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Super Snowman Cookies

Bring on the holiday cheer by sharing these smiling snowmen. You’ll need only one of these giant cookies to satisfy a sweet tooth!—Lynn Burgess, Rolla, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    10 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Miniature marshmallows, cut in half, optional
  • Light corn syrup, optional
  • Colored sugars, tinted frostings, cM&M's minis and pretzel sticks

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. With a floured 3-in. round cookie cutter, cut out 10 circles. Repeat with 2-1/2-in. and 2-in. round cookie cutters. Reroll scraps. If desired, using a paring knife, cut top hats from remaining dough.
  • On greased baking sheets, press together one circle of each size to form a snowman. Repeat with remaining circles. If using hats, place one on top of each snowman.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
  • If desired, for ear muffs, dip marshmallows in corn syrup; roll in colored sugar. Let stand until dry. Frost and decorate cookies as desired using frosting, sugars, M&M's and, if using, ear muffs; insert pretzels for arms.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 341 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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