Delicious Christmas cookies with icing and fondant

Delicious Christmas cookies with icing and fondant

Spicy Christmas cookies with honey, ginger and rum icing

Delicious Christmas cookies with icing and fondant

Christmas cookies with icing and fondant

Advent season is perfect for baking! Sweet Santa Claus cookies made from a simple dough, prepared with heart cookie cutter and decorated with fondant and icing.

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5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Pastries
Cuisine German recipes
Servings 8 persons
Calories 427 kcal



  • 200 g butter soft
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 drops butter-vanilla flavoring
  • 300 g flour


  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-2 squirts lemon juice
  • 20 g fondant red
  • Sugar stick black
  • Sugar stick red
  • 1 tsp coconut flakes


Prepare the dough

  • Put butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk and butter vanilla flavoring in a glass bowl.
  • Sift in flour and knead everything into a smooth dough.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough and cut out with a heart cookie cutter.
  • Place the cookies on a tray with baking paper.
  • Bake the Christmas cookies in the oven at 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool down.

For decorating

  • Mix powdered sugar with egg white and lemon juice to make frosting.
  • Paint Santa's white beard and the brim of his hat.
  • If desired, decorate the beard with shredded coconut.
  • Roll out red fondant thinly and cut out a hat shape.
  • Place the red hat on Santa's head.
  • Dot a cap pom-pom with the icing.
  • Decorate the eyes and nose with sugar sticks.
  • Let the icing set and place the Christmas cookies in a cookie jar.


  • Hand mixer
  • Bowl
  • Flour sifter
  • Cookie cutters
  • Mixing spoon
  • Kitchen brush
  • small brushes
  • dough roller


Calories: 427kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 188mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 657IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 2mg

* The nutritional values in this recipe are approximate and may differ slightly from the actual value.

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