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I love them! I saw these in a magazine years ago, and finally made them this Christmas. They rate a 10 on the cuteness scale! I used fresh pineapple (not canned). I think the fresh pineapple may hold the "eyes" better. Also, I saved the pineapple top and used it as a "Christmas tree" in the center of the serving plate, arranging the Santas around the tree. Make sure you get extra long toothpicks, or you'll have trouble securing the toothpick all the way through to the cookie. Because it's recommended that you refrigerate the Santas for only 2 hours, I assembled the Santas early in the morning, then pipped the cream cheese/marshmallow mixture onto the Santas later in the day. I found that periodically putting the pipping bag into the freezer (to keep it firm) was helpful. I also sprinkled a few of the mini chocolate chips on the serving plate as a garnish.

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Kathy :-( December 25, 2008
Strawberry Santa Claus