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Snowman Cookies

 Snowman Cookies
Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in colored tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast! —Betty Tabb, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Red and/or green food coloring
  • Miniature milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Directions

  • 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.
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into thirty 1-in. balls, thirty
  • 3/4-in. balls and thirty 1/2-in. balls. On ungreased baking sheets,

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Snowman Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • place one ball of each size, side by side, for each snowman.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven;
  • immediately add chocolate chips for eyes and M&M's for buttons.
  • Remove carefully from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
  • 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.
  • 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: 2-1/2 dozen.