Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Melty snowmen

A week or so ago, hubs' aunt posted this link to the cutest cookies EVER on Facebook.  And I just had to try them!  So I made some sugar cookie dough on Monday and stuck it in the fridge.  It seemed rather crumblier than usual for dough, and sure enough, when I went to make the cookie bases yesterday, I couldn't make it stick together to save my life.  So I grabbed the remainder of a stick of butter, about 1/3 of a cup, threw it in the dough, and beat it for a few minutes.  It was easy to form then, but I crossed my fingers that the cookies would hold their shape and not be too tough.  It seemed to work.  So if this happens to you, give adding more butter a shot.

Anyway, here are some (too many!) shots of our melty snowmen.  Which reminds me that, although it's frigid out there now, by Friday it's supposed to be warmer and melting for real!

Note that, although we were making this evening right before supper, Adam has not been out of his jammies all day!  It's the hols, man!

Julia's---with pink snowballs, of course!

It was fun playing around with the gumdrops left over from our gingerbread house making frenzy.

One of my faves.  Love her little tam-o-shanter.

Anyway, you ought to try these!  They're really fun.  It's nice not to have to mess around with cookie cutters, and the cookies are big enough for the kiddos to decorate without much in the way of assistance.  Yippee!  And did I mention again how dang CUTE they are?  But how can we eat them?  How, I ask you?  How?


Stephanie said...

did I miss the part where you posted the cookie recipe? the cookies are adorable and something our primary would love to do I'm sure! :-)

Stephanie said...

never mind!!! ...found the link and the most amazing Truly Custom Bakery! love it. thanks for sharing. We have a teachers appreciation dinner coming up for Primary next week, think these would be sooooo cute! :-)

Lynn said...

Stephanie, if you go to the link, there's a recipe there and the tutorial. You can use any sugar cookie recipe for the base. I used the Better Homes and Gardens one, because it was simple and had the stuff in the house for it.

Relyn said...

I have to tell you. Those are the MOST adorable cookies I've ever seen. I was stopping by because I wanted to wish you a happy new year and thank you for being a follower of my blog. It means a lot to me. Thank you. May your new year be filled with laughter, more joy than sorrow, peace, and wisdom. Blessings to you. Happy new year!

CJN Enterprises said...

Hi Lynn! We made the cookies last night for New Year's Eve activity at the house. Oh my they are just as cute in real life as they are in the pictures. And yummy! I used the recipe that was in the tutorial for the sugar cookies.