Easy Gingerbread Snowman Sugar Cookies
Disclosure: I am participating in the Burnbrae Farms campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Have you ever participated in a Christmas cookie exchange? It’s a little piece of holiday magic! You spend an afternoon baking dozens of your favorite cookie recipe. Your friends do the same. Then you get together for a gab session and everyone shares cookies. You come home with your batteries charged from all of that girlfriend time and you have a great variety of cookies for the holiday. What’s not to love about such a sweet tradition?!
A variation on the exchange is everyone brings baking directions and unbaked cookies in plastic-wrapped rolls. Then they can be kept in your freezer and you pull them out to bake throughout the holiday season, as needed.
Whichever way you go at it, it’s a fun time together that benefits everyone. I like to bake and share these Snowman Sugar Cookies. I use my (very versatile!) gingerbread man cookie cutter and quality ingredients. You don’t want to be the one who brings unloved cookies! Burnbrae Farms Eggs have the kind of quality you can feel good about. There’s a good amount of protein in each egg and they provide all nine essential amino acids.
This year, just in time for the holidays, Burnbrae Farms is sponsoring a terrific #CookieEggChange contest. First prize is a $1000 Baking Prize Package that includes a KitchenAid Mixer, a year’s supply of eggs and a Baking Package (cookie sheets, pans, etc.). Additional prizes include an iPad Mini with a recipe stand and a Burnbrae Farms Gift Pack, plus eight additional gift packs with a value of $125 each. Participate in the #CookieEggChange Twitter Party on November 24th at 9PM EST to enter.
Even if you don’t win prizes at the contest, you’ll win accolades when you make the fabulous dessert recipes you can find in the Burnbrae Farms recipe nest. The Brandied Holiday Eggnog and the Merry Meringue Snowmen look especially festive.
Ho, ho, ho! Christmas just got merrier!
Join me for an egg-cellent Twitter party!
If you want to try my Snowman Sugar Cookies, here’s my recipe:
- 2 sticks butter at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 medium Burnbrae Farms Eggs
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- dark blue or black nonpareils (for eyes and buttons)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Put into piping bag with a Wilton #3 tip to outline the snowman
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk (if too runny, add more sugar and vice versa)
- Use the piping bag to fill in the snowman; use bamboo skewer to move around icing to fill in corners
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon milk (if too runny, add more sugar and vice versa)
- orange gel food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Cream butter and sugar for 1-2 minutes
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix until just blended
- Combine flour and salt in a separate bowl
- Add to wet mixture
- Mix until only combined, do not over mix
- Put dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out
- Cut into shapes and place on greased cookie sheet
- Bake for 10 minutes
- Let cool before icing and adding nonpareil eyes and buttons
- Makes 20-30 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutter
Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.