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Snowmen Butter Cookies

 Snowmen Butter Cookies
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.
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until set. Cool on baking
  • sheets. Yield: 1 dozen.

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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.