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Jack Stacks

1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened
1 Land O Lakes Egg
3 tablespoons dark corn syrup or molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 to 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes Half & Half or Fat Free Half & Half
Red and yellow food color*
Black decorator gel
6 green gumdrops, cut into fourths


Combine sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, corn syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each third into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm. Heat oven to 375F. Roll out dough on well-floured surface, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 5-inch snowman cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake 5-7 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely. Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl. Beat at low speed, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Add red and yellow food color, 1 drop at a time, until desired orange color. Frost cookies. Create faces on each round section using black decorator gel. Add green gumdrop piece for stem. *Substitute orange food color.

Source: www.landolakes.com