Santa Cookies

Santa Cookies

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

Prep Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

2

1/2

1/2
cup sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® 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."
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Let the kids decorate the cookies using an assortment of decorating candies and sprinkles.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.