Prep Time:
10 minutes (plus 20 minutes to decorate)

Cook Time:
7 minutes (plus 10 minutes to cool)

Total Time:
47 minutes

Servings: 
24

Dairy-Free Melting Snowman Cookie

Directions:                    

For the Dairy Free Cookie:

1.  Heat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

2. In a large bowl combine sugar cookie mix, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Reserve.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, using a hand-held mixer, cream together mayonnaise, eggs,  vanilla and cinnamon.  Mix until smooth.   Slowly add dry ingredients and mix well.   Stir in chopped chocolate until incorporated thoroughly, avoid over mixing.

4. On a prepared baking sheet, drop tablespoon-rounded dough 2 inches apart. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

For the Gluten Free Cookie:

1.  Heat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment.

2. In a large bowl combine gluten free baking mix, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Reserve.

3. In a medium-sized bowl, using a hand-held mixer, cream together mayonnaise and sugar. Add eggs, 2 teaspoons of vanilla and cinnamon and mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well. Add chopped chocolate and incorporate thoroughly. Avoid over mixing.

4. On a prepared baking sheet, drop tablespoon-rounded dough 2 inches apart. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.

For the Icing:

5. Using a mixer, combine egg whites and vanilla. Whisk until frothy. Gradually add powdered sugar,  mixing on low speed until sugar is fully incorporated and mixture is shiny. Increase speed to high and whisk until glossy and stiff peaks form. Transfer to a piping or plastic re-sealable bag, cut tip of bag to create a small hole.

6.  Pipe icing onto surface of each cookie. Spread with spatula to create a smooth surface.  Decorate cookies with marshmallows, frosting and sprinkles to create a "melted" snowman, while the icing is tacky, this will allow the decorations to adhere.               

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Tricia, ALDI Test Kitchen