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Snowmen Butter Cookies Recipe
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Snowmen Butter Cookies Recipe

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They're buttery sweets that birthday guests of any age will make disappear fast...thanks to the melt-in-your-mouth cookie recipe Suzanne shared.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Red and green liquid or paste food coloring
  • Black and orange jimmies or sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 261 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in water and extract. Gradually beat in flour and mix well. Place 1/3 cup each in two small bowls. Add red food coloring to one and green to the other; set aside.
  2. Shape remaining dough into twelve 1-in. balls and twelve 1-1/2-in. balls. Place one smaller ball above one larger ball on ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
  3. For each snowman, shape 2 teaspoons of colored dough into a hat; place above head. For scarf, shape 1/4 teaspoon of each color into a 3-in. rope; twist ropes together, leaving one end untwisted. Place scarf around snowman's neck. Insert jimmies for eyes and nose.
  4. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until set. Cool on baking sheets. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Snowmen Butter Cookies in Country Woman January/February 2000, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 261 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2010

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