- 1 Cup Butter (no substitutes) Miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
- 1/2 Cup Sugar Rolled fruit leather, cut into 4 inch long thin strips
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla Decorating Icing
- 2 1/4 Cups All-purpose Flour Package of Gumdrops
Beat butter with an elect. mixer on med. to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 tsp. salt; beat till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. For each snowman, shape dough into three balls: one 1-inch ball, one 3/4-inch ball, and one 1/2-inch ball.
Place balls on an ungreased baking sheet in decreasing sizes with edges touching. Press together slightly. Insert two chocolate pieces in the smallest ball for eyes, one in the middle ball and two in largest ball for buttons. Bake in a 325 degrees F. oven for 18-20minutes or till done. Carefully remove and cool on wire racks.
For Hat, flatten a gumdrop to a thin oval shape. Roll oval into a cone shape. Pinch ends together. Roll up bottom edge of cone to form hat brim. Attach to head with Decorator Icing. Wrap a fruit leather strip around each snowman's neck. Pipe brooms and faces with Decorator Icing. Makes 24.
Decorating Icing; Stir together 1cup sifted powdered sugar and 1tbsp. milk. Stir in a little additional milk till it reaches piping consistency. Tint with paste food coloring.