- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 to 4 drops red food coloring
- Pink sugar wafer cookies
- 36 large marshmallows, halved
- Butterscotch chips and miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
- For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Frost cookies.
- Cut sugar wafers into triangles; place two on each cookie for ears. With a toothpick, poke two holes in each marshmallow half for nostrils; press butterscotch chips into holes. Place noses on cookies; add chocolate chip eyes. Yield: 6 dozen.
Reviews for Cute Pig Cookies
"I have made this cookie for my kids when they where little. Now I'm going to make them for my son-in-laws FFA banquet. I think it will be fun."
"These cookies are very good. My daughter and I make them for every March 1st as well!"
"I don't make the cookies, I make chocolate cupcakes and decorate them this way. We raise pigs and when I have a "Porkapolooza" lunch at work to showcase our products, I serve these as dessert. Everyone thinks they are so cute and they fit perfectly with the lunch theme. This time however I am going to make the ears from strips of fruit belts cut into triangles. I found the wafer cookies got soggy from the icing."
"I make these every year for my students at school on March 1st. They are wonderful!!!"
"Great cookie recipe. This is a keeper - I definitely will be making them again. Thanks!"
"This is a very good cookie recipe. The frosting was very tasty also. They went over big. Thanks for the recipe!"
"When my daughter was a teacher, I made these for her 4th grade class's segment on pigs. At the end of the segment, they would watch the movie "Babe" and eat these cookies."
"Perfect for my 1st grade class! I would recommend using pink marshmallows for the snout."
"Woah these pig cookies are addorable i can't wait 2 make them myself!!!"
"Alright, the amount of flour is WAY off. I ended up adding about 5 cups! Even then I had to roll these into 1 Tablespoon balls. I also added another teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. I also flattened them with a glass."