Toffee Snowman Cookies Recipe

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My family loves toffee so I'm always trying to find new ways to bake with it. These cookies are so easy to make and are wonderful for a Christmas cookie exchange. Chilling the dough before baking and paying attention to the baking time are essential so they don't turn too brown.—Christine Merten, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup brickle toffee bits
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • Green, orange and red confetti sprinkles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in chocolate chips, toffee bits and pecans. Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until set. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks. Roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool completely on wire racks.
  3. Reroll cookies in confectioners' sugar. Decorate using green sprinkles for snowman eyes, orange sprinkles for nose, and red sprinkles for mouth. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Toffee Snowman Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2014

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