Nutritional Info

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 (608g)

Calories 1189
Calories from Fat 34 (3%)
Amount Per Serving %DIV
Total Fat 3.8g 6%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 5.1mg 2%
Sodium 374.7mg 16%
Potassium 336.7mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 295.1g 98%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
Sugars 21.8g
Protein 5.5g 11%

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Recipe Description
You can use almost any type of decoration candies for these festive cookies. This is a recipe for the kids, so get ready to have some fun!
Prep time
25 min
Cook time
10 min
Ready In
35 min


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1 Cup(c)  granulated sugar
1/2 Cup(c)  shortening
2 Tablespoon(T)  milk
1 Teaspoon(t)  lemon peel, grated
1   egg
2 Cup(c)  all purpose flour
1 Teaspoon(t)  baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon(t)  baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon(t)  salt
48   miniature marshmallows
4 Ounce(oz)  red sugar
96   currants
48   red cinnamon candies
6 Ounce(oz)  coconut, shredded
1 1/2 Cup(c)  powdered sugar
3 Tablespoon(T)  water
1/2 Teaspoon(t)  vanilla


Heat oven to 400° F. Mix granulated sugar, shortening, milk, lemon peel and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten to about 2 1/2 inches in diameter with greased bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake until edges are light brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Prepare creamy frosting: Mix all ingredients until of desired consistency. Spread 1 cookie with small amount of creamy frosting. (Frost and decorate cookies one at a time.) Sprinkle top third of cookie with red sugar. Press on miniature marshmallow for tassel of cap. Press 2 currants for the eyes and 1 red cinnamon candy for nose into center third of cookie. Sprinkle coconut over bottom third for beard.


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