They’re a cookie--they’re a treat--they’re super pops! Kids love making and eating them.
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
cup butter or margarine, softened
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
Green food color
wooden sticks with rounded ends
tub Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy ready-to-spread frosting (any white variety)
Assorted decorations, as desired (see ideas below)
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Stir cookie mix, butter, flour and egg in medium bowl until dough forms. Divide dough in half. Stir green food color, a drop at a time, into part of dough used to make Christmas Trees until desired color is reached. Roll dough on floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut green dough with 3 1/2- to 5-inch Christmas tree cookie cutter; cut white dough with 3 1/2- to 5-inch snowman cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Carefully insert a wooden stick into bottom of each cookie.
Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Decorate as directed below.<BR> <BR>
<B>Christmas Trees:</B> Leave frosting white OR stir a few drops green food color into frosting if desired; spread baked cookies with frosting. Sprinkle with colored sugar. Press tiny candies into frosting for tree decorations. To make star for top of tree, flatten large yellow gumdrop by rolling with rolling pin; cut into star shape with sharp knife. Place on cookie.<BR> <BR>
<B>Snowmen:</B> Spread baked cookies with frosting. To make hat, flatten large black gumdrop by rolling with rolling pin; cut into hat shape with sharp knife. Place on cookie. To make scarf, cut long strip from any red variety Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot® chewy fruit snack roll; cut small slits into ends of scarf with scissors to look like fringe. Place around neck of snowman. Use raisins or candy for eyes, nose and buttons. Attach small unwrapped candy cane to snowman.
Serve cookies from little holiday pots to make them even more tempting! Cut pieces of floral foam (available at craft stores) to fit snugly inside flowerpots to within 1/2 inch of tops. Glue or tape foam pieces securely in pots. Carefully poke bottoms of sticks into foam. Cover foam with shredded coconut to look like snow.
Sprinkle coconut over frosted snowmen, one cookie at a time, while frosting is still wet.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cookie
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.