Santa Face Shortbread Cookies

Relish these Santa faced oatmeal shortbread cookies frosted with Betty Crocker® decorating icing – a distinctive Christmas dessert.

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup quick-cooking oats
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
2
cans (6.4 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Easy Flow white decorating icing
6
miniature marshmallows, cut in half
1
tablespoon Betty Crocker™ red sugar
24
blue miniature candy-coated chocolate candies
12
red miniature candy-coated chocolate candies

  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Stir in flour, oats and baking powder. Gather dough into ball. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On well-floured surface, roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 3- to 3 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 4 Turn cookies so pointed ends are up. Using desired tip, pipe frosting on upper 1/3 of cookie. Place 1 marshmallow half at tip of each cookie for hat; sprinkle with red sugar. Using small dots of frosting, attach 2 blue candies on each cookie for eyes. Pipe small frosting mustache below eyes; place red candy in center for mouth. Pipe frosting on lower 1/3 of each cookie for beard. Store in single layer, loosely covered.

Expert Tips

These cookies are fragile when they are hot, but are very sturdy once they have cooled.

Use any small round blue and red candies for the eyes and noses.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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 Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.