The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Avatar Image

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

Stuffed Dates Wrapped In Bacon
Avatar Image by Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish in Holidays
Pardon me as I wipe my mouth clean; I just inhaled...
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: 10 Level: Easy


Cornish Hen with Mediterranean Garlic-Spice Rub
Avatar Image by Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish in Holidays
Fall-off-the-bone hens that make the perfect dinner or even a Holiday...
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


Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls
Avatar Image by Lindsay in Holidays
Gooey eggnog cinnamon rolls with sweet, creamy eggnog icing.
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: 16 Level: Easy


Easy Chocolate Fudge
Avatar Image by FunnyLoveLindsay in Holidays
The easiest, no-bake, creamy, smooth, epic fudge. Epic.
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: 12 Level: Easy


Strawberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies with White Chocolate Glaze
Avatar Image by Justine Sulia (Cooking and Beer) in Holidays
This holiday cookies is like a chocolate-covered strawberry gone wild! Inactive Time:...
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: 24 Level: Easy