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Santa’s Sugar Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Makes

4 dozen

My mom helped me make these yummy treats for Christmas. After we baked the cookies, I had fun dipping them into the melted chocolate and sprinkling on the peppermint candy pieces.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips, melted
  • 14 peppermint candies, crushed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. Dip one end of each cookie into melted chocolate; sprinkle with crushed peppermint. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 128 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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