Friday, December 17, 2010

Melting Snowman Cookies and giveaway winner

Melting Snowman Cookies

Sugar Cookies

1/3 cup cold butter
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour

Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds on high speed. Add in sugar, baking powder and a dash of salt. Beat until combined. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing. Add in the flour 1/2 cup at a time. Lightly flour your rolling surface and place half your dough on top. Make sure dough gets nicely coated with flour on all sides. Roll out your dough 1/8 to 1/4 inch in thickness and cut using a round biscuit cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes or just until the cookies edge is firm and the bottom of the cookie is a very light golden brown. Cool on a rack

Sugar Cookie Icing

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsps milk
2 tsps corn syrup
1/2 to 1 tsp. almond extract

Add your powdered sugar to a medium sized bowl, then add your milk and corn syrup. Mix well!! Then add your extract and slowly add more milk and corn syrup until you get the consistency you prefer. If you add more it will be runny, less will make it thick.

Haphazardly ice your cookies, the more imperfect the better cause it gives the effect of melted snow.

While you are icing your cookies, place a few large marshmallows on a plate and microwave them on high for about 20 seconds. They should puff up a some but they will shrink back down if you let them sit for a bit! Before you pick up a marshmallow grease your fingers with some cooking spray first. They can be very sticky! Place it on the iced cookie. Decorate the face with brown or blue jimmies for the eyes and an orange one for the nose. Different color ones as the buttons. Let set up and enjoy!!!

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! The winner of the Flannel Froggy Children's Blanket using is #1 HB Send me your address and I'll have it in the mail asap! Congratulations!!!


Betty said...

Congrats to HB! I´m glad someone won, who can really use it.
Those cookies look really good! I just posted about a recipe I made this week too. I guess we´re all doing the same thing. :)
Have a good 4th Advent weekend!

Melody said...

I know the winner is #1, but who won?? jk :) Congratulations to HB!! You lucky duck, you!

I loooove those cookies! So creative!! :)

Susie said...

Those cookies are too cute!

Yankee Girl said...

Those are so cute! What a fun cookie recipe!

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I love those cookies! Adorable.