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Nov 9, 2020

Melting Snowman Cookies

 These melting snowman cookies are totally fun to make, and the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is so tasty. 

Welcome to Christmas Cookies Week. I received product from our prize sponsors. All opinions are my own. 

Melting Snowman Cookies

Everyone who tried these cookies all agreed that they were both adorable and delicious. Between the Peanut Butter Cup hat and the soft chocolate and peanut butter cookie base, these were a huge hit. 

Not to mention the candy melt melting snowmen with their sprinkle eyes and nose. 

Chocolate and peanut butter Melting Snowman Cookies

One of my favorite flavor combinations for dessert is peanut butter and chocolate, including these peanut butter and chocolate shortbread bars and these homemade copycat peanut butter cups. In fact, I had to give most of these cookies to my grandsons or I'd end up eating them all. 

How to decorate these cookies:

To create the melted snowman body, I used white candy melts. To melt them, you can microwave them in bursts or cook them in a double boiler over gentle heat. I actually have an older version of a candy melting pot that gently melts them at the right temperature. 

Once they are melted, just spoon them over the top of the cookie. One of the nice things about this recipe is that you don't have to be too exact because it's supposed to be uneven to look like a melting snowman. 

Once you've spooned some of the candy over a cookie, slice a sliver off the side of a miniature peanut butter cup and place it onto the top of the cookie (and you have my permission to eat the sliver to neaten things up).  

For carrot noses, I used tweezers to place an orange jimmie onto the candy. The jimmies were from a Halloween sprinkle mixture. For the eyes, I found some mini bats in the same mixture that I cut in half. If you can find round black or chocolate sprinkles that are just the right size, they would be even better. 

Chocolate and peanut butter Melting Snowman Cookies ingredients

I baked these cookies on a gorgeous new cookie sheet from one of our prize sponsors, Anolon. It's nonstick, and I love the silicone grips on the ends of the pan. 

Be sure to check out the prizes you can win at the end of this post. 

Chocolate peanut butter cookies on a pan

These cookies are delicious on their own. They are loaded with peanut butter, cocoa powder, and a little bit of vanilla, and they are soft and fluffy. 

The dough is super easy to put together, and the dough is easy to handle. I divided the dough into 20 pieces and formed the pieces into balls. To make them equal, I used a kitchen scale to weigh each piece. 

Chocolate and peanut butter Melting Snowman Cookies on a plate

If you're looking for a resource for Christmas Cookies, be sure to check out all of the recipes from everyone who is participating. We will be posting new recipes all week. 

On Wednesday, I'll be posting a recipe for sweet potato pecan cookies, and on Friday, I'll be posting a recipe for maple sugar cookies. They are both amazing. 

Monday Christmas Cookie Recipes

Chocolaty Melting Snowman Cookies

Melting Snowman Cookies

Melting Snowman Cookies
Yield: 20 cookies
Author: Karen Kerr
These melting snowman cookies are totally fun to make, and the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is so tasty.


  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 1/2 ounces (1 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 10 ounces vanilla-flavored white candy melts
  • 20 bite-sized peanut butter cups
  • Mini chocolate or black balls (for the eyes)
  • Orange jimmies


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the peanut butter and shortening for about 30 seconds. Add the sugars, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda and beat until combined.
  3. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and beat until combined. 
  4. Beat in the flour.
  5. Dived the dough into 20 pieces and form them into balls. Place the balls, 2 inches apart, on two ungreased baking sheets, 10 per sheet. 
  6. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes, and then transfer them to a wire rack. They will be very soft at first, but will firm up. 
  7. Melt the candy melts per the package directions and spoon the melted vanilla candy over the cookies to look like melted snow. Add the peanut butter cups on top. Add the jimmies with tweezers for the nose, and small black or chocolate candy balls for the eyes. Set aside for the candy melts to harden. 



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Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 100 Best Cookies, 2015. 

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  1. I have always wanted to make these! They are so cute and love that combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

    1. Thanks Lisa. Chocolate and peanut butter are so perfect together.

  2. I made these years and years ago and they have always been one of my favorites! I forgot about them though and can't wait to bring them back for my little guy this year!

  3. These are so cute and super fun!

  4. Oh my GOODNESS these are the CUTEST cookies ever!

  5. Where do I give this a 5 star. They are the cutest cookies ever!

  6. The Angel Face is going to be thrilled to help me make these. What a fun recipe.

  7. I think I'll be adding these adorable cookies to my gift tins this year.

  8. Soft and who wouldn't love a soft and fluffy snowman??? I know that I certainly would! Heck, I'll take two!

  9. I love the way he melting snow looks! So cute. I think peanut butter and chocolate was a great choice for the cookies!

  10. I love to make and eat snickerdoodles. It's by far my family's favorite too. If I don't make them I will hear about it, ha!

  11. I'm always looking for fun cookies to make with my niece and these are so adorable!

  12. These are so cute. I was expecting marshmallow snowmen though. Either way has to be a huge kid fave!

    1. Those are all over the interwebs. These are way better!

  13. These are the most adorable cookies. Love the chocolate peanut butter flavor combination too!

  14. How stinking cute are these?? And love the fudgy look to those cookies.


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