It has been snowing for 29 hours straight so I think that makes it a perfect day to make some Melting Snowman Cookies! Granted, the weather isn't helping the snowman to melt but one can always wish, right?
I followed the tutorial found here: http://www.trulycustomcakery.com/tutorials/25.html .
You can use any sugar cookie recipe (heck, you could even use store-bought, unfrosted sugar cookies!) but I am a true fan of my my mom's recipe .
Instead of rolling and using cookie cutters to form the cookies, just take small balls of dough and flatten them out a bit and place them on the cookie sheet. It doesn't matter if they are perfectly round since you want them to look like a melting blob anyway.
Bake the cookies and allow to cool.
Once your cookies are baked, prepare the marshmallows by spraying a plate with cooking spray and setting about 7-8 marshmallows on it, spaced evenly. Do not cook them yet, just have them on standby.
Now you can mix up some icing. I just mixed about a cup or so of powdered sugar with some flavoring (either vanilla or almond; I used almond today because it's just what I grabbed) and a little bit of milk. Add your liquids slowly-- the amount will vary, so I'm not even going to give an actual measurement. You want to just add it until the icing is thin but not drippy. When you spread it on the cookie, you want it to flow a little bit and not be too thick. It's okay if it starts to ooze towards the edge of the cookie a little, but you don't want it to be so thin that all of it oozes and you end up seeing the yellowness of the cookie through the frosting. Use your judgement; but remember, you can always add liquid but you can't take it away! If it's too thin, add a little bit more powdered sugar. If it's too thick, add a little bit more milk.
Now comes the fun part.
Once you have about 7-8 cookies frosted, set the plate of marshmallows in the microwave and cook on high for 15 seconds. WATCH THEM. You want them to puff up but not cook or explode.
Grease your fingertips as well, and immediately place a marshmallow on top of each frosted cookie. It's okay if they get denty and bumpy from your fingers since you want them to look like they are losing their shape anyway.
Follow these directions until you have all of the cookies with snowman heads on them.
Tint any remaining icing the colors of your choice, and decorate your melting snowman.