Lemon Snowmen

Celebrate winter with these cute snowmen!


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

12 snowmen

Prep Time

40 minutes

Chill Time

2 to 24 hours

Rise Time

35 to 45 minutes

Bake Time

15 minutes

Ingredients


  • Dough
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (4-1/2 tsp.) envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons water
  • Decorations such as chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, red hots, candies or fruit snack strips

Directions


Combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120o to130oF). Add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs, lemon peel and 1 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.

Remove dough from refrigerator; divide into 12 equal pieces. Divide each piece into 1 small, 1 medium and 1 large piece. Roll into smooth balls. Arrange balls in a row on greased baking sheets, with edges touching to make a snowman. Flatten slightly with palm of hand. Repeat with remaining dough to make 12 snowmen. Allow 2 inches between snowmen on baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 35 to 45 minutes.

Bake at 375oF for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from sheet; cool on wire rack, Drizzle with Lemon Glaze; decorate with chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, red hots or candies for face and buttons. Use fruit snack strips to make a scarf.
 
Lemon Glaze
Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.  Add enough water to make glaze spreading consistency. Stir until smooth.