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Penguin Cuties

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  • 1 hr 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 50 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Cheerful penguins are a tempting treat when they waddle across your cookie plate.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
Fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting (from 12-oz container)
Orange decorating gel
Black decorating gel
Any red and/or green chewy fruit snack in three-foot rolls, if desired
Red and/or green decorating gel, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed. Shape dough into 8 large (1-inch) balls, 24 medium (3/4-inch) balls and 16 small (1/2-inch) balls.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, to make each penguin, press 1 large ball to form 1/4-inch-thick oval for body. Place 1 medium ball on one end to resemble head, pressing to 1/4-inch thickness. Roll 2 medium balls into ropes; attach to sides of body. Flatten 2 small balls to resemble feet; attach to body. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 Spread frosting on cooled cookies. Use orange gel to outline feet and make beak on head. Use black gel to outline penguin face and decorate body. Cut chewy fruit snack to make scarf for around neck or use decorating gel to make bow tie.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Remove half of cookie dough from wrapper; refrigerate remaining dough until needed. Shape dough into 8 large (1-inch) balls, 24 medium (3/4-inch) balls and 16 small (1/2-inch) balls.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, to make each penguin, press 1 large ball to form 1/4-inch-thick oval for body. Place 1 medium ball on one end to resemble head, pressing to 1/4-inch thickness. Roll 2 medium balls into ropes; attach to sides of body. Flatten 2 small balls to resemble feet; attach to body. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
  • 3 Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 1 minute; carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4 Spread frosting on cooled cookies. Use orange gel to outline feet and make beak on head. Use black gel to outline penguin face and decorate body. Cut chewy fruit snack to make scarf for around neck or use decorating gel to make bow tie.

Expert Tips

Help the children roll the dough and make the penguins. Then, when they are cooled, set up the table with all of the decorations. Decorate one penguin as an example, then let them decorate their own.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Undecorated Frosted Cookie
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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