My kids and I love to bake together, especially during the holidays.

And I have a very sweet sugar cookie recipe from my great-great grandmother we usually make together. It’s a delicious recipe that seems to taste even better since it’s been passed down through five generations.

But sometimes, I don’t have the patience to help my kids measure out teaspoons of ingredients.

Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.

I don’t have the mental wherewithal to remember if I grabbed the baking soda or the baking powder out of the pantry.

And I definitely don’t have time to sift the flour.

Sometimes, we need an almost homemade, dump it in the bowl recipe so we have more time to snuggle on the couch and read a good book.

Sometimes, we need to use the easiest “recipe” we can get our hands on to make our life easier.

Now don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and place for teaching kids their way around a kitchen: how to measure and read fractions, the value of fresh ingredients, and how to read and follow a recipe in turn-of-the-century-perfect-cursive penmanship.

I often spend rainy days and cold winter days in the kitchen baking elaborate homemade recipes with my kids.

But for me, today was not that day.

Today I needed cookies baked and ready in under 15 minutes. Because today, we have other things to do. We want to get cozy on the couch and read Raymond Briggs’, The Snowman. While eating Snowball Cookies.

Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.

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The Snowman by Raymon Briggs is a classic Christmas wordless picture book that will be enjoyed by your family no matter what age your children are. Telling the story of the snowman that comes to life it’s perfect for reading together.

Not sure how to go about reading a wordless picture book with your children check out our tips for reading Wordless books that are perfect toddler and preschoolers books.

Snowball Cookie Ingredients:

1 box of white cake mix

1 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip

Small bowl of powdered sugar

Why not make some Snowmen Oreo Bites at the same time – these easy cookies would go perfectly with the Snowball Cookies as treats.

Snowball Cookie “Recipe:”

  1. Mix together the white cake mix with the Cool Whip and stir until blended.Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.
  2. Using your hands, take a small round of dough and drop it in the powdered sugar.Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.
  3. Roll the dough in the sugar until it’s coated and place it on the cookie sheet.Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.
  4. Bake the cookies at 375* for 10 minutes (if you like them a little crunchier, add a minute).
  5. Transfer to a wire rack to cool and enjoy.Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.

My kids absolutely love baking and eating these Snowball Cookies with me.

They enjoy them almost as much as they love “reading” to me the story of The Snowman who comes to life for a magical nighttime visit to a little boy. They giggle as the snowman falls off the skateboard without a helmet, and tries to drive the car, and climbs into the freezer to cool off.

We sit on the couch munching on cookies as we tell and retell the story to each other. And we try to guess what the boy’s name is, and how the snowman can fly, and why, oh why did the snowman have to melt.

So as we ponder life and magic and talk about the states of matter, my flour sifter collects a little more dust at the back of my pantry.

Which is perfectly fine by me. The baking powder and baking soda can keep it company this time.

Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.

More Snowman Themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes for Kids

Create your own sensory bag based on the classic picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Use the melted snowman for some sensory mess free play.

Melted Snowman Sensory Bag

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Build a Flying Snowman STEAM Design Challenge

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Nicole Black is a recovering elementary school teacher, turned stay at home mom to three loud, busy, and surprisingly determined kids. She spends most of her days living out of her car driving to and from kids’ activities and schools. She survives mostly on coffee as she searches for ways to make parenting a little easier. Follow her at Coffee and Carpool (www.coffeeandcarpool.com) and on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/coffeeandcarpool/boards).

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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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