Formed Cookies Snowmen

Posted by: Schmitty 10-24-99 9:51 AM


1 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
Raisins coarsely chopped
Frosting recipe follows:
Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Stir in flour to blend well.

For each snowman, shape dough into 3 balls measuring 1 inch, 3/4 inch and 1/2 inch.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet with sides of balls touching and press together gently; space snowmen about 1 inch apart.

Insert raisins for eyes (and belly button if desired).

Bake 18 minutes; cool on racks.

Prepare frosting:
Fill pastry bag fitted with writing tip, one third full.

Decorate cookies with frosting and chips or as desired.

Sprinkle lightly with confectioners' sugar.

Store in covered tins.

The snowmen are given a final touch by putting little frosting on head and placing a chocolate chip in frosting as a hat. .

1/3 cup egg whites
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
food coloring any color of your choice.

Beat egg whites and confectioners sugar to make a smooth stiff frosting, about 1 minutes.

Cover with a damp cloth until ready to use.

This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.

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