Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snowmen Butter Cookies

As December is the month of Christmas, This month's Home Baker's Challenge was hosted by Priya of Cook Like Priya she had suggested three cookies recipes, two cakes and two bread recipes. We were to choose any of the given recipes. Snowmen.  Who doesn’t love to build/bake a snowman?  These are soooo adorable cookies....So I loved to Bake this snow man cookies. Snowmen are always so cute with their carrot noses, scarfs and top hats. These snowmen are simple and fun to make and the dough is easy to shape. I loved the look of this snow men cookie.These cookies are  easy to make very Crisp, fragile, and buttery tasting and adorable...
Okay, on to my super cute snowmen cookies…

All-purpose flour- 21/4 cup
Butter, softened- 1 cup
Sugar-1/2 cup
Vanilla extract-1 tsp
Milk- 1 tbsp
Food coloring- Red & Green Or to your choice
Miniature chocolate chips
1.In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well.
2.Place 1/2 cup of dough in each of two bowls, reserving balance in separate bowl. Add red food coloring to one bowl and mix thoroughly.Small orange dough for nose.
3.Add green food coloring to one bowl and mix thoroughly. Shape the uncolored dough into twelve 1-inch balls and twelve 1 1/2-inch balls.
4.For snowmen, shape white dough into twelve 1-inch balls and twelve 1 1/2-inch balls. Place one smaller ball above one larger ball to form the snowman body and head.
5.For each snowman, then form the hat and the scarf.
6.Make hats with coloured dough.Shape red dough into 12  ball For hat, roll 1-inch ball and a flat disk for brim. Place on head. Place triangles above heads for hats; attach in white balls for tassels.
7.For scarf, shape 1/4 teaspoon of each color of dough into a 3 inch rope and Make two small ropes one with red and one with green, twist them together and twist together. Place scarf around snowman's neck.
8.Shape orange dough into noses and Add chocolate chip eyes and buttons.
9.Bake at 180 degree for 10 to 13minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks. Store in an air tight container.