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Snowman Cookies

snowman cookies

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.

Snowman Cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 pkg 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 3 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 50 pretzel sticks
  • orange gumdrops cut into small slivers for nose
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • 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
  • cool
  • 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
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