Santa Claus pays a visit to your table in these delightfully cute cookies.
1 cup butter
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1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour plus additional for rolling
Royal Packaged Icing Mix
Red food coloring
Pastel candy dots
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place butter in a bowl and cream until nice and fluffy. Gently beat in sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the milk and vanilla. Add in flour; mix thoroughly. Chill dough for 1 to 2 hours or until it is easy to handle.
Work with 1/3 of the dough at a time and leave rest in the refrigerator until ready to use.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Take a Santa shaped cookie cutter and dip it into flour, then cut out Santa faces. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until just golden brown. Let cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Take off from cookie sheet and cool completely.
Prepare the royal icing agreeing to holder directions. Color half the icing red and leave the other half the original color. Using a icing bag or plastic bag with a hole cut in it, pipe a red Santa hat on each cookie. Effect up with white icing for Santa's beard, eyes and hat pompom.
Place a candy embellishment in the center of each white eye. Allow icing to set before serving.
Makes 18 to 24 cookies.
=> Christmas Cookie Recipes: Easy Snowmen Cookies
These snowmen are easy to make and they make nice centerpiece decorations.
1 (16 oz.) holder Nutter Butter Cookies
1 1/4 pounds white candy coating, melted
Miniature chocolate chips
M&M little baking bits
Pretzel sticks, halved
Orange and red decorating gel or frosting
Using tongs, dip cookies in candy coating; shake off excess. Place cookie on waxed paper.
To decorate: Place two chocolate chips on one end of cookies for eyes. Place baking bits down middle for buttons. For arms, dip ends of two pretzel stick halves into coating; attach one to each side.
Let stand until hardened. Pipe nose and scarf with gel or frosting.
Makes 32 cookies.
=> Christmas Cookie Recipes: Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies
The peppermint twist isn't just a song, but a delicioius holiday cookie that is colorful and festive.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 to 8 drops red food coloring
36 chocolate kisses
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and the sugar. Add in the egg yolk, peppermint citation and vanilla extract; mix well.
In a cut off bowl, combine the flour and salt; Gently add to creamed mixture.
Divide the dough into two sections. Tint one section red. Divide the dough into four sections. You should have two red sections and two quarterly sections. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Shape each section into a 9-inch log. Place one plain log next to one red log. Gently twist the plain and red logs together and generate one swirled log. Repeat with the other two logs.
Cut each log into nine slices; roll each slice into a ball. Place each slice 1-inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with a glass.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Press a chocolate kiss candy piece into each cookie center, while cookies are still warm. Let cool.
Makes 36 cookies.Christmas Cookie Recipes - Santa Face Cookies