Hello all, this is Kallee over at Creative Southern Home. Winter is one of my favorite seasons to do a lot of baking, and over on my blog I have been sharing a lot of great recipes for some fun winter foods. Hot buttered honey is divine poured over waffles, pancakes or biscuits. Help the kids celebrate groundhog’s day with a sweet treat, and pizza pinwheels are perfect to serve while watching the Super Bowl.
With all this cold weather surrounding us, I thought it would be fun for the kids to make some snowman cookies. I found a version of this at Taste of Home. This recipe is simple and fun, plus the kids get to dress up a snowman, then eat it. If you wanted to put a scarf on your snowman, a fruit roll up would be perfect to shape into a colorful scarf. This dough is fabulous to work with and has a great flavor. It must be refrigerated for at least 30 minutes, so remember that when you are planning to make these fun cookies.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy
- Beat in egg and extracts
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt
- Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well
- Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes or until easy to handle
- Shape dough into 1 in, 3/4 in and 1/2 in size balls.
- For each snowman, gently press one of each size ball together
- Gently roll the snowman in remaining sugar
- Place 2 in apart on greased cookie sheet
- Break pretzels sticks in half
- Press into the sides of each cookie, forming arms
- Bake at 325 for 15-17 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned
- Place gum drop slice on the face for the nose
- Melt chocolate chips in a zip top bag
- Cut a small hole in one corner of the bag
- Use the melted chocolate to make a face and buttons