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Butter Snowmen Cookie

 Butter Snowmen Cookie
These cookies are sure to be part of your Christmas cookie plates. They will go especially well at a bake sale. They are so cute!—Kathleen Taugher, East Troy, Wisconsin
12 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
  • Blue and orange paste food coloring
  • Miniature chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar
  • until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Gradually
  • add flour. Remove 2/3 cup dough to a small bowl; tint blue. Repeat
  • with 1 tablespoon of dough and orange food coloring; set aside.
  • For snowmen, shape white dough into 12 balls, 1-1/4 in. each; 12
  • balls, about 1/2 in. each; and 12 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 half of blue dough into 12 triangles. Place triangles above
  • heads for hats; attach 1/8-in. white balls for tassels. Shape orange
  • dough into noses; place on heads. Divide the remaining blue dough
  • into 12 pieces; shape into scarves and position on snowmen. Add
  • chocolate chip eyes and buttons.
  • Bake 13-16 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes before carefully

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Butter Snowmen Cookie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • removing to wire racks. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie (calculated without chocolate chips) equals 253 calories, 15 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.