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Santa's Sugar Cookies

 Santa's Sugar Cookies
My mom helped me make these yummy treats for Christmas. After we baked the cookies, I had fun dipping them into the melted chocolate and sprinkling on the peppermint candy pieces.—Mary Kate Schilter, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
48 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, melted
  • 14 peppermint candies, crushed


  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar and
  • salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for
  • at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are
  • lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate; sprinkle with
  • crushed peppermint. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
  • Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 128 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 12 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.