Holiday Snowmen Cookies


These super easy Christmas cookies start with packaged sugar cookie dough. Top with homemade frosting, and decorate with miniature semisweet chocolate pieces.

Holiday Snowmen Cookies
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
15 cookies


  • 1 18 ounce roll refrigerated sugar or chocolate chip cookie dough

  • 1 recipe Royal Icing

  • Miniature semisweet chocolate pieces, miniature candy-coated milk chocolate pieces, and/or gumdrops


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut cookie dough into 15 equal pieces. Divide each dough piece into three balls: one about 1 inch in diameter, one 3/4 inch in diameter, and one 1/2 inch in diameter. On an ungreased large cookie sheet, arrange each set of balls into a snowman shape, placing balls 1/4 inch apart and snowmen at least 3 inches apart.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

  3. Spread Royal Icing on cooled cookies. Decorate as desired with chocolate pieces and/or candies.


Layer unfrosted cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 1 day or freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw cookies, if frozen. Frost cookies as directed in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
8g Fat
52g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 2g
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 68mg 1%
Folate, total 20.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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