Snowmen Cookies and a Snow DAY!

Snowmen Cookies and a Snow Day| The Bearfoot BakerThere is nothing better to do on a snow day then to make snowmen cookies. I have been waiting for a good snow day for a couple of years now. Sometimes it snows here and sometimes it doesn’t. Well, we finally got snow Thursday but, it was not what I expected! I got a little more than I wished for! More on that later but first, I want to show you some cookies.Snowmen Cookies and a Snow Day| The Bearfoot Baker
This is what I feel like every time I see a snowflake! I feel nothing but PURE JOY!!! I run around like a kid who has just been told that school was cancelled! Want to take a snow day with me and make some snowmen cookies? Please say yes!!

Supplies for Snowmen Cookies:

This Cutter
White 15 Second Icing
Orange 15 Second Icing
Red 15 Second Icing
Black Food Coloring
Paint Brush
Royal Icing Recipe
Sugar Cookie Recipe

Snow Day Snowmen Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comI got this cute little cutter from The Cookie Cutter Company but, it isn’t a snowmen cutter. It is an Indian cutter. I trimmed the sides of the pants and now it is perfect for snowmen cookies. Now, let’s decorate.

First, outline the snowman’s body with the white icing. Snow Day Snowmen Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, flood the body and let dry overnight.

Snow Day Snowmen Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comThen, paint the mouth like I did the here. You could use black icing for the mouth but, I decided to paint with black food coloring because I like the look better and because it is less likely to bleed.

Snow Day Snowmen Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, you can airbrush a little blue around the edges or you can leave it white. If you want to airbrush him click here to see how. If you want to know how to use an airbrush gun, click here.

Then, with the orange icing, flood his cute little carrot nose.

Snow Day Snowmen Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comNow it is time for the scarf. Outline and flood with the red icing. While it is still wet, add some white dots.

Now for the story about my “Snow DAY!”  Did you watch Gilmore Girls when it was on back in the day? Well, I am kinda like Lorelai when it comes to snow. I can smell it! I know it is coming and I will get up at 2 am and stand outside looking for the first flake. I know it sounds crazy but, it has always been this magical thing for me. Watch this video of Lorelai being mad at snow! They had a great relationship until this day…

It is what I was doing Thursday. I was mad at snow for a little while just like Lorelai. I totally yelled and fussed at snow just like she did in this scene! I guess I should give you the entire story so you will understand why I was acting like a crazy woman.

A tree didn’t fall on my Jeep like it did hers but, it started snowing while my oldest son was on his way home from work (he lives close) and his truck was sliding and he had to stop about 5 miles away from home. It was cold and snowy and I didn’t want him to walk 5 miles while I was worm and cozy by the fire. So Alan and I did what any parents would do. We went into “SNOW MODE” and decided to go get him. I love “SNOW MODE!” Getting out in the snow is one of the greatest things about winter. I look for red birds in the white canvas because the red and white look so great together and I can build a snowman and give him a round nose (focus Lisa, focus…) Remember when I told you the roads in Tennessee were very curvy and hilly and you could go off the road and down a mountain or in a creek? Do you see where I am going with this???

Jeep in Creek- Snow Day Snowmen Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comYES, I AM GOING INTO THE CREEK!!! The snow tricked us! It totally hid the sheet of ice on the road! We slid into the creek like we were on some kind of amusement park ride. The creek is usually ankle deep but, we have had so much rain that it grew and grew and grew like the Grinch’s heart. Jeep in a Creek- Snow Day Snowmen Cookies via www.thebearfootbaker.comIn spite of our creek detour, my son made it home safe. Someone gave him a ride after he walked about 2 miles. My husband and I are OK and I think the car will live.

Snowmen Cookies and a Snow Day| The Bearfoot BakerI will be 100% honest with you, I was really mad at snow!!! I felt just like Lorelai on her “I hate snow day” but, we have made up now and I love it as much as I ever did! I love you snow and please come back soon 🙂

At least I can look at these snow day snowmen cookies and remember the good snow times.

Happy Creating,