Friday, October 22, 2010
12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies... snowmints
It's another week of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies hosted by April at Abby Sweets.
My girls LOVE books from the American Girl Company. So, when we saw this recipe in the American Girl Library Christmas Crafts, we realized this was something we needed to make! So fun to do together and so minty yummy!
Though these are not your typical Christmas cookie, they offer fun dimension and festivity to a plate of goodies.
Step 1~ In a small bowl, mix together 1 Tablespoon softened butter (do not use margarine), 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon mint extract. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar. When dough becomes too stiff to stir, knead with hands.
Step 2~ Pull off a 1/4 or so of dough and set aside. With the remaining dough, make 12 snowman by forming 2 or 3 marbles sized balls for each one. Stack balls on wax paper to make bodies. To the remainder 1/4 of dough, knead in 1 drop blue food coloring. Wash hands after kneading blue in. Cover snowman bodies and blue dough with moist paper towel.
Step 3~ using non-pareils and carnival sprinkles, add eyes, noses and buttons to snowmen.
Step 4~ roll out scarves, shape hats and ear muffs from the blue dough for snowmen and press into place. Store finished snowmints in the refrigerator and add them to your plate of goodies!