Santa-on-a-Stick Cookies

Beautiful Christmas cookies decorated with candies and sticks - perfect dessert for a timeless treat.

  • prep time 1 hr 55 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 14

Ingredients

1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
tablespoons milk
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1
egg
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
14
craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
Small round candies or chocolate chips
1/2
cup vanilla frosting
Red food color
Colored sugar, if desired
Miniature marshmallows
Flaked coconut, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, butter, milk, almond extract and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until well blended. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until dough forms.
  • 2 Shape dough by 2 tablespoonfuls into 1 1/2-inch balls. Remove about 1/2-inch piece of dough from each. On ungreased cookie sheets, place larger balls about 3 inches apart. Flatten to 1/2-inch thickness with floured bottom of glass. Insert wooden stick into side of each. Shape small pieces of dough into triangles; press and flatten onto rounds opposite sticks to form hats.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Insert candies into cookies for eyes, nose and mouth. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Tint about 1/4 cup frosting with red food color. Frost hats; sprinkle with colored sugar. Add miniature marshmallows to tips of hats. Use additional frosting and candies, granulated sugar and coconut for brims of hats. Use about 1/4 cup white frosting and additional coconut for beards.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    285
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    35mg
    35%;
    Sodium
    135mg
    135%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    44g
    44%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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