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Cinnamon snowmen recipe

Cinnamon snowmen recipe

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This fun baking project takes inspiration from cinnamon swirls and turns them into these fun festive snowmen. Kids will enjoy decorating them with sweets and chocolate chips. Ho, ho ho - get stuck in! See method

  • Makes 14-16 snowmen
  • 20 mins to prepare and 12 mins to cook
  • 168 calories / serving


  • ​1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g light brown sugar​
  • 1 x 375g sheet of puff pastry​
  • 1 medium free range egg, beaten​

For the icing

  • 120g icing sugar​
  • boiling water
  • chocolate chips, for eyes
  • orange or red jelly babies, for noses
  • sweet belts, for scarves ​
  • silver balls, for buttons​

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    4g 18%
  • Sugars

    14g 16%
  • Salt

    0.2g 3%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25.6g Protein 2.1g Fibre 0.7g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Line two baking sheets with baking paper.​ 
  2. Mix together the ground cinnamon with the light brown sugar.​ 
  3. Unroll the sheet of puff pastry and lift it off the paper to dust with flour. Place the pastry back on the paper and roll out lengthways to measure 50 x 26cm.​ 
  4. Brush the pastry with beaten egg, then sprinkle over the cinnamon mixture. ​ 
  5. Make a mark in the pastry, 30cm along the length. Tightly roll the pastry up to the 30cm mark. Then, do the same on the other side of the pastry, so that the two rolls come together at a 30cm/20cm mark.​ 
  6. Slice along the width into 1.5-2cm pieces – you should get 14-16 pieces.​ 
  7. Arrange on a baking tray, 3cm apart, and press down with the heel of your hand to flatten to 1-1.5cm. ​ 
  8. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden brown and puffed up.​ 
  9. Remove from the oven and, using a spatula, slide the snowmen onto a wire rack to cool slightly.​ 
  10. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, then add boiling water, 1 tbsp at a time, to make an icing the texture of custard. ​
  11. When the snowmen have cooled, use a teaspoon to drizzle icing evenly over the shapes.​ 
  12. Place two chocolate chips for eyes and cut out a shape of a carrot from the jelly babies, for the nose. Use the silver balls as buttons in the middle rolls. For the scarves, separate the colours of the belt by pulling apart gently. Use one strip of colour as a scarf, bending it around and sticking it to the icing.​ 
  13. Allow the icing to set before serving.​

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