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Snowy mountain cookies

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Peaks you can eat

Rather than hitting the slopes, eat them! These chocolate, no-bake snowy mountain cookies are as easy to attempt as the bunny hill.

 Snowy mountain cookies

Make a big batch of these fun snowy mountain cookies for your next ski trip or create a fun, edible mountain range for a snow-themed winter party. Paired with a nice warm cup of hot cocoa, they're guaranteed to be the tastiest frostbite you've ever had.

Snowy mountain cookies recipe

Makes approximately 12

Ingredients and supplies:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 medium-sized cups
  • 12 small plastic bags
  • 6 ounces green candy melts
  • Food-safe paintbrush or pastry brush
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

1

Prep ingredients and supplies

Gather your ingredients.

 Snowy mountain cookies

Place the plastic bags in the cups, forming a cone shape inside the cup with one corner of the bag pointing down.

 Snowy mountain cookies

2

Make cookie mixture

In a large pan on the stove, combine the sugar, butter, milk and cocoa powder. Stir and heat on high to boiling. Allow the mixture to boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, quick oats and vanilla extract. Stir until mixture is well combined.

 Snowy mountain cookies

3

Form mountains

Drop spoonfuls of the cookie mixture into the plastic bags, forming the mountain/cone shapes. Adjust the amount of the mixture inside the bags to get the shape and size that you want. Allow the cookies to cool inside the bags.

 Snowy mountain cookies

4

Remove and shape mountain cookies

After about 5-10 minutes, remove the cookies from the bags and shape as needed. (If they're still slightly warm, you can shape your mountains better. Once they've cooled and hardened completely, they can't be manipulated.) Place on a piece of parchment paper.

 Snowy mountain cookies

5

Paint bottoms of mountains

After the cookies are completely hard, melt your candy melts in the microwave, stirring and heating for 30-second intervals until smooth.

 Snowy mountain cookies

Using a food-safe paintbrush or pastry brush, paint the bottom 1/3 of the mountain cookies with the green candy melts. Let dry and harden.

 Snowy mountain cookies

6

Give your peaks snowcaps

Dip the tops of the mountain cookies into the powdered sugar to make the snowcaps.

 Snowy mountain cookies

7

Show off your mountain range

Display your mountain range for all to enjoy!

 Snowy mountain cookies

 Snowy mountain cookies

More wintery food crafts

Wiener dog Santa cookies
Cherry-filled gingerbread man tarts
Colorful 3D Christmas tree cookies

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