Bell-Shape Santa Sugar Cookies

Use a piping bag to easily create Santa's iconic red and white suit. Grab the whole family for some decorating fun.

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  • Makes: 36 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Makes: 36 to 48 cookies
  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Chill: 2 hrs
  • Bake: 7 mins 375°F per batch

Bell-Shape Santa Sugar Cookies

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill about 2 hours or until dough is easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, roll one dough portion at a time to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Using a 2-1/2 to 3-inch bell-shape cookie cutter, cut out dough. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges are very light brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool.
  4. To decorate, spread cookies with red-tinted Creamy White Frosting; immediately sprinkle with red colored sugar. Using a decorating bag fitted with a ribbon tip, pipe a belt across each cookie with black-tinted Creamy White Frosting. Using a small round tip and black frosting, pipe buttons. Using a decorating bag fitted with a small round tip and yellow-tinted Creamy White Frosting, pipe a belt buckle in center of each belt. Using a decorating bag fitted with a star tip, pipe a zigzag of plain Creamy White Frosting at top and bottom of each cookie for ruffles.

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To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Creamy White Frosting

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add about half of the powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar and enough of the remaining milk to reach spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts (Creamy White Frosting)

  • Per serving:
  • 298 kcal ,
  • 16 g fat
  • ( 4 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 mg chol. ,
  • 2 mg sodium ,
  • 38 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 0 g pro.
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Nutrition Facts (Bell-Shape Santa Sugar Cookies )

  • Per serving:
  • 74 kcal ,
  • 4 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat ,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 1 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 15 mg chol. ,
  • 49 mg sodium ,
  • 10 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 4 g sugar ,
  • 1 g pro.
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