Snowball-topped cookies

Claire Gallam

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Sugar cookies are probably my favorite to make, decorate and eat, of course! These cute little cookies are even more fun to make since they don't require any fancy icing techniques or cookie icing. Just icing, coconut and marshmallows. What's easier than that?

Snowball topped cookies

What's more fun than a snowball fight? These cookies represent the fun piles of snowballs we'd accumulate before a giant wintery snow fight. The best part about these? They taste a whole lot better than the snowballs my brother would pelt me with.

Snowball-topped cookies

Serves about 14

Snowball topped cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, unsalted
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • About 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • About 1 cup sweetened coconut
  • About 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, sugar and egg together until creamy. Mix in the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Add the flour, baking powder and salt, mix to combine. The mixture will be a bit crumbly.
  3. Using your hands, mold the dough and form into a flat sphere. Cover in Saran wrap and chill for at least 3 hours.
  4. Once chilled, roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness. Stamp out circle shapes with a circle cookie cutter. Place on the parchment paper.
  5. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, frost and sprinkle with coconut. Top with mini marshmallows.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.