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Santa Heart-Shaped Cookies

Santa Heart-Shaped Cookies
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 15

These cute and easy Santa cookies will be a hit on cookie trays! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup butter, melted
1
egg
Betty Crocker™ red gel food color
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Decorations, as desired
Betty Crocker™ Candy Shop candy eyeballs, M&M'S™ Minis™ chocolate candies, semisweet chocolate chips, miniature marshmallows, flaked coconut, white candy sprinkles

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, melted butter and egg until soft dough forms. On floured surface, roll dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut with floured 3-inch heart shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheets, place cutouts 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In small bowl, stir food color into 1/2 cup of frosting to create desired color. Place 1/3 cup untinted frosting into small resealable food storage plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut off tiny bottom corner of bag; set aside.
  • 5
    Turn cookies so pointed ends are up. Working with one cookie at a time, spread 2 teaspoons of remaining untinted frosting on lower third of cookie for beard. Spread generous teaspoon red frosting on upper 1/3 of cookie for hat. Squeeze bag of frosting to pipe dots to attach eyes and nose. Pipe to finish hat, pom pom; decorate with additional decorations as desired. (Use photo as guide.)
  • 6
    Decorate each cookie before starting another so frosting does not set. Let stand until frosting is set, about 1 hour. Store in airtight container at room temperature with waxed paper between layers.
  • Use completely cooled cookie sheets. Cookies will spread too much if put on a hot or warm cookie sheet.

Expert Tips

  • Frosting tends to set quickly once spread; for best results, completely decorate 1 cookie before starting another.
  • If using 20% more cookie mix (21 oz size pouch), add 1 tablespoon water to cookie mix, flour, butter and egg. Purchase 2 containers of Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting. Increase red tinted frosting to 3/4 cup and use additional frosting for piping. Makes 25 cookies.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
64g
21%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
43g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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