Living in Florida it's always warm, even when it gets cold it's nothing compared to my Upstate New York days. Here is a cute little cookie to make that's fun for the kids and festive for the Christmas cookie tray, delicious too!
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups flour
1 bag candy bells shaped filled with peanut butter or miniature peanut butter cups sliced in half.
whip licorice cut into tiny pieces dipped in orange frosting or just use a writing tip with stiff frosting and pipe the nose.
miniature chocolate chips for eye
Preheat to 350 degrees
In a large mixing bowl cream the shortening, sugars, peanut butter until smooth. Add all the rest of the ingredients to form a ball.
Roll into one inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet or lined with parchment paper and bake 9 minutes or just until the sides are firm.
Make frosting thin using powdered sugar and water until it make the right consistency.
Spread the cookies. Add the hat and nose.
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Hi I'm Claudia, I blog about my family recipes some over 100 years old and Italian American foods. I am an author of a cookbook dedicated to my mom.