Jolly Santa Cookies

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Jolly Santa Cookies
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  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 cup granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 tablespoons milk
  6. 2 cups all purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons vanilla frosting
  11. 3 tablespoons red sugar
  12. 18 mini marshmallows
  13. 36 chocolate chips
  14. 18 red cinimon candies
  15. 3/4 cups shredded coconut
  1. 1. Heat oven to 400. Beat butter, sugar and lemon with an electric mixer on medium, or with a spoon. Stir in egg and milk. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. 2. Place dough in rounded teaspoonfuls full 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Use the bottom of a drinking glass to make each about 1/4 inch thick and 3 inches in diameter. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Move immediately from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely – about 30 minutes.
  3. 3. Spread frosting on one cookie, then sprinkle red sugar over the top 1/3 of the cookie to make Santa’s hat. Press on a mini marshmallow for the hats tassel. Press 2 chocolate chips for eyes, and 1 Cinnamon candy for nose in the middle third of the cookie. Then sprinkle the coconut on the bottom third of the cookie for Santa’s beard. Decorate one cookie completely before moving on to the next so that everything sticks.
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