We made these cookies on Christmas Eve...let me clarify that. I was too tired to actually make the cookies, we purchased already made cookies and decorated them so they looked like these... it was much easier!
We used chocolate chips instead of currants- very tasty! The kids really enjoyed these and everyone that came for dinner on Christmas thought they were really cute. Anyways, if you ever want to make these, here's the recipe...
Prep Time:1 hr 10 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 50 min
Makes: 1 1/2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
3 tablespoons red sugar
18 miniature marshmallows
36 currants or semisweet chocolate chips
18 red cinnamon candies
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Beat butter, granulated sugar and lemon peel in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in egg and milk. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 3 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Press bottom of drinking glass on each until about 1/4 inch and 3 inches in diameter. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
3. Spread frosting on cookie (frost and decorate each cookie before starting another). Sprinkle red sugar over top third of cookie for hat. Press on miniature marshmallow for tassel. Press 2 currants for eyes and 1 cinnamon candy for nose into center third of cookie. Sprinkle coconut over bottom third for beard.
1 Serving: Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 90 ); Total Fat 10 g (Saturated Fat 7 g); Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 180 mg; Total Carbohydrate 3 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g); Protein 2 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2 %; Iron 4 % Exchanges: 1 Starch; 2 Fruit; 2 Fat *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
To keep the cookies perfectly round, be sure to drop the dough into mounds 3 inches apart so they won’t bake together.
To make the edge of the frosting even, place some of the frosting in a heavy plastic food-storage bag. Snip off a corner, and squeeze out frosting to outline each cookie before spreading frosting inside the outline.
Recipe found on: http://www.bettycrocker.com/Recipes/Recipe.aspx?recipeId=34271