These Santa sugar cookies are beyond cute and easy to make!
Here’s why I deserve to be on the nice list.
Every year I have dreams of trimming my house with gorgeous handmade decorations, making gourmet holiday meals and baking cookies from scratch. But it seems that something always comes up and Christmas is here before I know it and all of my good intentions go out the window.
I simply don’t have the elf power that you and Martha Stewart have.
I find myself in a panic when I have to bring a Christmassy dessert for a potluck, party or a cookie exchange – it seems there aren't enough hours in the day during the holiday season. Thinking about making a dessert that is adorable and delish can be overwhelming. So I decided to share with everyone my super sweet Santa cookie recipe.
Homemade doesn’t necessarily have to mean made from scratch. Decorating store-bought sugar cookies is a fun, edible craft that gets me in the holiday mood. I’ve eliminated the worry of finding the time to bake and having to deal with all the messy clean-up. It’s a way to give homespun treats to friends, family, co-workers or neighbors and still keep my sanity.
I know you’ll adore these shortcut cookies. They're cute, sweet and full of holiday joy – just like you, Santa! I’ll be sure to set out a big plate of of them on Christmas Eve!
These super simple Santa cookies will be the hit of your holiday parties! What’s so great about these treats is that there is no prep time and hardly any clean up! Just assemble your ingredients, turn on some Christmas tunes, and you’re all ready to create some fantastic festive cookies!
Start with Santa’s sweet face by adding frosting to the back of two candy eyes and a cinnamon imperial candy for the nose. Arrange them in the middle of the cookie.
Next, cover the top third of the cookie with frosting.
Add the red sugar sprinkles on top of the frosting, being careful to leave a white line of frosting for the brim of Santa’s hat.
Now spread the vanilla frosting on the bottom third of the cookie.
Sprinkle the coconut over the frosting for Santa’s beard. Lightly press the coconut onto the frosting.
Add a cute little marshmallow pom for Santa’s hat and attach it to the top of the cookie with frosting.
Using the black edible marker, draw in Santa’s sweet smile on the cookie.
There you have it: Cute, handcrafted holiday cookies without all of the festive fuss. They will surely earn you a spot on Santa’s nice list!