SheKnows has done plenty of amazing cookie recipes through the years. We’ve rounded up a list of the best cookies that will secure your kiddos a top slot on Santa’s Nice List for years to come.
Does Santa really always need plain old chocolate chip or sugar cookies? Imagine if you had to eat hundreds of those every night? Boring! Give Santa a little break from the monotony with one of these delicious recipes.
Wiener dog Santa cookies
Made from molasses cookies and decorated with icing and assorted candies, these adorable little dogs wearing Santa hats and scarves will delight both the big man himself and your kiddos.
Chocolate snowball crinkle cookies
Make Santa a snowball he’ll be glad to have thrown at him! These beautiful chocolate cookies are dusted with confectioners’ sugar and crack while baking to create a beautiful marbled effect. Just don’t forget the milk!
Ice skating penguin cookies
These whimsical cookies feature a petite penguin made of black jelly beans “skating’ on an expanse of blue icing. They’re the perfect amusement after a long night hauling a hefty sack.
Peanut butter & bourbon s’mores sandwich cookies
Make St. Nick feel like a kid again with these peanut butter s’mores-style cookie sandwiches — spiked with bourbon (he is an adult after all).
Cookie cocktails for Christmas
Or maybe you have the inside track on where those rosy cheeks come from… You can’t blame the guy for needing a nip of something stronger after so much time in the cold. Leave him one of these delicious cookie-flavored cocktails to take the edge off. Don’t worry — Rudolph is the DD.
Chocolate espresso snaps
If you think Santa needs a little pick-me-up halfway through the night, leave out these mocha-flavored delights.
Colorful 3D Christmas tree cookies
If you want a gold star from jolly old St. Nick, give him one first. These colorful three-dimensional tree cookies are topped with just the right thing.