Santa Face Cookies

Please sit back and enjoy this amazing guest post Santa Face Cookies from my friend Callye who blogs at The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. She is one of the most talented people I know; seriously each cookie she creates is a work of art. And let’s be honest… you would rather eat a pretty cookie than a not-pretty one.

Santa Face Cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle #BringtheCOOKIES

Hi, I’m Callye and I am so excited to be hanging out in Katrina’s Kitchen today. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a cookie crazy Texas girl who loves cookie decorating so much that I write an entire blog about cookie decorating. If you love cookies, be sure to come visit my blog, The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. There are always cookies happening at my place! Christmas is really the busiest time of year for me, so I thought it would be fun to come on over and show off one of my most popular decorated Christmas cookies, Santa Clause!

Santa Bell Cookies from Sugarbelle on @KatrinasKitchen

This may look like a difficult cookie to master, but broken down into steps, Santa is actually a very manageable cookie, even for beginners. To make these you will need:

  • Santa shaped cookies
  • red piping and flood icing
  • medium and stiff white piping icing
  • flesh tone twenty-second icing
  • black candy beads
  • pink petal or lustre dust

1. Begin by outlining the hat and beard

2. Use twenty-second icing to create a face. If you need help with flesh tone icing, click HERE.

3. Immediately drop in two candy beads for eyes, then fill the hat

Santa Bell Cookies from Sugarbelle on @KatrinasKitchen

Let the cookies dry for 4-5 hours, then move on the the next steps.

4. Fill Santa’s beard and add a nose and wait for about an hour before moving on

Santa Bell Cookies from Sugarbelle on @KatrinasKitchen

5. Use the stiff white icing and a #13-#16 tip to add furry accents to the hat

6. Use the medium white piping icing to add eyebrows and let the cookie dry completely

Santa Bell Cookies from Sugarbelle on @KatrinasKitchen

7. Use petal dust and a very small brush to rosy up Santa’s cheeks a little

8. To finish up, use the stiff white icing and star tip to add a mustache. Start in the middle under his nose and drag the tip out, then, do the very same thing on the other side. Let dry completely and you have a crowd pleasing Santa!

Santa Bell Cookies from Sugarbelle on @KatrinasKitchen

If you are new to cookie decorating, be sure to check out my tips on outlining and flooding cookies, baking the perfect sugar cookie, and coloring and preparing royal icing. I also have simple basic sugar cookie and royal icing recipes.

Santa Bell Cookies from Sugarbelle on @KatrinasKitchen

Thank you again Katrina for inviting me to be a part of this cookie extravaganza! I cannot wait to see what comes next! I hope to see all of y’all around my place during the Christmas cookie season! Happy Baking!

Santa Bell Cookies from Sugarbelle on @KatrinasKitchen

UPDATE: Callye had a BIG IDEA and is combining 3 guest posts to bring you Santa BELL-Y Cookies! See her tutorial on how to create Santa’s belly over at Life’s a Batch and his legs at Love From the Oven. The tutorial for the elf cookies is on her site.

Santa Face Cookies

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Santa Face Cookies may look like difficult to master, but broken down into steps, Santa is actually a very manageable cookie, even for beginners.

Ingredients:

  • Santa shaped cookies
  • red piping and flood icing
  • medium and stiff white piping icing
  • flesh tone twenty-second icing
  • black candy beads
  • pink petal or lustre dust

Directions:

  1. Begin by outlining the hat and beard.
  2. Use twenty-second icing to create a face.
  3. Immediately drop in two candy beads for eyes, then fill the hat.
  4. Let the cookies dry for 4-5 hours, then move on the the next steps.
  5. Fill Santa's beard and add a nose and wait for about an hour before moving on.
  6. Use the stiff white icing and a #13-#16 tip to add furry accents to the hat.
  7. Use the medium white piping icing to add eyebrows and let the cookie dry completely.
  8. Use the stiff white icing and a #13-#16 tip to add furry accents to the hat.
  9. Use the medium white piping icing to add eyebrows and let the cookie dry completely.

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Thank you to Callye for bringing the cookies today. If you have been living in a hole for the past year or if you are new to the food blogging world I hope you will stop by her blog. You may want to leave yourself about 2 hours to gawk. I love her 20 Second Icing because I’m lazy impatient. She’s spreading Christmas cheer all over the internet. Look at  some of her newest Christmas creations. {She’s Ahhh-mazing!}

- Katrina
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41 Responses to “Santa Face Cookies”

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    Not Rachael Ray — December 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Amazing is right–gorgeous cookies! Glad I'm not the next poster—this is a hard act to follow ;)
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    @fakeginger — December 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Seriously though. Seriously?! These are amazing! I wouldn't be able to eat them they're so pretty!
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    Angela — December 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Awesome! Wish I could make something so exact!
    My recent post Peanut Butter Holiday Kissed Cookies

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    Brandie — December 2, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    These are a work of art. Wow! I don't think I could bring myself to eat them. They'd have to hang up so everyone could admire them for a while…LOL. So beautiful. Such an amazing job Callye!!
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    Ann@Anncoo Journal — December 2, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great art! Great guest post :))

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    Knitrageous — December 2, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Great cookies! She makes it look so easy!
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    Tiffany — December 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Her stuff never ceases to amaze me. Seriously. Everytime I visit her page I am blown away.
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    bakedbyrachel — December 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    SO cute!! Picture #6 is my fav – the eyebrows just make the whole cookie for me for some reason lol. Love love love.

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    Tina@flourtrader — December 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    These are so amazing, definitely something I would love to make. Callye does make it look easy but I'll bet she has made these so many times before she could do it blindfolded. I could only hope that mine are recognized as Santa but she does inspire you with those step by step photos.

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    Ama — December 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous cookies! They are so detailed and life-like, really amazing! You always do a fabulous job :)
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    Lacy — December 2, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    OMG you did those?!? That's absolutely amazing!! I wish I could make my cookies look so real, whenever I decorate I feel like it's just a mess. Really really impressive!
    My recent post Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms w/ Hugs

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    Sue — December 2, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Callye does it again! Such a CUTE Santa~rosy cheeks and all! Callye is definitely a hard act to follow:) Maybe everyone will forget about her darling Santa (highly doubtful) before I post my cookie~lol!

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    Belinda @zomppa — December 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Those are too adorable! So perfect! NO way I could make anything that looked this good.

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    Elizabeth — December 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    These are SO cute!

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    chefpandita — December 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Whoa! These cookies are too perfect and adorable :) you're an artist, Callye!
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    Bake Your Day — December 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    These are amazing, they are so perfectly decorated. love them!

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    Susan — December 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Are you kidding me? Shear genius. I'm marveling at the perfection. I have to try these out. Thanks for such a straight forward tutorial and believing in us :) to recreate your cute Santas.

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    Parsley Sage — December 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Hey! New Katrina website! I'm sure I'm a johnny-come-lately but it looks gorgeous darling! And these cookies! How incredibly amazing are they!? The rosy cheeks did it for me, almost too perfect and cute to eat! I'm sure I'd manage though ;)

    Buzzed!
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    Erin @ Dinners, Dish — December 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Ok, I don't really now what to say…just wow!! Even with the instructions mine would look like a 3 year old decorated them! Talented is an understatement!!

    Love the new design for your site too!

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    bakedbyrachel — December 3, 2011 at 1:57 am
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    balvinder — December 3, 2011 at 2:45 am

    They look so cute. Buzzed you before coming to write a comment.

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    Liz — December 3, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Oh, these are truly amazing! What a great tutorial!!!

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    Krista — December 3, 2011 at 4:35 am

    These are absolutely adorable! Wonderful job Callye!
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    KimBee_Cravings — December 3, 2011 at 4:58 am

    These are so cute. I have always wanted to make something like this. Now I know how. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I really lack cookie skills. Not the eating of them, I'm a pro at that. But decorating them is hard for me.
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    Jo@foodepix — December 3, 2011 at 6:40 am

    This looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

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    food_dreamer — December 3, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Hey, love the new look of the blog!!! And isn't Callye just beyond talented? Her mad decorating skills blow my mind.
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    thesmartcookiecook — December 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Whoa, too cute for words! Callye, you are so talented. These look better than professional.
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    Christine — December 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    LOVE these! But can you tell me where to get the black candy beads used for the eyes? I went to numerous places today, I know I can get them on-line, but wanted to make these adorable cookies tonight! Thanks ;)

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    Kiri W. — December 3, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Wow!! These look like they can't be real or handmade!! Amazing artistrsy, and great guest-post :)
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    TheBakerChick — December 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I adore those cookies! Callye did an amazing job! I have honestly never tried sugar cookie/royal icing decorating but I really want to!! PS- Your blog looks amazing Katrina :)
    My recent post Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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    Jacqueline Raposo — December 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Um, yeah, these definitely don't look impossible, but I think I'll let such mastery remain with professionals for now :) Gorgeous!

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    @Kitchen_Tinker — December 4, 2011 at 11:45 am

    these are so clever!! what a great design!

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    Mi Vida en un Dulce — December 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Amazing cookies, and the step by step is so helpful.
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    stephday — December 4, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    She is so talented, I can't even take it anymore! Her step-by-step photos are helpful, but mine would still look like a 5 year-old, lol!
    My recent post Holiday Gifts For Foodies

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    Mansi — December 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    These look amazing, they almost look like cute cutouts, love the finesse displayed in decorating them:)

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    Joy — December 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Those are adorable.

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    grubarazzi — December 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    These are so friggen perfect! I can't believe they even have little blushed cheeks. LOVE.
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    therealnutritionist — December 6, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    UM THOSE ARE THE MOST AMAZING THINGS EVER. I would totes screw them up. But omg I want to make them.

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    Elyse-Cultural Dish — December 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Holy crap! She really is amazing! These cookies are so adorable!
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    Diana — December 12, 2011 at 5:26 am

    just linked over to your blog from SugarBelle's…. and now i'm a follower :) looking forward to reading more of your posts!
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    RavieNomNoms — December 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    These are the cutest darn things ever!! So gorgeous!

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