Levy and Tara’s Snowmen Cookies

posted on: December 22, 2011

Here’s a sneak-peek at a recipe from A Gift for My Sister.  

Tara and Levy, who is four, invented theses snowman cookies together for their first cookie club.  They started with a basic sugar cookie recipe.

Cookies

4 cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice and the grated zest of 2 lemons

Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.  Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Beat in eggs.  Add the flour mixture and mix on low until combined.  Stir in vanilla or lemon juice and zest.  Wrap dough in plastic and chill for one hour.

Frosting

4 Tablespoons of milk
½ teaspoon of almond extract
4 cups of confectioners’ sugar

Stir milk and extract into confectioners’ sugar.  Add more milk if necessary.

Roll the chilled dough out and cut into circles of three different sizes, the largest one about 1 1/2 inches.  Transfer to ungreased cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.   Overlap the middle sized piece over the large one, and the smallest over the middle.  Press the overlapping dough into each other. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Cool.

Frost with white frosting. Then decorate as you wish. Colored shredded coconut can make hair of different colors, just place coconut in a plastic bag and add food coloring.

The rest is up to your imagination, and time.  You can mix the remainder of the frosting with food coloring and paint features, or clothes on the snowmen.  Store bought balls, sprinkles, or stars can become eyes or buttons. Frosting tubes add colorful scarves, stripes, shirts, pants, or hats.

Have fun!  Play!

 

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