Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup butter, softened

  2. 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  3. 1 cup sugar

  4. 1 egg

  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  6. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  7. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  8. White, red and blue candy coating disks

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Santa Claus Cutouts Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until firm.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. Santa cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

  3. Melt white candy coating; using a clean paintbrush, add a beard, mustache, eyebrows, hat brim and pom-pom to each Santa. Melt red coating; add hat, nose and mouth. Melt blue coating; add eyes. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 3 dozen.


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