Sugar cookies easily shaped and decorated in the form of snowmen. Perfect holiday project for the whole family.
Prep Time:2 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time:17 minutes
Total Time:2 hours 32 minutes
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 large egg yolk
1 and ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup powdered sugar
5 teaspoons whole milk
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer or a whisk.
Add in salt, egg yolk and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
Add in flours and stir until dough forms.
Divide the dough into 2 pieces, 1 twice as large as the other. Roll each into a log, wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate logs for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Slice each log into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Place 1 large round and then 1 small round right above the large one so that the edges stick to each other. Repeat with the remaining rounds.
Bake 17-20 minutes or until the edges are golden, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking. Let the cookies cool on sheets for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack, let them cool completely before decorating.
Whisk powdered sugar and milk together. Working with 1 cookie at a time, spread 1 teaspoon of glaze evenly onto a cookie, then sprinkle with coconut and decorate with chocolate chips and sprinkles. Let the glaze dry completely before serving.