Cookies are definitely a holiday staple. People everywhere are baking up a storm for their gatherings and even for gift giving. But I get it, not everyone has the time to do it all. After all, baking sure takes some time and dedication, and you will need to be somewhat proficient in the kitchen. And you know what? Not everyone is, and that's totally ok! Because today I'm sharing a couple of simple hacks with you. I'm going to share how to make adorable, yet easy snowman cookies, and a no fuss cookie platter for your parties. Both of these hacks require no baking at all! Total holiday score! This is a sponsored post, though all opinions are my own. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Simple no fuss cookie platter
Ok, so we're not all seasoned bakers. I get it. Whether you can't bake, don't want to bake, or simply don't have the time to bake, I've got a solution for you! Voortman offers a very large variety of delicious cookies that taste just like homemade. An added bonus is that they actually have a holiday line of cookies too, including classic favorites like Gingerbread, Snickerdoodle, Vanilla Shortbread, Iced Almonette, Assorted Festive, Mint Wafers, and Gingerbread Wafers.
Each of these cookie varieties is deliciously perfect for the holiday season, and are perfect for cookie platters. You could make a simple one like I did above, using the Assorted Festive cookies, or you could put on a huge cookie platter using all of the varieties, so that people have lots of choices to indulge in! It really can be that simple to serve cookies at your holiday party.
The best part is that you can pick up Voortman cookies at your local store, such as Walmart. Just grab a package or two while you are completing the rest of your shopping. You can also buy Voortman cookies in bulk on Amazon.com.
Easy snowman cookies
Now, without further ado, I am going to share a super easy holiday cookie hack to make these festive and adorable snowman cookies. I used the Gingerbread Wafers for these, but you could also use the Mint Wafers if you'd prefer to.
Snowman cookie supplies
You'll need the following supplies to make your own snowman cookies.
- Voortman Gingerbread Wafers
- Bright white candy melts
- Wilton Snowman Cookie Ball Decorations
- Red Gel Icing
- wide, shallow bowl
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
These snowman cookies are really easy to make, if you follow these step by step directions. You can see a step by step visual in the image above.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set up the rest of your work area by taking the cookies out of the package, and separating the noses, eyeballs and buttons into separate small bowls. While I was making these, I realized that the black balls are two different sizes. The small ones are the eyes, and the larger ones are the buttons. It will make assembly easier if you separate them.
- Pour the candy melts into the bowl. Follow the directions on the back of your candy melts to melt the candy. Stir well.
- Dip a Voortman Gingerbread Wafer into the melted candy (I left the back of the cookie uncovered), and tilt sideways to let some of the excess candy run off.
- Lay cookie out of parchment paper lined baking sheet. You may do a few of these before moving onto step 4, but don;t do too many at a time because the candy will start to harden and the decorations will be tougher to put on.
- Place two eyeballs at the top of each of the candy coated cookies.
- Place a "carrot" nose underneath, in between the eyeballs.
- Place three "buttons" down the center of the cookies, starting about 1/3 - 1/2 of the way down.
- Using the gel icing, make a "scarf" between the nose and the buttons, following the visual above.