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Baseball Cookies

Hit a home run and surprise your little league team with these scrumptious baseball cookies!

Prep Time:30 min
Start to Finish:3 hr
Makes:About 48 cookies

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Rice Chex®
2 1/2cups Rice Chex® cereal
3/4cup butter or margarine, softened
1package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 1/3cups granulated sugar
2teaspoons vanilla
3cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking powder
2cups powdered sugar
3to 4 tablespoons milk
Betty Crocker® decorating gel, in colors desired
Use red gel to mark the seams in baseballs. Substitute chocolate gel for soccer ball markings, or tint the frosting orange and use chocolate gel for basketballs.
Use only butter or stick margarine in this recipe, since spreads and tub margarines contain added water and will cause the cookies to spread.
Preparation Directions
1.Crush cereal. (To easily crush cereal, place in plastic bag or between sheets of waxed paper, and crush with rolling pin.) In large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Beat in granulated sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, crushed cereal and baking powder. Divide dough into thirds. Wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 hours.
2.Heat oven to 375°F. Roll out dough, 1/3 at a time, on well floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into rounds using 3-inch cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place 2 inches apart.
3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
4.In medium bowl, beat powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Spread over cookies. Let stand until dry. Decorate with decorating gel. Let stand until dry. Store in single layer in airtight container.
Nutritional Information
1 Cookie: Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 45); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 15mg; Sodium 60mg; Total Carbohydrate 18g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 11g); Protein 1% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 6Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils 
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.