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Ugly Holiday Sweater Sugar Cookies

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12
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What's better than an adorably ugly holiday sweater? One that you can eat, of course! Bake and get creative in decorating these easy and colorful Christmas sweater sugar cookies with your family and friends. With the help of Betty Crocker™ Decorating Cookie Icings, Sprinkles and Sugars, the only limit is your festive imagination!
Updated Oct 21, 2022

Ingredients

Decorations, as desired

  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Cookie Icings (assorted colors)
  • Betty Crocker™ Black Writing Gel
  • Betty Crocker™ Writing Icing Classic Colors (assorted colors)
  • Betty Crocker™ Decorating Sprinkles and Sugars (assorted colors)
  • Assorted candies for decorating, such as Betty Crocker™ Dessert Decorations Candy Eyeballs, small gumdrops, M&M’s Minis® Milk Chocolate Candies, Reese’s Minis Unwrapped Peanut Butter Cups
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, melted butter and egg until soft dough forms. Place one-third of the dough into small bowl. Tint red by stirring in food color.
  • 2
    On floured surface, drop by slightly less than tablespoonfuls of doughs in random pattern to make large rectangle. Dough pieces should be just touching together.
  • 3
    Push dough toward center on all sides to make 6x5-inch rectangle. Roll dough 1/4-inch thick to create marbled pattern. Cut shapes with floured 3 1/2- to 4-inch sweater shaped cookie cutter. Lightly press back of cookie spatula in flour, and slide under cookie dough; place cutouts 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press any leftover scraps together, and reroll on floured surface to make more cookies.
  • 4
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5
    Use Decorations as desired, using photo as a guide. Let stand at least 1 hour or until set. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature with waxed paper between layers.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Ugly Christmas sweater cookies turn out best when baked one sheet at a time on middle oven rack. Allow cookie sheet to cool completely in between batches. Otherwise, cookies will spread too much.
  • tip 2
    Be sure to work quickly when adding decorations to your Christmas sweater sugar cookies, as icing sets quickly.
  • tip 3
    The more cookies are rolled, the more marbled the cookies become.
  • tip 4
    Have an ugly holiday sweater cookie decoration party with your family (while wearing ugly holiday sweaters, of course).
  • tip 5
    Short on time? Make and bake cutout cookies the day before decorating. Cool completely, and then store in a covered container at room temperature until the next day. Continue as directed in recipe.

Nutrition

240 Calories, 10g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 35g Total Carbohydrate, 19g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
19g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 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.
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