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Simple Sugar Cookie Santas

My wife has been making these cookies since she was a teenager, and our kids love making and decorating them.  They are very easy, and they look very festive on any holiday cookie tray.

Ingredients

 

Refrigerated Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough

Semisweet chocolate chips

Red-hot candies (Also called cinnamon drops)

Red and white frosting with decorating tips

Instructions

Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees.

Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

Set aside.

Take one roll of refrigerated Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough.

Cut it into ¼-thick slices.

Place 6-cut sugar cookie rounds on the parchment paper.

Take one sugar cookie round left on the cutting board, and cut a triangle in the middle.

Place the triangle at the top of the sugar cookie round you placed on the prepared cookie sheet.  (This is Santa’s hat.)

Take the two pieces of the sugar cookie dough that were next to the triangle. Place these two pieces on top of the sugar cookie round that is on the prepared cookie sheet.  (This forms Santa’s mustache.)

Repeat the above-four steps for the remaining 5 sugar cookie rounds on the prepared cookie sheet.

Take one red-hot candy and place on the sugar cookie where the two mustache pieces meet.  (If you do not like red-hot candies, you can always make Santa’s nose with red frosting.) Take two chocolate chips and place them below the hat to form Santa’s eyes.

Once you have a sheet of cookies, bake until golden brown, 14 to 17 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking.

Let cool 10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

When cookies have completely cooled, decorate with white and red frosting.

As a side note, these cookies, paired with a packet of “fancy” hot chocolate, make a nice, and inexpensive, Christmas gift for teachers.

 

Simple Sugar Cookie Santa Cookies
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Recipe type: Christmas
 
Ingredients
  • Refrigerated Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red-hot candies (Also called cinnamon drops)
  • Red and white frosting with decorating tips
Instructions
  1. Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Set aside.
  3. Take one roll of refrigerated Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough.
  4. Cut it into ¼-thick slices.
  5. Place 6-cut sugar cookie rounds on the parchment paper, about 1-inch apart.
  6. Take one sugar cookie round left on the cutting board, and cut a triangle in the middle.
  7. Place the triangle at the top of the sugar cookie round you placed on the prepared cookie sheet. (This is Santa’s hat.)
  8. Take the two pieces of the sugar cookie dough that were next to the triangle.
  9. Place these two pieces on top of the sugar cookie round that is on the prepared cookie sheet. (This forms Santa’s mustache.)
  10. Repeat the above-four steps for the remaining 5 sugar cookie rounds on the prepared cookie sheet.
  11. Take one red-hot candy and place on the sugar cookie where the two mustache pieces meet. (If you do not like red-hot candies, you can always make Santa’s nose with red frosting.)
  12. Take two chocolate chips and place them below the hat to form Santa's eyes.
  13. Once you have a sheet of cookies, bake until golden brown, 14 to 17 minutes, switching and rotating sheets halfway through baking.
  14. Let cool 10 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  15. When cookies have completely cooled, decorate with white and red frosting.
 

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