Snowmen Biscuits

    1 hour

    These adorable cut-out biscuits make a lovely Christmas treat, with simple, wholesome ingredients and a luscious cream cheese icing. Use an arsenal of dried currants and candied orange peel to make the snowmen's faces, and colour some of the icing with food colouring if desired to make snuggly hats.

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    Serves: 30 

    • 300g caster sugar
    • 225g butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 225ml soured cream
    • 625g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • Icing
    • 1 (200g) tub cream cheese, softened
    • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 475g icing sugar

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Cream together caster sugar, butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and eggs. Add soured cream.
    2. Mix together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Gradually add to the egg-sugar mixture.
    3. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
    4. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5.
    5. Roll out chilled dough on lightly floured surface to .5cm thick. Cut out biscuits using desired biscuit cutter. Bake on lightly greased baking tray for 10 to 12 minutes.
    6. To make icing: In small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat together the softened cream cheese and evaporated milk until smooth. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon salt and icing sugar. Beat until well blended. Colour if desired and ice cooled cookies.

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    Hi, I couldn't make this recipe because it was too hard to find sour cream(I tried everywhere I could. But if I had Sour cream i'm sure this would have been an amazing recipe, Thank's Bye !  -  16 Dec 2012


    I have given this recipe to at least a dozen people. I absolutely love these cookies! I make about four batches for Christmas and freeze a few after they are cooked to enjoy later. Fluffy, delicious and easy to make! What more could you ask for?  -  20 Jan 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the best sugar cookie recipe. I will always use this recipe for my holiday cut-outs. My only suggestion is to cut them out very close together, and don't re-roll the scraps. The cookies from the scraps were not as tender as the first cut out ones. Great recipe!  -  15 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)