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Cute Pig Cookies

Every year when National Pig Day rolls around, I make this taste treats to celebrate.—Becky Baldwin, Annville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    6 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 drops red food coloring
  • Pink sugar wafer cookies
  • 36 large marshmallows, halved
  • Butterscotch chips and miniature semisweet chocolate chips


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and food coloring. Frost cookies.
  • Cut sugar wafers into triangles; place two on each cookie for ears. With a toothpick, poke two holes in each marshmallow half for nostrils; press butterscotch chips into holes. Place noses on cookies; add chocolate chip eyes.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 232 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • reddress
    Mar 13, 2013

    I have made this cookie for my kids when they where little. Now I'm going to make them for my son-in-laws FFA banquet. I think it will be fun.

  • jaknee
    Feb 28, 2013

    These cookies are very good. My daughter and I make them for every March 1st as well!

  • Galapas
    May 8, 2011

    I don't make the cookies, I make chocolate cupcakes and decorate them this way. We raise pigs and when I have a "Porkapolooza" lunch at work to showcase our products, I serve these as dessert. Everyone thinks they are so cute and they fit perfectly with the lunch theme. This time however I am going to make the ears from strips of fruit belts cut into triangles. I found the wafer cookies got soggy from the icing.

  • jaknee
    Feb 28, 2011

    I make these every year for my students at school on March 1st. They are wonderful!!!

    May 21, 2010

    Great cookie recipe. This is a keeper - I definitely will be making them again. Thanks!

    May 21, 2010

    This is a very good cookie recipe. The frosting was very tasty also. They went over big. Thanks for the recipe!

  • melsto51
    Apr 13, 2010

    When my daughter was a teacher, I made these for her 4th grade class's segment on pigs. At the end of the segment, they would watch the movie "Babe" and eat these cookies.

  • Ariel&Angie
    Mar 14, 2010

    Perfect for my 1st grade class! I would recommend using pink marshmallows for the snout.

  • pumpkin513
    Aug 11, 2009

    Woah these pig cookies are addorable i can't wait 2 make them myself!!!

  • BKirkpat25
    Jun 4, 2009

    Alright, the amount of flour is WAY off. I ended up adding about 5 cups! Even then I had to roll these into 1 Tablespoon balls. I also added another teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. I also flattened them with a glass.