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21013 Christmas Cookbook: Jolly Santa’s Treat Cookies
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Red, Green and White Cookie Icing
Red and Dark Green Colored Sugars
White Sparkling or Pearlized Sugar
White Sugar Pearls
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Add flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls.
On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches diameter and 1/8 inch thick. Dip Cookie Hugger or “Ho-Ho” Word cookie cutters in flour before each use.
Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely.
Outline and fill-in cooled cookies with Cookie Icing. For “Ho-Ho” cookies, sprinkle with sugars; let set until icing is completely dry. For snowflake cookie, add white Cookie Icing detail to dried cookie; attach Sugar Pearls with dots of icing.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
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