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Roly Poly Santa Cookie Recipe

Buttery, fat Santa cookies! These are the cutest Christmas cookies to add to your baking list!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas cookies, decorated cookies, santa cookies
Servings: 12 Cookies
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