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Friday, December 9, 2011

Graham Cracker Santas - Christmas Cookie Countdown

 Dessert ready in 30 minutes! Be creative and make these cute looking Santa cookies – perfect for Christmas - Thank you Pillsbury for this fun idea


Red food color
1 1/4
cups vanilla frosting (from 16-oz. can)
(2 1/2-inch-square) graham crackers
cup (about 75) miniature marshmallows, halved crosswise
small red gumdrops, halved crosswise
red cinnamon candies


1 Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small bowl, stir 1/4 teaspoon red food color into 1/4 cup of the frosting; blend well. In separate bowl, stir 1 drop red food color into remaining 1 cup frosting; blend well.  
2 For each cookie, frost 1 inch of one corner of cracker with dark red frosting for Santa's hat. Place 1 marshmallow piece in corner for pom-pom.  
3 Frost remainder of cracker with pink frosting. Place marshmallow pieces on pink frosting around 2 sides for beard. Add gumdrop for nose and cinnamon candies for eyes. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
Use your favorite flavored graham cracker for these Santas. Break the graham cracker squares in half at the center perforation.
Use kitchen scissors lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray to cut gumdrops and marshmallows.
Kids can wrap individual Santa Grahams in festive colored plastic wrap to leave as a treat for Santa, or to give to grandparents and teachers.

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