Holiday Cookies (Snowman Cookies and Lemon Cookies)

Prep time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Cookie Materials:

  • 3 ¾ cups flour sifted (additional needed for dusting surface)
  • 2 sticks butter (at room temperature)
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Vanilla sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. lemon extract (if you do not have extract add lemon juice)

Icing & Decorating Materials:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp. hot water
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Marshmallows
  • Holiday sprinkles
  • Additional green and black icing


  1. On a clean work surface or in a bowl of a standing mixer add in the flour, sugar, vanilla sugar and baking powder.
  2. Using a dough hook or by hand mix the ingredients roughly. Add in the butter and start to mix.
  3. Add in the eggs and continue to mix until the dough comes together.
  4. Remove half of the dough and wrap it in saran wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight.
  5. With the remaining dough add in the lemon zest and lemon extract. Knead long enough to incorporate the zest and extract.
  6. Wrap the dough in saran wrap and refrigerate 1-2 hours or overnight.
  7. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees F.
  8. Flour a clean work surface slightly and each dough out (one at a time) to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with some parchment paper.
  9. Bake each batch for 15-20 minutes or until golden on the bottom and around the edges. Let cool completely.
  10. In a small mixing bowl add in the powdered sugar, water and lemon juice. Mix well.
  11. For the snowman cookies frost the top of the cookies. Top with a marshmallow at one of the ends. Top with desired sprinkles for the buttons.
  12. Draw eyes, a nose and a mouth on the marshmallow.
  13. Draw some hands with a black icing pen coming out of the marshmallow.
  14. To finish the cookie off draw a green scarf around the marshmallow and over one arm.
  15. Set aside to set.
  16. For the lemon cookies, frost the cookies and top with desired sprinkles. Set aside to set.
  17. Plate and ENJOY!

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