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Roly Poly Santa Cookie Recipe

These cookies will be the star of Christmas!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, decorated cookies, santa cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

Roly Poly Santa Cookie Recipe

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • red food coloring
  • mini-chocolate chips for eyes and buttons
  • Red Hots for nose

Recipe for frosting:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

Roly Poly Santa Cookie Recipe

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  • Beat the butter on high for 30 seconds. Add sugar, beat until combined, scraping down sides of bowl. Beat in milk and vanilla.
  • Gradually add flour.
  • Remove 1 cup of dough and set aside. Mix red food coloring in the remaining dough. Make a one 1-inch ball and five 1/2-inch balls from the red dough. From the plain dough, make a 3/4-inch ball and four 1/4-inch. Attach them by pushing the dough together, like picture shows. Add the chocolate chips for the eyes and three buttons. After the Santas are assembled on a cookie sheet, bake them for 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes.

Recipe for frosting:

  • Beat shortening and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in mixer for 30 seconds. Gradually add powdered sugar and enough milk to make frosting piping consistency.
  • Spoon frosting into a decorating bag and use a medium, star tip to pipe the Santa's beard, hat and add the nose! Voila, you have a charming little cookie!

Nutrition

Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.1mg