Snowman Cookies Recipe
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Snowman Cookies Recipe

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Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! —Betty Tabb, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, and green and red M&M's minis
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  • Red and/or green food coloring
  • Miniature milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 139 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into forty-eight 1-in. balls, forty-eight 3/4-in. balls and forty-eight 1/2-in. balls. On ungreased baking sheets, place one ball of each size, side by side, for each snowman.
  3. Bake 18-20 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven; cool on pans 2 minutes. Press on chocolate chips for eyes and M&M's for buttons. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to reach a piping consistency. If two colors of frosting are desired, transfer half of the frosting to another bowl and tint with a different food coloring.
  5. Cut a small hole in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; fill with frosting. Pipe scarves on snowmen. Use frosting to attach chocolate kisses for hats. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Snowman Cookies in Country Woman November/December 1996, p41

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fallharvest 240222
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"Didn't like this recipe at all. didn't have good taste. They spread out and I had fat snowmen, Will not make agan"

rochellesdsss 238496
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Love this*"

MY REVIEW 215340
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Made these exactly by the recipe for a cookie swap and they turned out great! They are really cute and taste good too."

katiebabe1737 72733
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Where can I find miniature kisses?

Kate C."

alicat387 45567
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Great for little kids! Delicious."

nanepan 42826
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2013

"The cookie is OK -- doesn't spread out at all. So we ended up with 3 balls barely stuck together. They broke apart. Followed the recipe to a "t". Won't be making again."

MollyLawrence 201907
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"I love this recipe! Except I make one round cookie and in the last couple of minutes of baking I press a Butterfinger or Reeses Bell in the cookie. It is amazing!"

sharivw 72729
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"I make these cookies every year for my Family's annual Christmas Bunco Party. They are delicious! I serve them on colored tissue paper."

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