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Jolly Santas

 Jolly Santas
These whimsical cookies will bring a smile to anyone's face! Get kids involved in the fun by letting them add the red-hot candies. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
15 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


  • 1 cup refrigerated Holiday Cookie Dough
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups vanilla frosting, divided
  • Red paste food coloring
  • 30 miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 15 red-hot candies


  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out cookie dough to 1/8-in.
  • thickness. Cut out 15 ovals, using a 3-in. egg-shaped cookie cutter
  • dipped in flour. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Sprinkle cookies with confectioners' sugar. In a small bowl, tint 3/4
  • cup frosting with food coloring; frost top third of each cookie.
  • Using a star tip and remaining vanilla frosting, pipe a pom-pom, fur
  • hat brim, eyebrows, eyes, mustache and mouth on each cookie. Press
  • two chocolate chips and a red-hot candy into frosting for pupils and
  • mouth. Yield: 15 cookies.