Snowman Cookies

Wrap these chocolate-topped snowmen in coloured tissue and place them inside holiday containers. Like real snowmen, they disappear fast!

Snowman cookies
Snowman Cookies
Snowman Cookies
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4dozen 20minutes + chilling 20minutes per batch
Servings Prep Time
4dozen 20minutes + chilling
Cook Time
20minutes per batch
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. In another bowl, whisk flour and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°. Shape dough into forty-eight 1-in. balls, forty-eight 3/4-in. balls and forty-eight 1/2-in. balls. On ungreased baking sheets, place one ball of each size, side by side, for each snowman.
  3. Bake 18-20 minutes or until light brown. Remove from oven; cool on pans 2 minutes. Press on chocolate chips for eyes and M&M's for buttons. Carefully remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, extract and enough milk to reach a piping consistency. If two colours of frosting are desired, transfer half of the frosting to another bowl and tint each with a different food colouring.
  5. Cut a small hole in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; fill with frosting. Pipe scarves on snowmen. Use frosting to attach chocolate kisses for hats.
Recipe Notes

1 cookie: 139 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fibre), 2g protein.

Originally published on Taste of Home.