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    Recipes Santa Claus Cookies

    Domestic Goddess Dec 13, 2012

    1. Domestic Goddess

      Domestic Goddess Regular Chatter

      (This recipe is from my 1982 Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook)
      Santa Claus Cookies
      1 cup granulated sugar
      1/2 cup shortening, or butter flavor shortening
      2 Tbsp. milk
      1 tsp. grated lemon peel (I omit this, dont really need it)
      1 egg
      2 cups all-purpose flour
      1 tsp. baking powder
      1/2 tsp. baking soda
      1/2 tsp. salt
      Creamy Frosting (See recipe below)
      Miniature Marshmallows
      Red Sugar
      Dark Raisins or Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
      Red Hots Cinnamon Candies
      Flaked or Shredded Coconut
      Mix granulated sugar, shortening, milk, lemon peel and egg.
      Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
      Heat oven to 400 degrees.
      Shape dough into 1-1/4 inch balls.
      Place about 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten each to about 2-1/2 inch in diameter, with greased bottom of a beverage glass dipped in sugar.
      Bake until edges are light brown, 8 to 10 minutes; then let cookies cool completely before frosting them.
      Spread cookie with small amount of Creamy Frosting.
      Sprinkle top third of cookie with red sugar (to make Santa's cap).
      Press on miniature marshmallow for tassel of cap.
      Press 2 raisins (or 2 chocolate chips) for the eyes, and 1 red cinnamon candy for the nose.
      Sprinkle bottom third with either flaked or shredded coconut, for the beard.
      Frost and decorate each cookie before starting another.
      Yields: about 2 dozen cookies.
      Creamy Frosting:
      Mix 2-1/4 cups powdered sugar, 3/4 tsp. vanilla, and about 4-1/2 tablespoons milk; mix until desired consistency.
      Note: I baked my cookies on Pampered Chef Stoneware, and baked the first 2 batches for 10 minutes, and the last 2 batches for 9 minutes, as the cookies were starting to brown up a bit around the edges.
      Naiwen and APS like this.
    2. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

      Oh my or oh my gosh yes please! I swear! Very sweet or thats soo cute; Miss!
    3. Pat

      Pat Chat Addict

      They are so cute for all the kids.
    4. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      They are great and look lovely :) especially for the kids at Christmas :)

      Thanks for sharing DG :)
    5. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

      too much to be true or too good to be true... yo? at loss for words eh?
    6. Marti

      Marti Super Moderator Staff Member

      yummy thanks