How to Make Marshmallow Snowman Mug Cookies

Written by Mike Tamplin • Oct 28, 2016

How to Make Marshmallow Snowman Mug Cookies

This week has been a whirlwind of activity and grateful emotions, and I have all of you to thank. Ever since I debuted my Christmas line of cookie cutters earlier this week, you have been keeping me happily busy fulfilling orders into the late hours of the night. I do, however, want to take a break from the boxes and shipping tape to tell you how much I appreciate your business.

I am so very grateful for your overwhelming support of this small venture I started just one year ago. Honestly, I never imagined it would be at the level it is now. I love coming up with new cookie cutter ideas, and I’m so appreciative of the positive feedback and messages from you all. It’s those comments that keep me going, for what I hope continues for years to come. So thank you again, from the bottom of my heart.

With all that being said, I also want to be transparent with the current shipping time frame. The expected processing time is now 4 to 6 days before I can ship out your order. I am doing my best to get the orders out the door as quickly as I can. With me also working a day job, I hope to catch up on processing most of the orders nightly and over the upcoming weekend. I really do apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any concerns with a current order, please don’t hesitate to email me directly. (mike@semisweetdesigns.com) I will try my best to accommodate!

Marshmallow Snowman Mug Cookie Cutter

Okay, shall we get back to the fun stuff? Like these smiling marshmallow snowman mug cookies! Continuing on where I left off in my last post, these marshmallow snowman mug cookies are from the new Christmas line of cookie cutters I released this week.

marshmallow snowman mug cookie cutter

This design is actually a redo design of these marshmallow mug buddies I did last year. This time around, I moved the handle to the side to provide enough room on the mug so you could personalize it with a message, or keep it simple with an easy snowflake design.

The marshmallow snowman mug cookie cutter size I'm decorating for this tutorial is the Large size.

Template for the Marshmallow Snowman Mug Cookies

I provided a downloadable PDF template file for the marshmallow snowman mug cookie design shown in this tutorial.

You can download the marshmallow snowman mug cookie template HERE.

If you have a Kopykake or Pico projector, just print it out (or pull it up on your mobile device) and you are good to go. For those without a projector, follow the suggested steps below by cutting out the template and tracing the design onto the cookie with an edible food marker.

The Decorating Process

To make these marshmallow snowman mug cookies, you will need the following suggested colors:

Step 1

Begin by marking where the outline of the marshmallow head and shoulders should be. I made a template from the template file above and used a food marker to draw the guideline on the cookie.

marshmallow snowman cookies step 1

Step 2

Next, with a #2 icing tip, outline over the guidelines with light blue icing. For the bottom edge line, use white icing, as shown below. Let this set for about 15 minutes.

marshmallow snowman cookies step 2

Step 3

Flood the top marshmallow head area with white medium icing. Be careful not to go over the light blue edge lines. Let that set, then do the same with the lower marshmallow area.

marshmallow snowman cookies step 3

Step 4

Next, flood the large, lower mug area in red icing. Let that set up for about 20 minutes. Then fill the handle and cocoa details. Leave the cookie to dry for 1 to 2 hours.

marshmallow snowman cookies step 4

Step 5

Fill in the remaining rim areas of the mug with red icing, and add the outline edge details of the marshmallow in light blue icing.

Then, add a silly snowman face to the top marshmallow and coal buttons to the lower marshmallow.

marshmallow snowman cookies step 5

Step 6

Lastly, add a design to the lower section of the mug. Below are just a few ideas I came up with. You can have a few short Chrismas phrases, or just fill the area with a simple snowflake design.

marshmallow snowman mug cookies

Video Tutorial

The decorating steps above are summarized in this time-lapsed video.

As mentioned in my previous post for the gingerbread man cookies, the Large size option was specifically design to fit perfectly in 4"x4" gift boxes.  

marshmallow snowman mug cookie in a box

This also is true for the Santa Present cookie cutter and the gingerbread cup cookie cutter, as well.

I do have a few more Christmas cookie designs in the works. Once they are finalized, I hope to release them in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! And thank you again!

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