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Santa Sugar Cookies

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Santa-shaped rolled sugar cookies, decorated with red and white icing, have a fun Reddi-wip beard added just before eating."
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4 h servings 547
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 cookies)


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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(R) 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

Per Serving: 547 calories; 27.6 77.4 4.5 41 232 Full nutrition

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BEST sugar cookie recipe ever. Excellent taste...almost melts in you mouth. I did use European butter, which probably helped! Easy recipe!

This recipe is so good! The reddi whip beard is so cute!

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 ma...

Delicious! Will definitely make again.

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!