Santa Cookies seem to be a must-do Christmas Tradition for most families. I know in our house a Christmas Eve without baking up a batch of gingerbread cookies for Santa is pretty much unimaginable. But what if we took things one step further?
Today I want to share with you some amazing Santa Cookies I have discovered, to my great delight! Some of these are easy enough for the kids to do, and some are a little more challenging. In fact, I can already envision my epic fail, and a good laugh by all!
However, those of you that are just a little more cookie-gifted than I am will have no trouble at all mastering these spectacular cookies with the fantastic tutorials that are provided.
Oh and if you like Christmas cookie tutorials, you will want to take a look at this collection of amazing Elf on the Shelf Cookie tutorials!
Just think…who will be more impressed? The kids? Or Santa himself?!
Santa Cookies that Hang on a Cup – The Bearfoot Baker
Are these incredible or what?! I can’t even imagine the level of excitement if I walked into the room with these guys on a tray! A fantastic tutorial to here will have you whipping out these impressive creations in no time!!
2. Santa Hat Oreo Cookie Balls – Endlessly Inspired
I think these little Santa Hat Cookie Balls are just so creative, and beyond cute! Imagine how adorable they would be at a party! Or at your own little Christmas Eve Jingle Mingle!
3. Santa Leg Cookies – Sweet Sugar Belle via Love from the Oven
I am not sure I even have the words describe these little Santa Leg Cookies! Not only are they easier than they look, the tutorial actually makes you feel that you can actually accomplish this feat (no pun intended 🙂 ). But my favorite thing about them is that there are two more tutorials that teach you how to make the face and the belly! Yup, you can make the whole Santa Claus! Tell me these wouldn’t make a pretty special gift for someone this Christmas!
4. Santa BELL-y Cookies – Sweet Sugar Belle via Life’s a Batch
Just like the Santa Legs, these charming Santa Belly cookies are perfect standalones, or you can knock their socks off with the full trio of Santa bits! Who knew how much fun could be had with a bell shaped cutter?
5. Santa Face Cookies – Sweet Sugar Belle via In Katrina’s Kitchen
As always, Callye gives a fantastic tutorial here, allowing folks like me to get nearly the same result 🙂 These sweet Santa Faces are again perfect on their own, and phenomenal when Santa is united with his belly and boots!
I thought you might like to see just how delightful Santa looks when he’s is all put together! And of course Jolly Jingletoes is right alongside, as usual. You can find the tutorial for him here.
6. Mele Kalikimaka Cookies – The Bearfoot Baker
If the Hawaiian Islands have a hold on your heart the way they do mine, you are going to really love these amazing Santa Cookies – Island style! I can’t wait to show these to The Littlest Helper…she is going to have her apron on in the blink of an eye! She is so desperate to return to Hawaii she can’t even listen to her favorite Iz music at the moment, as it makes her too sad! This ought to take the heartache away for a moment or two. But again, I digress…you are going to love this post – not just Santa but a whole series of extraordinary tropical Christmas Cookies! Mahalo!
7. Santa Sugar Cookies – Diamonds for Dessert
This sweet Santa is one your older kids might even be able to make! Yet again, he looks a lot more complicated than he actually is once the steps are broken down!
8. Roly-Poly Santa Cookies – M Loves M
What I especially love about these fun little Santas is that they are comprised of little round dough balls, meaning those wee hands are perfectly capable of playing a big roll in creating them! If baking is part of your Christmas Eve Traditions, this is a perfect recipe to do with the kids this year, and I am quite sure Santa would have a good chuckle if they were left out for him!
9. Santa Belly Cookies – Tidy Mom
These Santa Bellies are really pretty simple…the little ones can easily help with these!
10. Nosey Santa Claus Cookies – Make Me Cake Me
These little Santa treats make me giggle every time I look at them! I don’t own a candy corn cutter, but that might have to change!! Super easy to make, and super impressive to share!!
11. Nutter Butter Santas – Rah Cha Chow
Now we simply had to make sure at least one of these recipes was striclyt for the kids! These Santa treats are so simple you will be as hands off as you like! If you have any last minute gift wrapping to do, these will be sure to keep them busy and distracted in the kitchen while you sneak away for a bit. Better yet, let the non-baker spouse or older sibling help our with these! What fun!!
12. Red Velvet Santa Hats – Target Recipes
Target recipes…who knew? I love these Santa Hats…in part because the icing is so limited on them. Again, this is one the kids can so easily decorate on their own!
13. Smiling Santa Cookies – Munchkin Munchies
These charming little smiling Santa treats are really clever. And check out the little Santa mittens…they are made with a goldfish cutter! So creative!
14. Santa Sugar Cookies – Tablespoon
Simple as can be! This Santa sweet requires little more than a basic round sugar cookie, a touch of icing, sprinkles and coconut! The kids will be very happy baking up a batch of these for friends, family, or Santa!
15. Santa’s Belly Cookie Pops – The Decorated Cookie
Santa Cookie Pops! These would be a hit at any holiday party! And if your kids like fondant as much as mine does, it would be easy to switch it out for a basic icing!
I can’t even tell you have many Santa treats I had lined up that didn’t make it into this post…due to sheer numbers alone. Which is great, really, because that means we can all look forward to a second Santa Cookie post!
Do you have a favorite Santa sweet? Please let us know!