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Starbucks Snowman Cookie Recipe

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Rehan


  • 2 cups flour
  • 16 oz of dark chocolate wafers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • Edible gold dusting powder

Royal icing:

  • 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites
  •  1 teaspoon vanillaextract
  •  4 cups confectioners'sugar


  • Add butter and powdered sugar to the mixing bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and mix again.
  • Now add flour and baking powder and mix at a slow speed until the mixture is well combined.
  • Transform the mixture into a ball and wrap with a plastic wrapper and keep it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.

Make chocolatetoppers and royal icing:

  • Melt chocolate in the microwave. Pour it into a zip-top bag and seal it.
  • Place mold on a cookie sheet and carefully fill the molds with chocolate. Freeze them for 5 to 7 minutes until they can be peeled out of the molds. Repeat this process for 24 to 30 toppers.
  • Squeeze extra chocolate in a bowl.

Cut and bake cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the cookie dough on a floured surface, roll out and cut the cookies into snowman shapes. Place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven.

Royal icing:

  • Beat egg whites and vanilla until frothy. Add sugar gradually and mix at a low speed until the mixture is combined and shiny. Then turn the speed high and beat for 7 to 8 minutes until the mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks. Transfer the icing to a pastry bag.

Assemble the cookies:

  • Re-heat the extra chocolate to use it as a binding for chocolate toppers.
  • Place the melted chocolate onto the back of the chocolate topper and place it on the top of the cookie.
  • Put royal icing on the cookie. Brush chocolate dusting powder over each chocolate piece.
  • Let the cookies rest for few minutes before serving. Enjoy!