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Santa Sugar Cookies

What could be a better way to welcome Santa into your home?
Courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Your kids and dinner guests will surely get a kick out of these Santa sugar cookies. Don't forget to add on his whipped cream beard before digging in. 

Recipe courtesy of Ready Set Eat

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup butter, softened (1 cup = 2 sticks)
  • 1-1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoon almond extract
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 pouches (7 oz each) red decorating cookie icing
  • 2 pouches (7 oz each) white decorating cookie icing
  • 22 red candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 44 mini semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Reddi-wip® Original Dairy Whipped Topping

Directions

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.

Preheat oven to 375°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.