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Cute Pig Cookies

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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FROSTING/DECORATING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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Cute Pig Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 232 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.