Fun with Santa Cookies

You don't need fancy holiday cookie cutters for these cuties. Just cut refrigerated cookie dough into simple shapes and decorate for a w(ho-ho-ho)le lot of fun.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
Additional 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)
Red food color (liquid or paste)
Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits and/or chocolate chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in 1/4 cup flour until well blended. Remove half the dough, and refrigerate remaining dough until needed. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons flour onto work surface. With floured rolling pin, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick.
  • 2 With cookie cutters, cut dough into 2 1/2-inch rounds, ovals, stars and half moon shapes (see shapes in photo). On ungreased cookie sheets, place shapes 2 inches apart. Repeat with remaining half of dough and flour.
  • 3 Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix frosting and food color until well blended and desired red color. Decorate each cookie to look like Santa with red frosting and baking bits.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    120
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    5g
    5%
    (Saturated Fat
    1 1/2g,
    1 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    5mg
    5%;
    Sodium
    70mg
    70%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    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.
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