I was throwing a surprise 50th birthday/ugly sweater party for my husband so for favors, I made melted snowman cookies and these ugly sweater cookies. Everyone raved about them. They are very good and festive and you can vary them to make football jerseys, team uniforms, etc.
In a lg bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs, vanilla, baking powder, salt, then add flour slowly until mixed well. Mix should be refrigerated for at least one hour or over night.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees f. Roll out dough on a floured surface and use a sweater shaped cookie cutter and begin cutting cookie dough. Place onto cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Bake for 6-8 minutes. (makes approx. 2 1/2 dozen cookies) Let cool
When cool, begin melting candy melts, one color at a time, melting candy in 30 second intervals or as directed on package. cover entire cookie with base color, let harden. In a candy melt bottle, melt each color (one at a time) to decorate the cookies with designs, letting them set between each color. You can add candies, sprinkles, etc as icing is wet.