The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Santa Cookies!

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

12
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

These would be the perfect cookies to make with kids on Christmas eve to set out for Santa! Not only are they cute and fun, but they’re absolutely delicious. A soft and chewy sugar cookie base with cream cheese frosting, white chocolate, chocolate chips, marshmallows and sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 1-¾ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1  Large Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
  • 1-½ cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • ¾ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • ⅛ teaspoons Salt
  • FOR THE DECORATIONS:
  • Red Sprinkles
  • 24  Chocolate Chips
  • 6  Red M&Ms, Halved
  • 12  Miniature Marshmallows
  • 4 ounces, weight White Chocolate, Grated (I Used Ghirardelli's White Chocolate Baking Bar)

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Beat in the flour mixture until it forms a dough.

Roll the dough into 2 tablespoon-sized balls and place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet spacing them at least an inch apart. Flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand so they are round, then bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set.

Remove pan from the oven and after a minute or two put the cookies onto a cooling rack. Let cookies cool completely on a cooling rack before decorating.

Meanwhile in a medium sized bowl using a mixer, beat together all of the frosting ingredients.

Spread frosting onto each cookie then decorate as desired. I used red sprinkles for the hat, then added 2 chocolate chips right below the hat (for eyes) and half of a red M&M right below that for the nose. I added a miniature marshmallow at the very top of the hat and grated white chocolate below the nose to serve as the beard. See photo above or the related blog post for more details. Enjoy!

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Spiced Gingerbread Latte
Profile Photo by Gayle | Pumpkin 'N Spice in Drinks, Holidays
Skip the coffee shop and make your own Spiced Gingerbread Latte...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 1 Level: Easy


Gingerbread Pancakes
Profile Photo by Leigh Suznovich of Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen in Holidays
Fluffy and warmly spiced gingerbread pancakes are so perfect for Christmas...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy


Christmas Spiced Braised Red Cabbage
Profile Photo by Anna Bloomfield in Holidays
Deep red and glossy, this Christmas spiced red cabbage is the...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Gingerbread Pancakes
Profile Photo by Sweet Saura in Breakfast, Holidays
Try these fluffy and aromatic Gingerbread Pancakes for your Christmas breakfast!
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Glazed Eggnog Bread
Profile Photo by Gayle | Pumpkin 'N Spice in Breads, Holidays
This Glazed Eggnog Bread is filled with warm holiday spices and...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy