Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chocolate Butter Snowmen Cookies

Pinterest Inspired Snowman Cookies!

Cute and yummy and just in time for cold winter days.

Chocolate Butter Cookies-
 1 c sugar
1 1/2 c butter, softened
2 egg yolks
2 tsp almond extract
3 c all purpose flour
1/2 c cocoa

Heat oven to 375
Combine butter, sugar, almond extract, and yolks, Cream until fluffy.
Combine flour and cocoa, sift, and gradually add to creamed mixture.
Shape into balls about 2 inches, flatten with back of glass, note- there is no leavening in these cookies so the size you make them is pretty close to the final size.
I also used a smaller glass and created a small well at the edges of the cookies to help contain the chocolate.
Bake 9 minutes, remove and cool on wire racks.

Melt white chocolate, almond bark or Wilton Candy melts in double boiler or in microwave, spoon a puddle onto each cookie.
While chocolate is still wet add hats.
For large hats use 1/2 large Resee's cup and 1/2 small Resee's cup.
For small hats use only 1/2 small cup.
Place candy eyes, or chocolate chips for eyes. (candy eyes may be purchased at cake decorating shops)

Finishing touches
When chocolate is cooled you may now pipe noses, mouths, and if you are making frosting eyes do this also when chocolate has cooled, placing frosting onto warm chocolate ends up in a mess!
Make a small amount of frosting or use store bought or the Wilton cake tubes, (Wilton works well because you can screw on the top of a coupler and a tip, then save left over frosting at room temp and most products can be purchased at Walmart, Michaels an Hobby Lobby, plus who wants to make black frosting!)

I used gel tube icing for the holly on the hats.

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