Chocolate and peanut butter melted snowman cookies topped with white chocolate and peanut butter cup. Not only are these fun to make but they’re also really delicious!

melted snowman cookies

These melted snowman cookies are by far the most fun cookies to make! The cookie recipe is a straightforward chocolate and peanut butter drop cookie recipe. There are no special tools or rolling pins involved.  Making them a fun and easy cookie recipe to try with the kids!

The cookie is soft with delicious chocolate and peanut butter flavor. Topped with melted white chocolate and decorated with peanut butter cups, mini chocolate chips, and sprinkles.

How to Make Melted Snowman Cookies

These melting snowmen cookies do not require any special ingredients or tools. The cookies can be baked up to 3-4 days in advance and decorated later.

Ingredients You Will Need

You will need the following ingredients to make melted snowman cookies:

  • butter
  • creamy peanut butter
  • cane sugar
  • brown sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • egg
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • cocoa powder
  • all-purpose flour
  • white chocolate
  • coconut oil
  • mini peanut butter cups
  • mini chocolate chips
  • sprinkles “jimmies”
ingredients for melted snowman cookies

In a large bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on high speed. Add both types of sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined.

cookie batter in a bowl

Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Then on low speed, beat in cocoa powder and flour.

cookie dough in a bowl

Shape the Cookies and Bake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

With a rubber spatula, scrape down the bowl, forming the dough into one ball. Then divide it into two equal balls.

chocolate dough on a board

With hands, roll out the first ball into a 13-inch log. Cut into 10 even slices. Shape each slice into a ball and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet. Repeat with the second dough ball.

sliced cookie dough

Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and lightly flatten the tops of the cookies with a non-stick spatula. Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes. Cool completely before decorating.

baked melted snowman cookies on a baking sheet

Decorate the Cookies

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Stir in coconut oil.

melted white chocolate in a bowl

Make the Santa hats with miniature peanut butter cups by slicing the cup in half vertically and then slicing the tops off.

peanut butter cups on a board
peanut butter cup hats

Spoon a little melted chocolate over the cooled cookie, add the peanut butter cup hats, mini chocolate chips for the eyes, and sprinkles for the nose. (Note: orange, red, or brown sprinkles look the best for the nose. I used green sprinkles in step-by-step photos as I ran out of sprinkles!)

decorated cookie on a sheet

Variations

This Christmas cookie recipe is easy to alter to make it exactly how you like. Here are some options to get you started.

  • Use chocolate chips instead of cocoa powder. You can easily melt the chips in a double boiler or in the microwave.  
  • Make Olaf melting snowmen with an orange sprinkle for the carrot nose and royal icing in a piping bag to make the stick arms.  
  • Use a large, halved marshmallow for the head of the melted snowman, and use black gel icing to make snowman faces.  
  • Use mini M&Ms or miniature chocolate chips for the buttons down the front of the cookies.  
  • Add a splash of almond extract to the cookie batter for a more intense flavor.

Recipe Tips

These tips and tricks will help you make the best melting snowman cookies!

  • Gently microwave the white chocolate and stir in between heating, and then spread the melted chocolate over the top of the cookies.  
  • Cut the peanut butter cups into hats while the cookies are cooling to save time.
  • You can buy pre-packaged snowman-themed sprinkles from Wilton at some grocery stores or online.
  • Allow the cream cheese, eggs, and butter to come to room temperature before mixing them into the batter.
  • Use your favorite creamy peanut butter for the cookies. If using natural peanut butter make sure to stir the peanut before using it to incorporate the oil on top.

Storing Tips

Refrigerate: Store any leftover Christmas cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to five days.

Freeze: These are great cookies to freeze and save for the holiday season. You can freeze the cookies before or after adding the chocolate to the top. It’s easiest to freeze them without the decorations, though. You can add the sprinkles, miniature peanut butter cups, and any other decorations after you pull them out of the freezer.

Allow them to thaw for a few hours on the counter, then add the festive tidbits to the top of each cookie.

melted snowman cookies recipe

FAQs

Do I need to refrigerate the dough before baking these melted snowmen cookies? 

No, there’s no need to refrigerate the dough first. You can bake them right away!   

How long do snowmen cookies need to cool before icing them? 

They need to be completely cool to the touch – at least one hour. This is so the chocolate doesn’t melt and make a mess.

What flavor are melted snowman cookies? 

These cookies are a delicious combination of chocolate and peanut butter. However, you can make any kind of cookie you like and make them into these fun cookies. 

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Melted Snowman Cookies

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Chocolate and peanut butter melted snowman cookies topped with white chocolate and peanut butter cup. Not only are these fun to make but they’re also really delicious!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 810 oz. good-quality white chocolate
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • Miniature peanut butter cups, unwrapped, halved vertically, and tops sliced off (see photos)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Orange, red, or brown sprinkles “jimmies”

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and peanut butter with a handheld mixer on high speed. Add cane sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat until combined. On low speed, beat in cocoa powder and flour.
  3. Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula. Divide the dough into two balls. With hands, roll out the first ball into a 13-inch log. Cut into 10 even slices. Shape each slice into a ball and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet. Repeat with the second dough half.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and lightly flatten the tops of the cookies with a non-stick spatula. Place back in the oven and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack. 
  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the white chocolate until completely melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in coconut oil.
  6. Spoon some of the melted chocolate over the cooled cookie to resemble melting snow, add peanut butter cups to resemble a hat, mini chocolate chips for the eyes, and sprinkles for the nose. Allow the chocolate to set at room temperature. Store in a covered container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 243
  • Sugar: 19.4 g
  • Sodium: 149.6 mg
  • Fat: 13.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.6 g
  • Protein: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.1 mg

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