Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Cookie Recipe #347 - Frosties
More snowmen!!! As if they aren't enough snowmen in my house (ask my husband) I added a few more today. This is a simple recipe that provides you the opportunity to add your own special touches.
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, miniature semisweet chocolate chips, 24 gumdrops (if desired), fruit roll-ups, decorating icing.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt, beating until combined. Gradually add in flour and mix thoroughly.
For each snowman, shape dough into three balls: one 1-inch ball, one 3/4-inch ball, and one 1/2-inch ball. Place balls on an ungreased baking sheet in decreasing sizes with edges touching. Press together slightly, forming a snowman shape. Insert two mini chocolate chips in the smallest ball for eyes, and one in the middle ball and two in the largest ball for buttons.
Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until set. Carefully transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
For hat, roll a gumdrop into an oval shape (about 1 1/2x1 inches) on a sugared surface. Roll oval into a cone shape; press to seal ends. Curl up bottom edge of coone to form hat brim. Attach to head with Decorating Icing (recipe below). Cut a fruit roll-up about 6 inches long into 3 thin strips. Wrap one around each snowman's neck representing a scarf. Pipe on brooms and faces with icing, if desired; let icing dry.
Decorating Icing: In a small bowl stir together 1 cup sifted powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk to make of piping consistency. Tint with food coloring, if desired.
Substitutions for buttons: mini candy-coated chocolate candies or candy-coated peanut butter candies, small pieces of nuts, cut-up raisins, cut-up dates, etc.
Makes about 2 dozen snowmen.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.
Cookies Rule!!! (So do snowmen..)