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Frosted Snowmen

I was making the cookies for my son's classroom party and in my haste, I used regular sugar for the confectioners' sugar called for in the original recipe. I didn't realize the error until the first batch was baked. I sampled one and noticed that it was not as crunchy as usual but I thought they tasted better so I kept baking.—Leah Gallington, Corona, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 72 pretzel sticks
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Blue and red decorating icing

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture. Shape dough into 1-in., 5/8-in. and 1/4-in. balls.
  • For each snowman, place one of each size ball 1/4 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; place snowmen 2 in. apart. Break pretzel sticks in half; press into sides of middle ball.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Frost cooled cookies. Decorate with blue icing for eyes, mouth and buttons, and red for nose and scarf.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 226 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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