Snowman Butter Cutouts Recipe

Snowman Butter Cutouts Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 2 Eggland's Best Eggs
  4. 1 cup buttermilk
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  7. 5 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/4 teaspoon salt
FROSTING
  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon almond extract
  4. 4 to 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  5. 1 cup chocolate frosting
  6. AirHeads Xtremes sour belt candies, rainbow chip crunch sprinkles and milk chocolate M&M's
Instructions
  1. n a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the buttermilk and extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight or until easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 4-in. snowman cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. For frosting, in a large bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough cream to achieve spreading consistency. Frost cookies; pipe chocolate frosting onto hats. Cut belt candies into pieces and attach for scarves; use sprinkles for faces and M&M's for buttons. Let stand until frosting is set. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
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