Tuesday’s post about snowman earmuffs got me to thinking about other snowmen you can eat. We’re smack dab in the middle of winter, but beyond the Christmas Santas and Rudolphs, so how about some snowy-looking treats instead?
1. Snowman Cookie Pops – I prefer them with the M&M nose at the end, I think, but the other candies were a good attempt at carrots.
2. Snowman Gum – I originally posted about this as a stocking stuffer. I still think it’s cute for that, but you could potentially put it in a gift basket at other parts of the year, too.
3. Doughnut Snowmen on a Stick – This one actually has a real carrot nose, but I’m not sure anyone is going to want to eat that in combination with doughnuts and candies. I do love the coal eyes and mouth, though. They’re made out of grape Nerds, so they aren’t all uniform in shape.
4. Oreo Cookie Snowmen – Aww. The middle one has earmuffs. I believe those are mini M&Ms instead of full sized ones, too, because otherwise they would be too big on Oreos.
5. Snowman Pancakes – Man, snowmen and M&Ms go hand in hand, huh? At least we have some candy corn going on for a nose for this one.
6 & 7. Marshmallow Snowmen and Cupcakes with Earmuffs – At first I figured the cupcakes would be made with coconut, but nope! Those are white sugar sprinkles. I would totally eat those now that I know that, hehe.
But Santa only would have followed through with the cookie request because the Cookie Monster asked for them. It certainly wouldn’t be because he was concerned with Mr. Monster’s health or variety of diet.
As much as I feel bad for Cookie to be disappointed there, I’m actually a wee-bit judgmental of people who only eat one kind of food. Or even two. I am entirely bored eating out with people who always order the same things, too. Where’s the fun in that? I don’t expect everyone to be adventurous by any means, but if you go to the same restaurant 20 times and always order the same thing….how do you know if you’re missing out on other great dishes that you probably like, too?
/Shrugs. To each his/her own, I suppose. If you really, really, REALLY love that food and want to eat it for the rest of your life, then so be it. It’s shallow of me to judge, I know, but I just can’t relate whatsoever and I have a hard time grasping the concept. Chocolate chip cookies are amazing, but to only eat that forever and ever? Eh…
If you’re anything like me, you don’t really care what shape your cookies come out in….so long as they’re still edible.
Sometimes, they don’t even have to meet that requirement.
Fortunately, though, most people aren’t like me and some of you even sway toward the perfectionist side of the boat. If that’s you, you’ll love this tip.
After making your cookie dough, roll it out into a log shape, wrap in cling wrap, and then place inside a paper towel roll (slit it open like shown in the video). Roll it around a bit and then freeze it. When it’s ready, you can remove the perfectly shaped cookie log and slice into perfectly shaped cookies.
If the dough is still a bit soft, rotate the cookie dough log a quarter turn between each slice as well. This will avoid the bottom of the roll flattening some and creating those horribly deformed cookies that you don’t want.
Or, don’t follow that advice and just send all of your rejected cookies to me instead. I will eliminate them in a very, er, humane way. All cookies will be harmed, but it’ll be what they truly wanted anyway, right? ;)