Santa Cookies

The young and young at heart can't resist sugar cookies decorated to resemble jolly old St. Nick!

  • prep time 1 hr 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 30

Ingredients

1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
tablespoon red cinnamon candies
1/2
cup fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting (from 12-oz container)
1/4
cup flaked coconut or edible glitter
1
roll (0.75 oz) chewy fruit snack in 3-foot rolls (any red flavor)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in vanilla and egg. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. For each cookie, flatten ball into about 1 1/2-inch round with fingers; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Lightly press 2 chocolate chips into upper third of each dough round for eyes.
  • 3 Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately press 1 cinnamon candy onto each cookie for nose. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool 15 minutes.
  • 4 Place frosting in small resealable food-storage plastic bag. Seal bag; cut off small corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting along bottom edge of cookie and above cinnamon candy for beard. Lightly sprinkle coconut over frosting; gently press into frosting.
  • 5 Cut fruit snack into 2-inch-long pieces. Cut each piece diagonally in half to make 2 triangles. With small amount of frosting, attach fruit snack triangle on each cookie for hat. Fold top corner of each triangle over; pipe frosting "tassle" on pointed end of each "hat."
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    60mg
    60%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    12g
    12%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    0g
    0%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    2%;
    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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