Easy Santa Cookies

Decorated in 3-D with frostings and coconut whiskers, these santas are edible art!

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 34
 

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
2
to 3 drops red food color
68
semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup)
34
red cinnamon candies
2/3
cup coconut
34
miniature marshmallows

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  • 1 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Reshape into log. If too soft to cut into slices, refrigerate up to 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into 34 (1/4-inch) slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 3 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter and enough milk until smooth and spreadable. In small bowl, place half of frosting. Add red food color; stir until blended.
  • 5 Frost cooled cookies with red and white frosting. Use small amount of frosting to attach chocolate chips for eyes and cinnamon candy for nose. Gently press coconut into white frosting for beard. Press marshmallow into red frosting for tassel on cap. Let stand until frosting is set. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.
  • 1 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Reshape into log. If too soft to cut into slices, refrigerate up to 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into 34 (1/4-inch) slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 3 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter and enough milk until smooth and spreadable. In small bowl, place half of frosting. Add red food color; stir until blended.
  • 5 Frost cooled cookies with red and white frosting. Use small amount of frosting to attach chocolate chips for eyes and cinnamon candy for nose. Gently press coconut into white frosting for beard. Press marshmallow into red frosting for tassel on cap. Let stand until frosting is set. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.