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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 32

Cute and creative Pig Butt Cookies are a perfect Easter treat! MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
32
large marshmallows
4
Starburst™ strawberry-flavored chewy fruit candies, unwrapped
1
container (12 oz) fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting
Pink or red food color
32
pink or black jelly beans, cut in half lengthwise
2
tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons pink sanding sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix cookie dough and flour with hands until well mixed. Reshape dough into 9x1 1/2-inch log. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Remove plastic wrap. Cut dough into 32 slices. Place slices on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Meanwhile, slightly flatten 32 marshmallows.
  • 4
    Remove from oven, and top each cookie with marshmallow. Return to oven, and bake 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly softened. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, on microwavable plate, microwave 1 strawberry-flavored chewy fruit candy uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds until soft but not melted. Flatten candy with fingers to 2x2-inch square. Cut into 8 equal strips. Twist strips into corkscrew tails with one tapered edge. Repeat with remaining 3 candies.
  • 6
    In medium microwavable bowl, tint frosting with food color to desired shade of pink; stir until well blended. Microwave uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until soft but not translucent.
  • 7
    To make pig butt, frost 1 cookie with frosting. Attach 2 jelly bean halves, cut sides down, to bottom of cookie for feet. Sprinkle top of cookie with 1/4 teaspoon sanding sugar. Attach 1 corkscrew tail to center of cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Expert Tips

  • Use a very sharp, clean knife to cut the jelly beans in half.
  • Microwaving the frosting makes it easier to spread over the marshmallows on the cookies.
  • It does help to flatten the marshmallows slightly before frosting if they seem too puffy.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
24g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 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
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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