Rating: 4.57 stars
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Santa-shaped rolled sugar cookies, decorated with red and white icing, have a fun Reddi-wip beard added just before eating.

Recipe Summary test

additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 cookies
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts; mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until well blended. Divide dough into 3 portions; wrap each tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate dough 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled and firm enough to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray baking sheets and 5-inch Santa face cookie cutter with cooking spray; set aside. Roll out 1 portion of dough to 1/4-inch thickness on floured surface with floured rolling pin. Cut out cookies with prepared cutter. Transfer with metal spatula to baking sheet, placing 1 inch apart. Repeat with remaining dough portions, spraying cutter with additional cooking spray as needed.

  • Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are browned lightly. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute before removing cookies and placing on wire racks to cool completely.

  • Use red icing to fill in the hat, leaving the tip of the hat blank. Use white icing to fill in the tip of the hat, the brim of the hat, the beard and to make 2 dots in the center of the face for the eyes. Place a red candy centered between the eyes at the top of the beard for the nose and a mini morsel on each white dot to make eyes. Top beard with Reddi-wip® just before serving.

Cook's Tips:

Royal Icing may be used in place of the purchased cookie icing, if desired. To make the icing, stir together 2 tablespoons meringue powder and 1/4 cup warm water until powder dissolves; mix in 3 cups confectioners' sugar. Tint with food coloring for desired color. Icing may be refrigerated in air-tight container up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 77.4g; fat 27.6g; cholesterol 41mg; sodium 231.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2017
This recipe is so good! The reddi whip beard is so cute! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2018
The taste was great however my feeling is that sugar cookies should be crispy chewy. These definitely were not actually they were borderline soggy. I followed the recipe using butter not margarine or softening. still on the search for the perfect sugar cookies Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2017
This recipe is so good! The reddi whip beard is so cute! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2018
BEST sugar cookie recipe ever. Excellent taste...almost melts in you mouth. I did use European butter which probably helped! Easy recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2017
Delicious! Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2020
Easy to follow and tasted great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2017
I made the dough exactly as instructed and the it was perfect and tasted fantastic. Our daughter did dinosaur cut outs for her son's birthday party and everyone really enjoyed them! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2018
The taste was great however my feeling is that sugar cookies should be crispy chewy. These definitely were not actually they were borderline soggy. I followed the recipe using butter not margarine or softening. still on the search for the perfect sugar cookies Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2020
I used this recipe for a baby shower instead of a Christmas cookie. Like most sugar cookie recipes the dough can be a bit sticky. I had sectioned out 3 dough balls but had to add 3 tbl spoons of flour to each ball to when rolling it out. I think my butter was too warm to begin with. Once I got it to the right consistency there was no holding back. We cut out a boy themed baby shower cookies. I also used the Allrecipes Royal Icing III recipe to ice the cookies. Everyone loved the cookies! I will be using this sugar cookie recipe for all my holiday cookies! Halloween is next! Read More