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Snowman Cookies Recipe

Snowman Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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; tint with 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 139 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Snowman Cookies

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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"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Love this*"

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."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Where can I find miniature kisses?

Kate C."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Great for little kids! Delicious."

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."

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!"

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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