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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

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FROSTING/DECORATING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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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