Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa Cookies

I have been making these santa cookies every Christmas for as long as I can remember. It wouldn't be Christmas without them! We usually make them with a couple of rolls of pillsbury sugar cookie dough, but this year I decided to make my own dough. I used my sister's sugar cookie recipe, divided it in half and rolled them into logs. It worked beautifully and this dough didnt spread at all!
The M-ster sprinkling the hats. She wasnt too interested in helping yesterday- good thing we only did one roll- maybe she will want to help another day:
"Ooohhh..." The T-ster thinks they look pretty good even before they are baked:
Santa Cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
red sprinkles
chocolate chips
red hot
piece of nut
white frosting
*Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
*Cream the butter and sugar
*Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy
*Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix well.
*Divide dough in 2 and roll each piece into a log. Wrap in seran wrap and chill overnight- rotating occasionally to help keep a round shape.
*Slice chilled dough into about 1/4 inch slices (I got about 24 slices out of one roll- equals 12 cookies)
*Place one slice on a greased baking sheet. Take another slice and cut a triangle into it. Place the triangle on top of the head and place the other two pieces on the face as a mustache.
*Place two chocolate chips on each face for the eyes. The red hot for the mouth, under the mustache and the nut for the nose. Sprinkle the hat with red sugar sprinkles.
*Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 min.
*When cooled, frost the moustache and decorate the bottom edge of the hat and tip of the hat with a star decorators tip.

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