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Snowman Cookies

(Makes about 30 cookies)
Snowman Cookies
Ingredients:

1 cup butter, room temperature
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
3-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mini chocolate chips

Icing:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 to 2 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
Red and green food coloring
30 Chocolate kisses for hats

Directions:

Beat together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and extracts; mix well.

Combine flour and baking powder.  Gradually beat the flour mixture into the
creamed butter.  Cover and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.

Roll dough into 90 balls:  30 (1-inch), 30 (3/4-inch), 30 (1/2-inch)
Position one ball of each size on an ungreased baking sheet to form a
snowman.  Repeat with remaining balls.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Press mini chocolate chips into each snowman for eyes and buttons.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

For Icing:
Combine the sugar, milk, and extract in  a bowl until smooth.  Divide icing into
2 bowls.    Stir red food coloring into 1 and green coloring into the other.
Spoon icing into 2 pastry bags fitted with small star tip.  Pipe around each
snowman’s neck to form a scarf.  Use icing to attach a chocolate kiss to each
snowman.  Pipe a rim and pom-pom on each hat.
Snowman Cookies
These adorable snowman cookies not only look good but taste delicious.  The cookie
dough is made with butter and cream cheese with a hint of coconut flavor.  They are
nice cookies for Christmas or any winter get-together.
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