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Santa Sugar Cookies

Cookie Recipes from Alan' s KitchenMakes about 6 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 min
Chilling Time: 2 hrs
Baking Time: 10 min

Ingredients:

  •    1  cup butter or margarine, softened
  •    1  package (3-ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4  cup sugar
  •    1  teaspoon vanilla
  •    1  egg
  •    3  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8  teaspoon salt
  •    1  pouch (7-ounce) Cookie Icing red icing
  •        Decorator red sugar crystals
  •    1  pouch (7-ounce) Cookie Icing white icing
  •    1  pouch (7-ounce) Cookie Icing blue icing
  •        Red gum drops
  •        Decorator cinnamon candies

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in flour and salt until blended.
  3. Cover and refrigerate dough at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 375F.

  1. On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.)
  2. Cut dough with Santa cookie cutter; place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until light brown.
  4. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  5. Frost cookies with red icing; sprinkle with red sugar crystals.
  6. Decorate as desired using white and blue icing.
  7. Add gum drop for belt buckle and cinnamon candy for nose.

Alan's Kitchen Tip: To freeze cookies, place unfrosted cookies in an airtight freezer container and label. Freeze for up to 3 months. Cookies will thaw while you decorate them.

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