Simple Snowboy & Snowgirl Cookies

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  1. margcata

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    With all the visitors we have had, we didn´t want to get caught without some pastries, cakes and cookies ... My twin grandsons Fillippo & Christophe and my grand-daughter Adyson have one of their favorites to share with the Community ... Team work was the key in this activity and the kids have had a wonderful time with it ...

    By: Margcata

    Preparation time: 20 - 25 minutes

    Baking Time: 21 minutes

    Makes about 3 Dozen

    Ingredients:

    One package ( 8 ounces ) of Philadelphia Creamcheese

    1 cup powdered sugar

    1 1/2 sticks of sweetened butter

    1/2 tsp vanilla

    2 cups flour

    1/2 tsp baking soda

    Minature peanut butter cups ( for hats )

    Decorations such as decorating gels, colored and chocolate sprinkles and nonpareils

    1) Mix cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended

    2) Add flour and baking soda, and mix well.

    a) Shape dough into equal number of 1/2 Inch and 1 Inch diameter balls. Using 1 small and 1 larger ball for each snowboy or snowgirl, place the balls, slightly overlapping on an ungreased baking sheet.

    b) Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness with bottom of glass dipped in additional flour.

    c) Repeat with remaining dough.

    d) Bake at 325 Degrees Farenheit for 19 to 21 minutes or until golden brown.

    e) Cool on iron rack

    f) Sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar and decorate with gels, sprinkles and nonpareils to look like snowboys and snowgirls ... ( Frosty the Snowman )

    g) Cut the peanut butter cups in half and place 1 candy half on the top of each snowboy or snowgirl for hats ...
     
  2. jennio11

    jennio11 Guest

    These sound amazing!  I've been looking for some good, more original Christmas pastries that involve a lot of decorating (my favorite part of baking!)  Do you have pictures?
     
  3. margcata

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    My grandchildren really got involved with the whole project from start to finish ... Unfortunately, being a journalist I prefer my real Nikon non digital camera for Food Styling Photos however, my 2 daughters have decided I need a Digital camera for spontaneous photos, so I am going to take a look at a Benq, a German one which is similar to the Canon and Panasonic before I return to Spain ( I am in Zürich until the 18th ) ... The snowboys and snowgirls are adorable and yes, me too --- love the decorative part ...  and  I shall do a repeat session before going home and take a couple of photos. The best part, is that these snowpeople are not difficult to make and are tasty ... easy to put together too ... and the kids and growups too have a blast with it. Happy Holidays.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2011