Cute Pig Cookies Recipe
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Cute Pig Cookies Recipe

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Every year when National Pig Day rolls around, I make this taste treats to celebrate.—Becky Baldwin, Annville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 232 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, trace fiber), 2g protein


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Frost cookies.
  4. 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.
Originally published as Cute Pig Cookies in Country Woman March/April 1996, p38

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"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."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"These cookies are very good. My daughter and I make them for every March 1st as well!"

Reviewed May. 8, 2011

"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."

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"I make these every year for my students at school on March 1st. They are wonderful!!!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2010

"Great cookie recipe. This is a keeper - I definitely will be making them again. Thanks!"

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