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  • Writer's pictureGFDF Recipes

Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies!

These melted snowman sugar cookies are lots of fun for the family to make! They are also a great gift idea for family, friends, neighbours, doctors offices and anyone else you are thinking of during the holidays.


1) Make gluten/dairy-free sugar cookies.

2) Prepare or buy pre-made vanilla and chocolate icing.

3) Once cookies have cooled spread vanilla icing, placing a large marshmallow near the back. Along with three button like circle sprinkles. (see picture)

4) Place a scoop of chocolate icing in a piping bag. Using a Wilton decorating tip #5 design two stick arms, eyes and a mouth. You can also use small ball sprinkles for the mouth if you wish, instead.

5) Place a couple drops of orange food dye (or yellow and red) into a small amount of vanilla icing. Add the orange icing to a piping bag and using Wilton #5 make a carrot nose, by slowly pulling the piping bag away and creating a point.


2 Dozen


1/2 cup vegan butter

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup white sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp gluten-free vanilla

3 cups gluten-free flour

(I used 1 cup of pancake mix and 2 white rice flour)

1 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder (unless in flour)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2) Blend butter, shortening and sugar in a bowl. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Then flour, xanthan gum, baking soda and powder.

3) Roll dough into 1 inch balls or use a cookie dough scoop. Do not flatten dough balls.

4) Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool.

Wait until cookies have cooled to room temperature before decorating.

Creamy Vanilla Icing


Makes 1 cup

2 tbsp vegan butter

2 tbsp vegetable shortening

2 tsp gluten-free vanilla

2 1/4 cup Icing sugar

2 tbsp canned coconut milk

1. Blend vegan butter and shortening until smooth and creamy.

2. Add vanilla, then slowly add icing sugar. Then add coconut milk.

3. Blend until icing is smooth and creamy.

Homemade Chocolate Icing

Makes about 1 cup


2 tbsp vegan butter, room temperature

2 tbsp Crisco vegetable shortening

2 1/4 cup Icing sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tbsp canned coconut milk or dairy-free milk

1 tsp gluten-free vanilla

1. Blend vegan butter and shortening until smooth and creamy.

2. Add icing sugar and cocoa powder. Then add coconut milk and vanilla.

3. Blend until icing is smooth and creamy.



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