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Fun and easy shortbread snowman Christmas cookies recipe for kids
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Shortbread Snowman Cookies

These cute snowman shortbread cookies are perfect for winter and Christmas baking with kids! This recipe is made in the Tefal Cake Factory.

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Party Food
Cuisine: British, Christmas
Servings: 6 cookies
Author: Grace Hall


  • Tefal Cake Factory


For the shortbread

  • 90 g softened butter - cubed
  • 15 g caster sugar
  • 25 g icing sugar
  • 90 g plain flour
  • 25 g cornflour

To decorate:

  • 50 g icing sugar
  • splash water
  • 6 smarties
  • handful chocolate chips


  • Place the butter, sugar and icing sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes a well combined paste.
  • Add the flour and cornflour, then mix well until everything is combined. Pull the mixture together with your hands to form a ball of dough, then cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for an hour.
  • Cut the dough into 6 equal pieces, each around 40g in weight.
  • Roll the pieces of dough into balls, then place them in the muffin moulds and flatten them down into the base of each mould with your fingertips.
  • Place the mould in the Cake Factory and close the lid. Switch it on and set it to the single ‘cakes to share’ mode and adjust the timer to 25 minutes. Press start and leave the shortbread to bake.
  • Note: If cooking in a normal oven, preheat the oven to 160°C (Gas mark 2/325°F) and bake for  15 minutes or until cooked and golden.
  • Once the shortbread is cooked through, carefully remove from the mould and leave to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • When the shortbread is cool, make the icing. Place the icing sugar in a bowl and add a splash of water. Stir to a paste, adding a little more water as needed until the icing is the correct consistency for spreading.
  • Drop a small spoonful of the icing onto one of the shortbread cookies and spread around with the back of the spoon to create a circle of icing on top.
  • Decorate with a smartie nose and chocolate chip eyes and mouth to make a snowman face.
  • Repeat with the remaining shortbread cookies, then leave the icing to dry and set.


Once the icing has completely dried, you can store the cookies in an airtight container, layered with baking paper to separate them, until ready to serve.