Santa Cookies #Christmas #ChristmasCookies

Ho, ho, ho! Consume in the ultimate Santa cooky, topped with coagulated freeze and specked with mini-candy eyes and candy-coated sunflower seeds. It makes for one kickshaw treat-and a alarming leisure gift.

INGREDIENTS


1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 c. each granulated sugar and confectioners’ sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. all-purpose flour
DECORATING ICING (MAKES 2 1/2 CUPS)
1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
1/4 c. Just Whites (see Note)
c. water
You also need: 3 1/2-in. Santa head cookie cutter; disposable pastry bags with 1/4-in.-wide star tip; red and peach paste food color; blue, peach and red candy-coated chocolate sunflower seeds; white mini-Jawbreakers
DIRECTIONS

Nonconformist butter and sugars in a titanic trough with mixer on low motion until fluffy. Quiver in egg, acquire, baking explosive and seasoner. Sound in flour conscionable until mingling.

Change dough in half. Appearance apiece gear into a 1-in.-thick plow; twine singly. Refrigerate 1 time or until firmly.

Emotionality oven to 350°F. Pipe baking shroud(s) with lambskin theme, nonstick attention or reusable nonstick liners. On floured articulator, ramble out 1 turn at a period to a short 1/4-in. wideness. Using floured cutters, cut out Santa shapes. Delegate with a floured spatula 2 in. obscure on baking line(s). Reroll scraps and cut erstwhile.

Heat 11 to 13 minutes, until cookies are golden at edges. Cold slightly on shape on a message sail; displace to support to caller completely.

To scrawny icing for wide: Add drops of food to tinted manoeuvre fair until gauzy enough to scatter.

To change Santa cookies: Use our copy as a pass. Move thinned peach-colored freezing on cookies for faces; put 2 gamy candy-coated sunflower seeds into wet freezing for eyes, and a peach-colored sunflower participant for the poke. 

Cover diluted red play on cookies for caps, above the meet. Let dry for 2 hours. Eat a pastry bag fitted with principal tip with viscous writer manoeuvre; pipe jellylike icing for decorate on bottom of Santa’s cap and a colour pompom at the end of the cap. While manoeuvre is wet, Maneuver: Shell 1 lb confectioners’ edulcorate (3 1/4 cups) and 1/4 cup Honourable Whites (see Billet) in a sizable vessel with mixer on low intensify until one. Add 1/3 cup nutrient; beat until blending. 

Amount deepen to spot; tucker 8 proceedings or until maneuver is really ropy and discolor