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Butter Cookie Snowmen

 Butter Cookie Snowmen
"It was great fun making these tasty cookies with my grandchildren last Christmas," relates field editor Kathleen Taugher of East Troy, Wisconsin. "The dough is easy to shape."
24 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Red and yellow paste food coloring
  • Miniature chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Remove 1/3 cup
  • of dough to a small bowl; tint with red food coloring. Repeat with
  • 1/3 cup of dough and yellow food coloring; set aside.
  • For snowmen, shape white dough into 24 balls, 1-1/4 in. each; 24
  • balls, about 1/2 in. each; and 24 balls, about 1/8 in. each. For
  • bodies, place large balls on two ungreased baking sheets; flatten to
  • 3/8-in. thickness. Place 1/2-in. balls above bodies for heads;
  • flatten.
  • Shape red dough into 24 balls, 1/8 in. each, and 24 triangles. Place
  • triangles above heads for hats; attach 1/8-in. white balls for
  • tassels. Place red balls on heads for noses. Divide the yellow dough
  • into 24 pieces; shape into scarves and position on snowmen. Add
  • chocolate chip eyes and buttons.
  • Bake at 325° for 13-16 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes

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Butter Cookie Snowmen (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • before carefully removing to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 126 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 78 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.