Santa Sugar Cookies

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Santa Sugar Cookies
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  1. 1
  2. cup butter or margarine, softened
  3. 1
  4. package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  5. 3/4
  6. cup sugar
  7. 1
  8. teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1
  10. egg
  11. 3
  12. cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  13. 1/8
  14. teaspoon salt
  15. 1
  16. pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker® Cookie Icing red icing
  17. Betty Crocker® red sugar
  18. 1
  19. pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker® Cookie Icing white icing
  20. 1
  21. pouch (7 oz) Betty Crocker® Cookie Icing blue icing
  22. Red gum drops
  23. Betty Crocker® red cinnamon decors
  1. 1 In large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Cover and refrigerate dough at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  2. 2 Heat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll 1/4 of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut dough with Santa cookie cutter; place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. 3 Bake 7 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely. Frost cookies with red icing; sprinkle with red sugar crystals. Decorate as desired using white and blue icing. Add gum drop for belt buckle and cinnamon candy for nose.
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