Starbucks Snowman Cookie – All About the Snowy Starbucks Snack + Recipe

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Can’t wait to taste the Starbucks snowman cookie this year? Neither can I! This adorably cute treat is a hit amongst kids and adults alike. But did you know that you can also whip up these cookies at home? It’s true! And in today’s post, I’ve set out to show you how.

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Starbucks Snowman Cookie – All About The Snowy Starbucks Snack + Recipe

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The Starbucks Snowman cookie is described as a “buttery shortbread” cookie by the company’s website. These cookies are cut into snowman shapes frosted with white chocolate frosting and feature cute little snowman decorations that can sometimes vary by year and location.

Starbucks Snowman Cookie – All About The Snowy Starbucks Snack + Recipe

How much the Starbucks snowman cookie will be will depend on your location. Prices vary by state.

Still, prices generally hover around a few bucks, give or take. Expect to pay around $2- $4 for your special holiday treat.

As of 2022, the Starbucks snowman cookie is set to be released on November 3rd. Know, however, that release dates will vary by year. There have even been a few other cute holiday treats added to the menu this year; visit your local Starbucks to check ’em out!

The famously delicious shortbread Starbucks snowman cookie is about 5 inches tall (give or take).

The snowman cookie from Starbucks contains about 25 grams of sugar in one serving. That’s on par with the recommended daily amount for the average person.

There are 390 calories in a single Starbucks snowman cookie.

Starbucks Snowman Cookie – All About The Snowy Starbucks Snack + Recipe

Ready to learn how to make your own Starbucks cookies at home using our Starbucks Snowman cookie recipe? If so, let’s get started!

Yields 30 cookies

For the cookies

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 5 ounces of white chocolate
  • 1 cup of butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon (optional-adds a warmer flavor to the cookie)
  • Salt

For the icing

  • 3 ounces of pasteurized egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • Gel food coloring (use whatever colors you wish for this part–the sky’s the limit!)

Other equipment

  • A snowman-shaped cookie cutter


Step 1

We’ll start by preparing the shortbread.

Put the white chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt the chocolate, carefully, in the microwave until just melted. Note: You can also do this over low heat on the stove.

Step 2

Beat the butter and sugar together with the melted chocolate using a mixer if you have one. Beat for 4-5 minutes until the ingredients have fully incorporated.

Step 3

Add your egg, vanilla, and the rest of the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix until just combined. Do. not over mix!

Step 4

Take your freshly formed cookie dough and roll it out. The dough should be about a half-inch thick. Place the flattened dough into the refrigerator to help firm up the dough. This can make it much easier to work with.

Note: You may also make a large ball out of the cookie dough and wrap it in plastic wrap to keep it from drying out. After it has chilled an hour, go ahead and roll it back out into a half-inch thickness.

Step 5

After the dough is finished chilling, cut the dough into cookie shapes using the snowman mold. You could also cut other cookie shapes, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll focus on snowman shapes!

Step 6

Preheat your oven to 350F. Place all the snowman shapes onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Be sure not to overcrowd your pan. Cook in two batches if needed.

Step 7

Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes. Be sure to cool the cookies completely to keep the icing from melting off once applied.

Step 8

As your cookies are cooling, begin to make your icing. Beat your egg whites until they begin to get fluffy. Add your peppermint and vanilla extract. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.

Step 9

Slowly, carefully, and only a little at a time, add your powdered sugar to the egg whites. Be sure to mix each little bit in properly to ensure the right consistency. The icing will become smooth and shiny when done correctly.

Step 10

Separate your icing into smaller bowls and color the icing as you desire. Use the colored icing to make your snowman come alive. Of course, to emulate Starbucks snowmen, you’ll want to use white for the body, black for the nose, eyes, and mouth, and varying colors for the accessories.

What to Serve With Starbucks Snowman Cookies

Feel free to serve up your deliciously homemade snowman cookies with milk, tea, coffee, or even ice cream. Pick which festive pairing suits your mood!

How to Store Starbucks Snowman Cookies

Preferably, you should store them at room temperature in an airtight container for no longer than 1 week.

If you must, refrigerate your cookies for about 2 months if stored in an airtight container. Know that this may change the consistency of your cookie.

Lastly, you may freeze your cookies in a freezer-safe container for around 12 months.

All in all, Starbucks snowman cookies are delicious, but they are also fun to make at home. With just a few supplies on hand, you can whip up a batch of your own snowman cookies for a fraction of the price at home. I hope this answers your questions–what will you bake up this holiday season?


Does Starbucks have any cookies?

Yes, Starbucks does sell cookies. However, their selection changes often and may depend on the season and availability.

Where can I buy Starbucks snowman cookies?

Any Starbucks will be selling Starbucks snowman cookies as long as it is the correct time of year. To check the availability of this cookie at your local Starbucks, give the store a call or stop in to inquire.

Starbucks snowman cookie controversy?

As of yet, there hasn’t been any controversy related to the Starbucks snowman dessert. Once upon a time, however, there was a bit of controversy surrounding a polar bear cookie they once had as many pointed out that it looked as though the bear had a bloodied neck. Ugh, awkward!

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Hey, I’m Anna; writer, editor and amateur cook extraordinaire! Food has been my life and my passion for the most of my life – it’s crazy to think I didn’t pursue a career in cooking. I’m obsessed! However, keeping cooking as an obsessive hobby has worked for me – my passion grows as the years pass by – maybe I wouldn’t say the same if it was also my day job! I hope you find cooking inspiration, entertainment and “stop and think interesting tid-bits” throughout my writing – and I’d love to hear from you if you’ve got anything you want to share. Food feeds the soul – so get eating! Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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