling film and put it in the fridge for an hour.
- Towards the end of the cooling time, line two baking trays with baking paper and preheat the oven to 320F/160 C. Flour the work surface and roll out the dough as thick as a finger. Cut out the cookies and place them on the baking sheets. Freeze for 10 minutes so the cookies hold their shape while baking.
- In the meantime, prepare the icing in a large bowl. To do this, simply mix butter with powdered sugar, then add the almond extract, salt and mix the sugar mixture until smooth. Draw a face on the marshmallows and put a nose on them.
- Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes until they turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and then pour the icing into a piping bag and spread it over the cookies. Immediately afterwards, place the marshmallows on top.