Santa Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies beg to be decorated. Gather family and friends and make sweet Santas.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 72

1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
3/4
cup sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Icing red icing
Betty Crocker™ red sugar
1
pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Icing white icing
1
pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cookie Icing blue icing
Red gum drops
Betty Crocker™ red cinnamon decors

  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Cover and refrigerate dough at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut dough with Santa cookie cutter; place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3 Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely. Frost cookies with red icing; sprinkle with red sugar crystals. Decorate as desired using white and blue icing. Add gum drop for belt buckle and cinnamon candy for nose.

Expert Tips

To freeze cookies, place unfrosted cookies in an airtight freezer container and label. Freeze for up to 3 months. Cookies will thaw while you decorate them.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.