My friend Pam at Gingerbread Snowmen is hosting a St. Nicholas Eve Cookie Recipe Swap and asked me if I had any recipes to contribute and I immediately thought of this one. Not only are the cookies adorable, the kids love making them as much as people love eating them. Quick, easy and adorable...these are a wonderful addition to any Christmas Cookie Platter.
Snowmen Butter Cookies
Makes - 12
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)
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!