This post is sponsored by Pillsbury™. All opinions are my own.
Nothing quite beats the comfort of a warm cookie taken straight out of the oven. Luscious and warm… Here’s that cookie turned up a notch and stuffed with chocolate hazelnut ooey-gooeyness. I give you the best snowman holiday cookie made easy with Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough.
Holiday baking is one of my favorite activities every year! Is it yours?
Because not only is it an excuse to bake wonderful goodies for others, but it’s also an excuse to “taste-test” everything you create.
You’re with me here, right?
My kids love baking as well. Well, I should say they love decorating. When making these sugar cookies, my son and daughter asked me 10.000 times..
“Are they done yet, mom?”
Two seconds later.
“Are they done yet?”
Two minutes later…
“Now mom, are they done yet?”
After the first batch was ready, my son took over the decorating duties for a few of the cookies that didn’t work out from my various experiments.
Experimentation in baking has delicious rewards!
He piped out frosting.
He sprinkled some more.
It was when he reached into the bowl of marshmallow frosting, scooped two fingers in and popped them into his mouth did I finally cut him off.
But oh… these cookies are amazeballs.
First, it’s three cookies in one so this would make a great single gift for anyone on your list. And then when you bite into one…
You’re hit with chocolate hazelnut deliciousness. Instant bite of heaven!
Best of all, they are super easy because I made them with Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie dough. Not only is the cookie dough high quality and easy to work with, but it’s delicious! This is a super easy cookie to create yourself. Simply stop by your local Walmart and pick up the following:
- 1 30 oz tube of Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough
- 1 tub of Pillsbury™ marshmallow frosting
- 1 jar of chocolate hazelnut spread (store this in the fridge)
- colored sugar
- black decorating gel
- small orange candies for the nose
Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Snowman Recipe
Before you even begin, make sure you refrigerate the chocolate hazelnut spread overnight. It will make it much easier to work with.
Now, open your tube of Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough and roll it out flat between 1/4″ and 1/2″ thickness.
I do this between two pieces of parchment paper so that the dough stays off the roller.
Cut out three circles for each snowman. I used a 5-inch cookie cutter for the snowman’s head and a 5 1/2-inch cookie cutter for the torso and bottom.
Scoop out a level 1/2 tsp of chilled chocolate hazelnut spread into the middle of each circle.
Roll them into a ball and place about a half-inch apart.
Place into a freezer and chill for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Now, bake those sugar cookies for 11-14 minutes until the edges of the snowman are golden brown and then let cool on a wire rack before frosting.
Since all cute snowmen need a scarf, we’re going to create ours first.
Scoop frosting into a resealable plastic bag and cut off the tip. Pipe a scarf onto each snowman and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar.
Gently tap the snowman to remove the excess sprinkles. Then, pipe frosting around the edges of the cookie.
Here comes the fun part.
Microwave a few heaping spoonfuls of frosting in a microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for about 30 seconds. Drizzle that over each snowman to fill in the rest of his body.
Give your snowman eyes with black decorating gel and an orange candy nose.
MMMM… now we get to the best part. Dig in!
These snowmen are a great holiday baking activity for your kiddos and would make awesome neighbor gifts.
I surprised my kids after school by piping their names onto plates and dusting with the colored sugar.
You can say they were pretty stoked.
Because everyone needs a few more cookies with rich, chocolate centers, right?