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Easy Santa Cookies

Yield: 32 cookies
Prep 1 hr Start to Finish 2 hrs
Easy Santa Cookies
  • 1  roll  (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 2  cups  powdered sugar
  • 2  tablespoons  butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 - 3  tablespoons  milk
  • 2 - 3  drops  red food color
  • 68  semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/4 cup)
  • 34  cinnamon candies
  • 2/3  cup  coconut
  • 34  miniature marshmallows

1. Freeze cookie dough at least 1 hour.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut chilled dough into 1/4-inch slices. (Return dough to freezer if it becomes too soft to cut.) On ungreased cookie sheet place slices 3 inches apart.

3. Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 5 minutes. In small bowl, beat powdered sugar, butter and enough milk until smooth and desired spreading consistency. In small bowl, place half of frosting. Add red food color; stir until blended.

4. Frost cooled cookies with red and white frosting. Use small amount of frosting to attach chocolate chips for eyes and cinnamon candy for nose. Gently press coconut into white frosting for beard. press marshmallow into red frosting for tassel on cap. Let stand until frosting is set. Store between sheets of waxed paper in tightly covered container.

Nutrition Facts (Easy Santa Cookies)
  • cal. (kcal) 120,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 5,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 19,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 14,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 50,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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