Santa Face Cookies

Santa Face Cookies

Your kids can help decorate the Santa faces on these shaped sugar cookies.

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Recipe from Ladies' Home Journal
YIELD
18 cookies
PREP TIME
1 hr 45 mins
TOTAL TIME
2 hrs 45 mins

Santa Face Cookies

Your kids can help decorate the Santa faces on these shaped sugar cookies.

Santa Face Cookies
YIELD
18 cookies
PREP TIME
1 hr 45 mins
TOTAL TIME
2 hrs 45 mins
by 6  people
add your rating
add a comment
Ingredients
  • 1   recipe Cutout Sugar Cookies
  • 1   recipe Royal Icing
  •  Gel paste food coloring
Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
  • 2 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1   cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4  cup sugar
  • 2   large egg yolks
  • 1   teaspoon vanilla extract

Royal Icing For Cookies
  • 1   pound confectioners sugar
  • 5   tablespoons meringue powder or powdered egg whites
  • 1/3  cup water
  •  gel paste food coloring

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Directions
1. 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough and use a 2-by-3-1/2-inch raindrop cookie cutter to cut 18 cookies. Use a 1-1/2-inch round cutter to cut 18 cookies. Place drops and circles on separate baking sheets. Cut each circle in half and separate. Bake cookies until just golden, about 15 minutes for drops, about 10 minutes for cut circles. Cool completely.
2. 
Color 2/3 cup Royal Icing red and 1/4 cup each pink and blue and place in pastry bags with tips. Fill another pastry bag with 1-1/4 cups white icing.
3. 
Ice tops of drop cookies with red icing and bottoms and all half-circles with white icing. Allow icing to set, about 30 minutes. Adhere half-circles to drop cookies with icing to form a mustache. Pipe hat trim and tip with white icing. Pipe eyes and nose with blue and pink icing. Allow icing to set completely, at least 3 hours. Makes 18 cookies.
Cut-Out Sugar Cookies
1. 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough and use a 2-by-3-1/2-inch raindrop cookie cutter to cut 18 cookies. Use a 1-1/2-inch round cutter to cut 18 cookies. Place drops and circles on separate baking sheets. Cut each circle in half and separate. Bake cookies until just golden, about 15 minutes for drops, about 10 minutes for cut circles. Cool completely.
2. 
Color 2/3 cup Royal Icing red and 1/4 cup each pink and blue and place in pastry bags with tips. Fill another pastry bag with 1-1/4 cups white icing.
3. 
Ice tops of drop cookies with red icing and bottoms and all half-circles with white icing. Allow icing to set, about 30 minutes. Adhere half-circles to drop cookies with icing to form a mustache. Pipe hat trim and tip with white icing. Pipe eyes and nose with blue and pink icing. Allow icing to set completely, at least 3 hours. Makes 18 cookies.
Royal Icing For Cookies
1. 
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough and use a 2-by-3-1/2-inch raindrop cookie cutter to cut 18 cookies. Use a 1-1/2-inch round cutter to cut 18 cookies. Place drops and circles on separate baking sheets. Cut each circle in half and separate. Bake cookies until just golden, about 15 minutes for drops, about 10 minutes for cut circles. Cool completely.
2. 
Color 2/3 cup Royal Icing red and 1/4 cup each pink and blue and place in pastry bags with tips. Fill another pastry bag with 1-1/4 cups white icing.
3. 
Ice tops of drop cookies with red icing and bottoms and all half-circles with white icing. Allow icing to set, about 30 minutes. Adhere half-circles to drop cookies with icing to form a mustache. Pipe hat trim and tip with white icing. Pipe eyes and nose with blue and pink icing. Allow icing to set completely, at least 3 hours. Makes 18 cookies.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 300, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 50, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 49, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 99, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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