I am sooooooooo not a crafty person.

I wish I could say I was being a little facetious, but the sad truth is that I’m completely missing that “crafty” and/or “creative” gene.

Ugh, don’t even ask me about my about my seventh grade art project that required the painting of a self-portrait to hang outside the classroom door.  As if middle school wasn’t traumatic enough.

I have a friend from college {Hi Christy!} who is amazingly talented in all sorts of stamping/card making/scrapbooking/Cricut projects–but I think even she gave up on me when it became clear I couldn’t even use a Fiskars paper trimmer correctly.  I’m a disaster.

So, yeah. These little melting dudes are about the pinnacle of my creativity.

I took a basic cake mix cookie recipe, holiday-ified it with some mint flavoring, and used Candiquik to melt my snowmen.  Popped on a (half) Reese’s Peanut Butter cup for a hat, mini chocolate chips for eyes, and used an orange jimmy for the nose.

I’m sure you could tell that without me typing it all out, but I’m kind of pleased with myself.  Not too bad for the crafty-impaired.  🙂

I dressed some up with sprinkles, too.

They were almost too cute to eat.

But not quite.

I might have eaten one or two.

Then packed ’em up to send with the Tall Boy to work.  I’m wondering if his coworkers think it’s odd that he shows up with snowmen cookies before Halloween?

I really had fun making these little guys.  They came together sooooo quickly, look festive, and taste yummy.  Doodle loved these–and while it’s rare that I make the same baked good multiple times, I have a feeling these might be making an appearance at his class party in December.  Can’t beat easy-peasy!

Melting Snowmen {Chocolate Mint} Cookies
makes 18 to 20 cookies
  • 1 box Devil's food cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 package candiquik white candy coating, or other white melting chocolate
  • 10 miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, cut in half
  • mini chocolate chips
  • orange jimmies
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, eggs, flour, and extract. Use a cookie scoop to drop evenly sized potions of dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Once the cookies are cool, melt candiquik or white chocolate. Drizzle a spoonful over each cookie to form the melted snow. Add a peanut butter cup half for the hat, and decorate the faces with chocolate chips and sprinkles.

If you’re interested in participating in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, stop by Brenda’s blog to sign up!

And if you missed them, here’s what I made over the last few weeks:

{Week One}: Apple Pie Bread
{Week Two}: Double Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Have a great Thursday, and be sure to check out the other yummy treats below!

I’m linked up at these great parties this week: Crazy Sweet Tuesdays, Trick or Treat Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, Totally Tasty Tuesdays, Cast Party Wednesday, Whip it Up Wednesdays, Watcha’ Whipped Up Wednesdays, Eat, Pray {Read}, Love, Sweet Treats Thursday, Mrs. Fox’s Sweets, Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons, Itsy Bitsy Paper, Crumbs and Chaos, I’m Lovin’ It Fridays, Weekend Potluck, and Six Sister’s Stuff!