No? Okay then. We can always melt a snowman! That is the premise for today's recipe. We will be making melting snowmen cookie type things. I don't know how to describe them because they really aren't cookies, but more of a minty, cocoa ball coated in chocolate. Well, something like that. You will see what I mean when we begin. Shall we? Allons-y!
☃On the fifth day of Christmas recipes, your hostess gave to you☃
Makes 24 Servings
You will need:
- 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1.5 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 2.25 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 pound white candy coating, chopped, divided
- 7 to 8 Starburst candies (orange for noses and colors of your choice for earmuffs)
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- In a small bowl, combine milk and extract.
- Stir in 2 cups confectioners' sugar and cocoa to form a stiff dough.
- Turn onto a surface lightly sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.
- Knead in enough remaining confectioners' sugar to form a very stiff dough (dough should not be sticky).
- Divide into thirds.
- Shape one portion into twenty-four 1/2-inch balls.
- Shape remaining portions of dough into twenty-four 1-inch balls.
- On waxed paper-lined baking sheets, flatten each 1-inch ball into an irregular 1.5-inch circle.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 2 ounces white candy coating.
- Using melted coating, attach a 1/2-inch ball near an edge of each circle.
- Let dry 1 hour.
- Using Starburst candies, cut out noses and earmuffs as desired.
- Melt remaining white candy coating; cool slightly.
- Working in batches of six, spoon candy coating over snowmen, allowing coating to drape over each until completely covered. Immediately attach noses and earmuffs.
- Let stand at room temperature until dry to the touch, about 1 hour.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
- Using a toothpick and melted chocolate, form eyes, mouths, buttons and tops of earmuffs.
- Revel in your awesome decorating skills, and enjoy!
Thank you for joining us for a very "frosty" dessert entry to our 25 Days of Christmas Recipes this month. I'll be back tomorrow. Until then, happy blogging, and I'll catch you on the flip side!