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From "Denver Post." I love that's there's eggnog in the frosting, too. These travel well and are showy enough for gifts. Note: you can chill the dough in a log shape and slice and bake. If you omit the nutmeg these taste more like a sweet vanilla cookie.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter.
- Beat at medium speed, scraping the bowl often, until mixture is creamy (1-2 minutes).
- Add 1/3 cup eggnog, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Continue beating until well mixed (1-2 minutes).
- Reduce speed to low and add flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
- Beat until dough is well mixed (1-2 minutes).
- Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate dough until firm, at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Roll out dough, one half at a time, on a lightly floured work surface to a 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out cookies with 3-4 inch snowman cookie cutter.
- Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet (I use silipat mat).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix all frosting ingredients until creamy.
- Frost snowmen with white frosting.
- Use the tinted frosting to decorate the cookies as desired.
- Add min chips for eyes and buttons.
- For a wavy effect, pipe tinted frosting in parallel lines.
- Drag a toothpick through frosting before it sets.