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Snowmen Butter Cookies

They're buttery sweets that birthday guests of any age will make disappear fast...thanks to the melt-in-your-mouth cookie recipe Suzanne shared.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Red and green liquid or paste food coloring
  • Black and orange jimmies or sprinkles

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in water and extract. Gradually beat in 2 cups flour and mix well; if needed add remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is pliable but not dry. Place 1/3 cup each in 2 small bowls. Add red food coloring to 1 and green to the other; set aside.
  • Shape remaining dough into twelve 1-in. balls and twelve 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 1 smaller ball above 1 larger ball on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
  • For each snowman, shape 2 teaspoons of colored dough into a hat; place above head. For scarf, shape 1/4 teaspoon of each color into a 3-in. rope; twist ropes together, leaving 1 end untwisted. Place scarf around snowman's neck. Insert jimmies for eyes and nose.
  • Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 261 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 155mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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  • Lphant
    Dec 2, 2010

    These cookies look extra special in cookie baskets!

  • mdanzilio
    Dec 13, 2009

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    Dec 13, 2008

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