I recently saw a recipe for extra large gingerbread people that were the cutest things! While I plan on making them for the gingerbread party we are having next week with my family I thought it would be fun to do a twist on this idea and make jumbo snowman.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE JUMBO SNOWMAN COOKIES
sugar cookie recipe
candies for decorating (jellybeans, chocolate candies, yogurt pretzels, licorice sticks, etc.
HOW TO MAKE JUMBO SNOWMAN COOKIES
Make sugar cookie dough according to the recipe. Roll out on a floured surface. Draw the outline of a snowman on a piece of paper to use as your template. Place the piece of paper directly on rolled out cookie dough. Using a knife cut around the template.
Gently place the snowman cutouts on a cookie tray covered with parchment paper. I was able to fit two on each tray. You will be able to make about 12 jumbo snowmen. Bake for specified time and temperature. Let cool completely.
Cream together 1 stick softened butter, 1 3/4 C powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
Set up a table of individual dishes of frosting, bowls of candies and one snowman cookie for each person.
Little hands kept nibbling!
Show children how to use the frosting as the “glue” to stick the candies on the snowman cookies.
It was fascinating to observe how each of my children approached this project. I was smiling to see the personalities, strengths and stages of development shine through their snowman cookies.
My sweet tooth, Lu, piled on as many candies as she could get her hands on. She knows how quickly treat food can be gobbled up in our home.