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Cream Cheese Snowman Cookies

Cut-out cookies are a favorite during the holiday season. They are traditionally made with regular sugar cookie dough, which creates a thin and crispy cookie, but what if you prefer thick and soft cookies? These cream cheese snowman cookies are the perfect solution! They are simple to make and adorable when decorated with candies and chocolate morsels.
Overhead view of snowman cookies

Cut-out cookies are a favorite during the holiday season. They are traditionally made with regular sugar cookie dough, which creates a thin and crispy cookie, but what if you prefer thick and soft cookies? These cream cheese snowman cookies are the perfect solution! They are simple to make and adorable when decorated with candies and chocolate morsels.

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WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR THE CREAM CHEESE SNOWMAN COOKIES?

  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Sweettart Ropes or Twizzlers
  • Chewy Spree candies or gumdrops
  • Chocolate morsels
  • Mini chocolate morsels
  • Orange Slice candy

Ingredients for cream cheese cookies

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HOW DO I MAKE THE SNOWMAN COOKIES?

There are several steps to preparing the snowman cookies, but don’t let that intimidate you because they are all fairly simple. The most important thing to keep in mind when making these cookies is that the dough needs to chill overnight or for at least 6 hours. This will allow it to firm up enough to be rolled out and cut into circles. Here is what you will need to do to make the cream cheese snowman cookies.

STEP 1: PREPARE THE WET INGREDIENTS

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese at medium speed until well-blended and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Beat again until smooth and creamy for about 5 additional minutes.

Wet ingredients for cookie dough.

STEP 2: PREPARE THE DRY INGREDIENTS AND COMBINE WITH WET INGREDIENTS

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, about ½ cup at a time and mix until combined. 

STEP 3: SHAPE DOUGH AND REFRIGERATE

Shape the dough into a rectangle and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Cutting out cookies

When ready to bake, preheat the oven 375 degrees. Prepare two or three (depending on size of cookies) large rimmed, baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out the cookie dough to ½ inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or just until the edges are set and the cookies are puffed. Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheets. Decorate as desired.

Decorations for snowman cookies.

STEP 5: PREPARE THE EASY ROYAL ICING

Using a store bought container of white icing, spoon all of the icing into a medium-sized microwave safe bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well. Repeat in 15 second increments if needed until icing has thinned out. Allow the icing to cool slightly before frosting the cookies.

Pro Tip: For piping a line around a cookie, leave the icing slightly thick so it pours from the spoon in steady drops. For an icing thin enough to coat the cookie, heat the icing until it is even and pourable.

Putting decorations on the snowman cookies.

Step 6: Decorate the Cookies

These adorable snowman cookies are fun and easy to decorate with candy and icing. Here is what you will need to do to create them.

  • Face: Spread the royal icing over the cookie to cover the entire cookie. This will be the base that the other decorations will stick too, so it is important to add the other decorations to the cookie while the icing is still wet.
  • Headbands: Cut sweettart ropes to make a headband and curve it around the top of the cookie. If you cannot find the sweettart ropes, Twizzlers licorice will work as well.
  • Earmuffs: Add the chewy Spree candies at the end of each side of the sweettart ropes. Gumdrops will also work for this step!
  • Eyes: Use chocolate morsel and place them with the pointed side down and flat side up on the cookie
  • Mouth: 5 Mini chocolate morsels placed with pointed side down on the cookie.
  • Nose: Cut the orange slice candiesinto wedges and add it for the nose.

2 plates of snowman cookies.

How do I store the cream cheese sugar cookies?

These delicious snowflake cookies can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for 3 to 5 days. They can be stored longer if placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last for up to 10 days with this storage method. 

Overhead view of snowman cookies

Overhead view of snowman cookies

Cream Cheese Snowman Cookies

Cut-out cookies are a favorite during the holiday season. They are traditionally made with regular sugar cookie dough, which creates a thin and crispy cookie, but what if you prefer thick and soft cookies? These cream cheese snowman cookies are the perfect solution! They are simple to make and adorable when decorated with candies and chocolate morsels.
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Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American, Christmas Cookies
Keyword: Cream Cheese Snowman Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 124kcal

Ingredients

To decorate the cookies:

  • Sweettart Ropes pictured or Twizzlers, for the head band
  • Chewy Spree candies chewy Lifesavers, or gumdrops, for the earmuffs
  • Chocolate morsels for the eyes
  • Mini chocolate morsels for the mouth
  • Orange Slice candy cut into wedges for the nose

Instructions

For the cookies:

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese at medium speed until well blended and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the egg, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Beat again until smooth and creamy, about 5 additional minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, about ½ cup at a time, stirring until mixed.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangle and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven 375 degrees. Prepare two or three large rimmed, baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the cookie dough to ½ inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters and transfer to the baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or just until the edges are set and the cookies are puffed.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheets. Decorate as desired.

To make easy royal icing from store bought:

  • Using a store bought container of white icing, spoon all of the icing into a medium-sized microwave safe bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well. Repeat in 15 second increments if needed until icing has thinned out.
  • Allow the icing to cool slightly before frosting the cookies.
  • For piping a line around a cookie, leave the icing slightly thick so it pours from the spoon in steady plops. For an icing loose enough to flood the cookie, heat the icing until it is even and pourable.

To decorate:

  • Face: Spread the royal icing over the cookie to cover the entire cookie. This will be the base that the other decorations will stick too, so it is important to add the other decorations to the cookie while the icing is still wet
  • Headbands: Cut sweettart ropes to make a headband and curve it around the top of the cookie. If you cannot find the sweettart ropes, Twizzlers licorice will work as well.
  • Earmuffs: Add the chewy Spree candies at the end of each side of the sweettart ropes. Gumdrops will also work for this step!
  • Eyes: Use chocolate morsel and place them with the pointed side down and flat side up on the cookie
  • Mouth: 5 Mini chocolate morsels placed with pointed side down on the cookie.
  • Nose: Cut the orange slice candies into wedges and add it for the nose.

Nutrition

Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe Rating




Agc Industries

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

Amazing!! Love it, will have to try.