Santa Cookies

1
Darlene Sweet

By
@Sweetmama3

When my son was in kindergarten, a friend brought these cookies to a party! They were a hit, and we have been making them each Christmas ever since! (My son is now a senior!) Even as the children have grown up, they always want Santa cookies to be made on Christmas Eve! These cookies have become a very special part of our family holiday tradition!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
20
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1 pkg
pillsbury sugar cookie dough (slice/bake)
1 can(s)
pillsbury vanilla frosting
red food coloring
1 pkg
miniature marshmallows
1/4 pkg
chocolate chips or green m & m's
1/8 pkg
red hots candy

How to Make Santa Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1Slice cookie dough into 20 medium to large round cookies. Place on cookie sheet, and bake according to package directions. Remove from oven, and cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet, and allow to cool completely.
  • 2Spoon 1/2 of icing into small bowl. Add a few drops of red food coloring. Stir until blended into a reddish pink color.
  • 3Frost 2/3 of the bottom of the cookie with white icing. (This is the face.)Frost 1/3 of top of the cookie with red icing. ((This is Santa's cap.) Decorate Santa's face with chocolate chips or green M&M's for eyes with a red hot nose. Trim the cookie with marshmallows to frame the cap (hair) and lower face (beard).
  • 4Make sure to leave at least one of Santa's cookies for the jolly elf himself! (With a large glass of milk!) This will definitely put you on his "Nice" list!!
  • 5Note: White icing can be mixed with chocolate icing in order to create a pale chocolate icing to make African American "Santas." The boys had a little friend who once informed me that "Santa was not white!" After that, I always usually made a mixed batch to cover all bases!

Printable Recipe Card

About Santa Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids




Leave a Comment

Homemade Hostess Gifts For The Holidays Recipe

Homemade Hostess Gifts for the Holidays

Kitchen Crew

It's party season! Seems, for me, every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas I'm attending some sort of holiday party. Wherever I go, I like to bring a small homemade gift...

Easy Christmas Cookies For A Fantastic Cookie Tray Recipe

Easy Christmas Cookies for A Fantastic Cookie Tray

Kitchen Crew

During your next grocery haul, make sure to stock up on sugar, flour, and butter... it's cookie making time! A festive tradition in many households is making Christmas cookies. It's...

Pms Cookies Recipe

PMS Cookies

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Salty, sweet and chocolaty, you can't beat these cookies full of peanut butter and fluffy! Click here for the PMS Cookies recipe!