These cookies are one of my favorite holiday treats; they are so addicting. The recipe comes from my sister. She usually makes the dough ahead of time, freezes it, then thaws and bakes the cookies. Then we all help decorate them.
Philadelphia Snowman Cookies
1 (8oz) pkge cream cheese, softened
1 c confectioner’s sugar
6 oz (1 ½ sticks) butter, softened
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 c all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
Cookie sheets (**I line mine with parchment paper, but if you don’t use parchment paper, then don’t grease)
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Combine flour and baking soda; add to the butter mixture and mix well.
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
Shape the dough into an equal number of ½-inch and 1-inch balls. Using 1 small ball and 1 large ball for each snowman, set the balls, slightly overlapping, on cookie sheets. Flatten the snowmen to ¼-inch thickness with the bottom of a glass dusted with flour.
Bake until cookies are light golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
To decorate: sprinkle sifted confectioner’s sugar, paint on facial features, scarf, mittens, buttons, etc, with colored gel or icing. Miniature peanut butter cups can be cut in half and used as hats.
Per cookie: 126 calories, 2 grams protein, 12 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams sugar, 8 grams fat, 15 milligrams cholesterol, 80 milligrams sodium
Thanks to my sister for sharing and typing out the recipe :)