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Santa Sugar Cookies

Santa Sugar Cookies will be the cutest addition to your Christmas cookie tray. Easy and fun to make with refrigerated cookie dough they are almost too cute to eat! Almost..
Course Christmas, Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 cookies


  • 1 16.5 ounces package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 5-7 oz red fondant
  • Cornstarch for rolling
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • Red decorating frosting
  • Black decorating frosting


  1. 1.Take refrigerated cookie dough out of fridge and break it up. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/4-inch thick. With a cookie cutter, cut into circles.

    2. Allow the cookies to cool completely before beginning the decorating process.

    3.Sprinkle some cornstarch on your clean working surface, as well as on your rolling pin. Roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.

    4.Using the same cutter you used for the cookies, cut 6 fondant circles. Cut each one in half.

    5.Press the demi-circles onto the cookies – they will act as Santa’s hat.

    6.Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing to high. Once the ingredients are well combined, smooth and form stiff peaks, scoop it into a piping bag with a star tip.

    7.On each cookie, frost a ‘fur border’ around the edge of ‘Santa’s hat.’ As well, give ‘Santa’s hat’ a little pompom on the top.

    6.Frost a ‘beard’ on the bottom portion of the cookie.

    9.With the red decorating frosting, give each Santa a nose. With the black, dot two eyes between the beard and the hat.