Saturday, December 16, 2006
Roly-Poly Santa cookie pictures
Yesterday I posted a Roly-Poly Santa cookie recipe but I didn't have decent pictures to share.

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!

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At 1:52 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

Oh my goodness! These are incredible and so adorable!
I wonder if I'm brave enough to give these a try...
And I have to say, your neighbors are very lucky to be the recipients!

At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are just too cute!! Thanks for posting the pictures. Your cookies look very yummy. Wish you were my neighbor:)

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous chelle said...

Those are so adorable!!! I adore the illustrated guide, so inspiring!

At 8:32 AM, Blogger Kelli said...

They are SOOO cute!! What wonderful gifts for your neighbors!

At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Laura said...

They are adorable!! I'm sure they were made with a lot of love and patience.
I wish I lived nearby. :)

At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my these cookies are soo cute! How much of the red food coloring did you have to use to make it that vibrant? I think I'm going to make these cookies closer to christmas. Thanks for sharing!

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE adorable. I bow down to you, oh great cookie maker LOL

Have a wonderful Christmas :)

At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Jen said...

very cute
and lovely plates

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

those are some cute cookies! I'm sure your neighbors will really appreciate the plate full of cookies!

At 2:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are adorable! Were they easy to mix up? I usually avoid doughs that I have to work with so I stick to the drop cookies. Thanks for sharing the pictures - have a great day!

At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am definitely going to make us some Roly Poly Santas :)

thanks for sharing not just the recipe, but the photos too...I know your neighbors are going to love getting those cookies :)

At 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! These are so cute!!!

At 10:48 AM, Anonymous Sylvie said...



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