Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snowman Cookies


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Cally and I have been busy in the kitchen today.  We made snowman cookies and candy bark.  These snowman cookies are delicious and also very cute.  We decorated them with Mike and Ike and JuJu candies.  The cookies are really soft and the icing is a vanilla butter cream.

Snowman Cookies
source: The Girl who Ate Everything

1 C sour cream

2 C sugar
1 C butter
4 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
6 C flour
3 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Combine sour cream, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla.  Beat for 2-3 minutes

Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Let dough chill in fridge for 25 minutes or until firm.

Roll dough out until about 1/4 inch thick and use cookie cutters to make shapes or circles

Bake until light golden brown, about 8-10 minutes (I baked for 8 minutes)

makes about 4 dozen

Easy Buttercream Frosting

source:  Brown eyed Baker

1 C butter, at room temperature

1 t vanilla
4 C powdered sugar
3 T heavy whipping cream

To make frosting, Cream butter and vanilla.  Slowly add the powdered sugar.  Once smooth and creamy add the heavy whipping cream and beat at medium -high speed for 1 minute until light and fluffy.