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Peanut Snowmen

These quick cookies begin with a favorite purchased cookie and end with candy decorations. Just one step comes between start and finish: a simple icing.

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  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk
  • 15 peanut-shaped peanut butter sandwich cookies
  • 15 large gumdrops
  • Granulated sugar
  • Candy decorations or decorator icing

To present as a gift

  • Fabric scraps
  • 2 clear glass plates in 2 sizes
  • Scissors


  1. For icing, in a small bowl combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and enough milk to make a thin icing consistency. Spread about 1 teaspoon icing over the top and sides of each peanut butter cookie so that the texture of the cookie shows through.
  2. To make gumdrop hats, roll a large gumdrop into an oval in granulated sugar. Roll oval into a cone shape; press to seal ends. Curl up bottom edge of cone to form a brim. Attach hat to head of peanut butter snowman with icing. Add candy decorations or decorator icing to make dots for eyes and buttons. Store in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Makes 15 snowmen.
  3. To present this as a gift: Tear the fabric into squares slightly larger than the larger plate. Trim threads, if needed. Arrange the fabric squares on the larger plate, placing so that each corner shows. Place the smaller plate on top. Arrange cookies on smaller plate.

Also try this: Use two or three coordinating paper napkins between the plates.

Nutritional facts per serving calories: 108 , total fat: 3g , saturated fat: 1g , cholesterol: 0mg , sodium: 54mg , carbohydrate: 20g , fiber: 0g , protein: 1g , vitamin A: 0% , vitamin C: 0% , calcium: 1% , iron: 2%

Source: Better Homes and Gardens