Here is a delicious #Santa Star Cookie #Recipe for you :::
1. 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2. 1/2 cup shortening
3. 1 cup sugar
4. 1 cup packed brown sugar
5. 2 eggs
6. 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
teaspoon vanilla extract
8. 5 cups
9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
10. 1 teaspoon salt
1. 2 cups confectioners' sugar
tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons water
teaspoons meringue powder
teaspoon cream of tartar
5. Red and
black paste food coloring
1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening
and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after
each addition. Beat in orange juice concentrate and vanilla.
2. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;
gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or
until easy to handle.
3. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured
surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 4-in. star-shaped
cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.
4. In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar,
water, meringue powder and cream of tartar; beat on low speed just until
combined. Beat on high 4-5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Tint 9
tablespoons red and 2 tablespoons black. Leave remaining icing white. Keep
unused icing covered at all times with a damp cloth. If necessary, beat again
on high speed to restore texture.
5. Place red icing in a pastry bag. With a #3 round
pastry tip, pipe Santa's hats, noses and suits. Use black icing for eyes,
mittens, belts and boots. With white frosting and a #16 star tip, add the hat
trim, mustaches and beards. With a round tip, add the suit trim. Yield: about 6