Lemon Coconut Snowmen CookiesYUMMLY
With a tangy lemon glaze and lemon-flavored dough, these cookies based on store-bought sugar cookie dough appeal to both kids and kids at heart. If your child doesn’t like coconut for the “snow,” trade it out on a couple of cookies for coarse sanding sugar instead. Thin pretzel sticks, orange slice candies, thin fruit roll candy, miniature chocolate chips, and small round sprinkles complete the snowmen decor. Since the decorating is a little intricate, that part is best for older kids or adults to do, but younger kids can still help glaze and sprinkle cookies with coconut. To make the cookies as shown you’ll need a 3 ½- to 4-inch snowman-shaped cookie cutter. Or, if you don’t have one, you can roll the dough into 3 balls for each cookie. Place the balls in a straight line and press down with the bottom of a glass to ¼-inch thickness. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Ashley Strickland Freeman.
- 16 oz. sugar cookie dough (1 log refrigerated cookie dough is 16-16.5 ounces)
- 1/2 cup flour (plus a little more for rolling)
- 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- thin pretzel sticks
- Brachs Hi-C Orange Slices Candy (or other orange slice-shaped candy)
- Fruit Roll-ups™ (such as Fruit by the Foot)
- sweetened coconut flakes (or coarse white sanding sugar)
- mini chocolate chips
- candy sprinkles (small round)
- Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
- Place cookie dough in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until smooth. Add ½ cup flour, the cornstarch, lemon zest, and vanilla and beat until combined.
- Lightly dust a work surface with flour. Roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness and cut into snowman shapes using a 3½- to 4-inch cookie cutter. Or, if you don’t have a snowman cookie cutter, you can roll the dough into 3 balls for each cookie. Place the balls in a straight line and press down with the bottom of a glass to ¼-inch thickness.
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