For Spiral Snowman cookies  on a stick, just place a flat wooden stick in the bottom of each cookie before baking.

Yield: 20 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5-ounce) refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Large gumdrops
  • Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
  • Miniature chocolate chips
  • Coarse sugar

 

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Divide dough in half; wrap each half in plastic wrap. Freeze 10 minutes.
  2. Shape half of dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. With fingers, roll each ball into 10-inch rope, about 1/4 inch wide; carefully place on ungreased cookie sheets. With each rope, starting at top, make small spiral for head, continuing to make larger spiral for body (see photo).
  3. Cut hat shapes from gumdrops; place on heads. Use baking bits for buttons; use miniature chocolate chips for eyes and noses. Cut small pieces from red gumdrop for mouths. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  4. Bake 9 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

 

From Pillsbury Holiday Baking by the Pillsbury Editors. Copyright  ©  2007. Used with permission of Wiley Publishing INC., Hoboken, New Jersey, www.wiley.com.