Simple snowmen cookies

As adorable as they are delicious, these cookies are sure to be part of your Christmas cookie plates.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Blue and orange paste food coloring
  • Miniature chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour. Remove 2/3 cup dough to a small bowl; tint blue. Repeat with 1 tablespoon of dough and orange food coloring; set aside.
  2. For snowmen, shape white dough into 12 balls, 1-1/4 in. each;12 balls, about 1/2 in. each; and 12 balls, about 1/8 in. each. For bodies, place large balls on two ungreased baking sheets; flatten to 3/8-in. thickness. Place 1/2-in. balls above bodies for heads; flatten.
  3. Shape half of blue dough into 12 triangles. Place triangles above heads for hats; attach 1/8-in. white balls for tassels. Shape orange dough into noses; place on heads. Divide the remaining blue dough into 12 pieces; shape into scarves and position on snowmen.Add chocolate chip eyes and buttons. Bake at 325° for 13-16 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks.

Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipes courtesyTaste of Home magazine. Visit TasteofHome.com for more Christmas recipes.

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