Recipe includes clever suggestions formaking whimiscal santa faces, such as pressing small pieces ofthe cookie dough through a garlic press to make a curly beard.
Recipe: Santa Face Cookies
1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup currants, chopped 2 tablespoons cinnamon candies 1 teaspoon red food coloring 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened baking cocoa
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
In a large bowl beat together butter,sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in milk andvanilla. Add flour and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1hour or until firm.
Divide dough into thirds and roll outone portion at a time on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inchthick. Cut dough with a large, floured, Santa-shaped cookie cutterand place 1-inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Decorate Santas using currants for eyes,cinnamon candy for the nose and red food coloring painted onfor the hat and mouth. Make a paste of baking cocoa and waterfor the eyebrows. Press small pieces of the dough through a garlicpress to make a curly beard; press on to chin.
Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, oruntil golden brown. Cool on the cookie sheets for 1 minute, thentransfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 36 cookies.
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