Today, I made these Roly-Poly santas to give to my neighbors as a little Christmas gift. I took pictures along the way, to share with those interested.
I made a double batch of the dough and colored about 3/4 of it red and left the rest white. It was a good thing I made a double batch. The recipe says a single batch makes 12 santas, but my double batch only made 16. I guess I made my santas a bit more roly poly than required. :)
The recipe called for mini chocolate chips to be used for eyes and buttons. I couldn't find a single store in my area that had mini chocolate chips left for sale, so I had to cut up my big ones instead.
Here's how the assembled santas look before being baked. If you don't own a Silpat baking mat, you really should get one! Nothing sticks to these mats!
Here's the finished product. I let the cookies cool, then I used two piping tips (round, size 3 tip and a star tip) to create the white portions of the cookies. Isn't he cute and roly-poly?
Here are some of the cookie plates that I've assembled for my neighbors. I hope they like them! Oronzo, Snuggle Bug, and I will be delivering them tomorrow.
Okay, that's all for now!