Santa and Elf Christmas Cookies
The kids will be jumping for joy when you bring out a cookie plate filled with Santas and his helper elves. These whimsical treats will be a hit with adults, too. The butter cookies are easy to shape and a delight to decorate.
Average Rating: 0 1 cookie: 201 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
YIELD: 3 dozen.
For Santas: On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 portion of dough into a 10-in. circle. Turn a pie plate upside down over circle and cut around the edge with a knife; reserve scraps. Cut into 8 wedges.
For elves: Roll another portion of dough into a 10-in. circle. Cut in half; cut 1 half into 4 wedges and the other half into 8 wedges. Repeat forming Santas with the large wedges. Transfer small wedges to a baking sheet; fold tips down, forming hats.
To decorate: In a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, meringue powder and cream of tartar; add water. Beat on low speed just until combined. Beat on high for 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
1 cookie: 201 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.