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Santa Hat Cookies

An adorable Christmas cookie, these are easy enough for little hands and pretty enough to serve at any party.

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz pkg ready to bake sugar cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • heaping 1/2 tsp red gel food coloring
  • white sprinkles
  • miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  • Open the package and cut each cookie in half. Using your hands, roll each half into a ball. Put the palls on an ungreased cookie sheet, 1" apart from each other.
  • Bake the sugar cookies at 350 degrees, for 10-12 minutes, or until set and golden brown. Let the cookies rest 1-2 minutes, and then remove them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
  • To the bowl of a stand mixer, add the marshmallow creme & butter. Using the paddle attachment, beat them together until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly, a little bit at a time, beat in the powdered sugar until it's completely incorporated and the frosting's fluffy. Add the food coloring, mixing again until it's mixed throughout and the frosting's a uniform red.
  • Spread the edges of a gallon sized ziplock bag out over the lips of a small-medium mixing bowl (whichever it fits over). Add the frosting to the center of the bag. Pull the edges up, twist closed over the frosting, and use scissors to cut a small whole in one of the bottom corners. 
  • Pipe the frosting into a wide circle, and then pipe in and up into a hat shape. Top each with a mini marshmallow. Immediately (so the frosting isn't dry & it sticks) sprinkle the sprinkles around the bottom of the frosted cookies to resemble a Santa hat.