Snowy Shovels

Put a smile on snow shovelers' faces when you greet them with whimsical sweet shovel-shaped cookies.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 20

1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons water
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
10
pretzel rods (about 8 1/2 inches long), cut crosswise in half
2/3
cup white vanilla baking chips
2
teaspoons shortening
Miniature marshmallows (about 80 to 100)
White decorator sugar crystals

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In medium bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, water and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt. Shape dough into twenty 1 1/4-inch balls.
  • 2 Place pretzel rod halves on ungreased cookie sheet. Press ball of dough onto cut end of each pretzel rod. Press dough to make indentation to look like shovel, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet. Bake about 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  • 3 Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Place shovels on waxed paper. In 1-quart saucepan, melt baking chips and shortening over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth; remove from heat. Place 4 or 5 marshmallows in bottom portion of shovel to look like pile of snow. Spoon melted white chocolate over marshmallows and bottom portion of shovel; sprinkle with sugar crystals. If desired, drizzle white chocolate over shovel handle. Let stand until chocolate is firm.

Expert Tips

Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.