Sunday, December 20, 2009

Super Cute Snow Men - Corrected Flour Amount


The shopping and baking continue. I thought I'd pause to share another gratifying recipe before I head back to the trenches (okay, the kitchen!). This recipe is a family favorite. It is quick, easy, and super cute. Who can resist these adorable snow men?

Snowmen Butter Cookies
Makes - 12

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon water

Red and green liquid or paste food coloring
Black/brown jimmies and red hot candies (cinnamon candies) (eyes and noses)

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla extra together.

Gradually beat in flour and water.

Place 1/2 cup of dough in each of two bowls, reserving balance in separate bowl. Add red food coloring to one bowl and mix thoroughly. Add green food coloring to one bowl and mix thoroughly. Shape the uncolored dough into twelve 1-inch balls and twelve 1 1/2-inch balls.

Place one smaller ball above one larger ball to form the snowman body and head. For each snowman, then form the hat and the scarf. For hat, roll 1-inch ball and a flat disk for brim. Place on head. For scarf, shape 1/4 teaspoon of each color of dough into a 3 inch rope and twist together. Place scarf around snowman's neck. Insert jimmies for eyes and press the red hot in for the nose.

Bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes until set. Cool on baking sheet.

Come on! You have to admit that these are super cute!

8 comments:

Beth in NC said...

Those are absolutely ADORABLE!!!! They are too cute to eat!

Andrea said...

Love them...very cute! Hope you have a merry Christmas!

Melissa Henning said...

These are great! I am going to make these with those Nutter Butter Santas. Thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

In case you all are wondering, they taste great, too!

Andrea @ The Train to Crazy said...

SO cute!! Almost too cute to eat!

Tricia said...

You could also make an ornament-dough version of these to hang on a tree!

Melissa Henning said...

am i assuming right that it's 2-1/4 cups of flour?

Erin said...

Actually, I made a mistake (more than just a typo!) It should be 2 1/2 cups flour...Sorry!