Santa’s Belly Cookies

From PILLSBURY

Makes 24 cookies

 

These fun and festive cookies are sure to add a little bit of jolly to your holiday…and a great treat to leave out for Santa and his helpers!

INGREIDENTS

1 package (16 oz) refrigerated PILLSBURY READY TO BAKE! Sugar Cookie Dough (24 count)

24 large marshmallows

1 container (1 lb) vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting

Red, yellow, and black gel food colors

48 white vanilla baking chips (for Santa’s suit buttons)

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. On ungreased cookie sheet, place dough rounds 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are light golden brown. Meanwhile, slightly flatten marshmallows.

2.Remove from oven, and top each cookie with a marshmallow. Return to oven, and bake 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened.

3.Remove cookies from cookie sheets; cool completely on cooling racks. Meanwhile, separate frosting into 3 small bowls, using 1 1/4 cups to make red frosting, 1/4 cup for yellow frosting and 1/4 cup for black frosting. Add food color to each, and mix to get desired colors (red, yellow and black). Frost and decorate cookies to look like Santa’s belly, using photo as a guide.

 

TIPS

As an alternative to yellow and black frosting, try using colorful candies (black licorice, gumdrops, mini candy-coated chocolates) to customize Santa’s belt and buckle.

Store cookies in covered container.

It does help to flatten the marshmallows slightly before frosting if they seem too puffy.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at pillsbury.com