Melting Snowman Cookies

I discovered these melting snowmen chocolate cookies here on Pinterest immediately wanted to make them! I had to use Ritter Sport chocolate pieces for hats and I think they have worked quite well. For the nose, I started to use pieces of orange Mamba, unfortunately, they were only a very very light orange, so I later switched to orange sprinkles. Nevertheless, not everyone immediately recognized what' is depicted on the cookies ... the most creative theory was that it is a penguin who is jobbing as a construction worker (because of the helmet!) :-)

Ingredients for 36 snowmen:
280 g flour
250 g butter
100 g brown sugar
130 g of white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
0.5 tsp salt
1 pack vanilla sugar
200 g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

400 g white chocolate
18 pieces of Ritter Sport or Schogetten chocolate pieces
Colored round sugar sprinkles

Den Backofen auf 180°C vorheizen. Einen festen Teig aus den Zutaten von Mehl bis Vanillezucker zubereiten (z.B. mit den Knethaken von Handrührgerät oder Küchenmaschine). Mit zwei Teelöffeln kleine Bällchen formen und jeweils 9 davon auf ein mit Backpapier ausgelegtes Blech setzen, NICHT flach drücken, die Kekse verlaufen beim Backen automatisch.  

Preheat the oven to 180° C. Prepare a firm dough from the ingredients from flour to vanilla sugar (e.g., using the dough hook of electric mixer or food processor). With two teaspoons, form small balls and put 9 of them on a tray covered with baking paper, do NOT flatten the cookies, as they will flatten automatically while baking.  

Schokoladenstückchen mit einem scharfen Messer halbieren und die Mamba in kleine Dreiecke schneiden und die Spitze zwirbeln. 

The cookies are done after 8-9 minutes if they are brown on the outside and the inside is still chewy.  Slide the cookies from the baking sheet and  let them cool. Cut the chocolate pieces in half with a sharp knife and cut the Mamby into small triangles and twist the top. 

Melt the white chocolate over hot water, spread 1-2 tablespoons onto each cookie and place the chocolate hats and eyes, nose and buttons. Because the snowman is melting, it does not matter if the arrangement is a bit messy :-)
I wrapped the cookies in small bags individually to give them to my guests as "Party Favors"... and of course, I forgot about them until more than half of the guests had left! The other half, however, was very happy :-D

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