Melted Snowman Cookies
Jen is passionate about crafting and cooking, and can often be found in the kitchen teaching the boys (aged 10 and 9) to make pizza dough, or homemade gifts for family and friends. When not up to her eyes in flour or paint, she can be found writing about living a creative family life at Mum in the Mad House.
Melting Snowmen Biscuits
I am passionate about cooking with kids. I feel that it teaches children so many lifelong skills and is also super fun! These melting snowman biscuits are exciting to make and are as simple as placing all the ingredients in one bowl and stirring, plus as you are using Flora Buttery there’s no waiting for the butter to come to room temperature!
Fortunately we live close to a farm and this is a great time of year to get your wellies on, button up your coats and go exploring in the great outdoors!
Melting Snowmen cookies are perfect for making with kids and even more so for making in a classroom or with a cub or brownie pack. We used Flora’s cinnamon and raisin biscuits as the cookie for our snowman to melt on to.
Cooking brings so many learning opportunities for children including basic maths. With older children you can get them to add the ingredients together or even convert them from oz. to grams. Weighing and measuring ingredients is great for fine motor skills and encourages children to look carefully at scales and compare the amounts on them to the recipe. Digital scales are perfect for younger children as they can compare the numbers. This recipe is great for demonstrating how different amounts of substances (Flora, sugar, golden syrup) can look different, but still weigh the same. Science – cookery is just really a wonderful science and is a great way of discussing concept of changing materials how liquid cake mix becomes a solid through baking.
Reading – reading a recipe is great for learning about comprehension and also ensures that children read all the way through so as not to make mistakes. For younger children it also helps introduce new words.
For the cookies
- 75g (3oz) Flora Buttery
- 55 g (2oz) caster sugar
- 100 g (3½oz) soft brown sugar
- 1 egg Medium
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 100 g (3½oz) raisins, chopped
- 175 g (6oz) self-raising flour
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon and
- 0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
For the melted snowman
- White marshmallows
- Black edible icing pen
- Orange pre-made tube icing
- 200g fondant icing sugar
- Mini chocolate beans
- Make your cookies as per the recipe
- Place teaspoons of the mixture on baking sheets or a tray previously brushed with Flora. Bake on the middle shelf of a preheated hot oven 190°C, 170°C fan, gas mark 5 for 8–10 minutes. Cool on a wire tray.
- Now for the decoration! Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add cold water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture is runny, but thick enough to coat a spoon.
- Draw your snowmen features on to the marshmallows using the black edible icing pen and the orange pre-made tube icing.
- Spoon your icing onto each cookie and attach your marshmallow..
- Add the mini chocolate beans for the snowman’s buttons.