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Fun with Santa Cookies

Fun with Santa Cookies
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 20
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.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • Red food color (liquid or paste)
  • Miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits and/or chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour until well blended. Divide dough in half. Wrap half of dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate until needed.
  • 2
    On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. 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.
  • 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 1/2 cup of the frosting and food color until well blended and desired red color. Decorate each cookie to resemble Santa with red and remaining white frosting and baking bits.

  • Paste colors can be found at baking supply stores or at craft stores with the cake decorating supplies. Since paste colors produce an intense deep color, use a small amount. Store paste colors at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
3g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
120mg
5%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
22g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • 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.
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