Santa always needs some cookies and milk. Oh yeah! And reindeer food too.
Here are some cute little cookies to make with your wee munchkins on Christmas Eve for Santa, or today for yourself!
They are SUPER easy….let me show you,
All you need for these cookies are:
For the cookies:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salted butter (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Red and brown m&ms
- Black gel icing
Beat the butter until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. Add in the vanilla. Gently add in the flour.
Flatten the dough into a disk shape, (this will make it easier to roll out later) wrap in plastic wrap, and chill the dough for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough a 1/4 inch thick. Cut into circles. Place on the prepared baking sheets and place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. (This is so the cookies will maintain their shape when baked)
Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until cookies are very lightly browned. Cool and….
Trust me, these cookies are ridiculously easy to make and decorate. I have never decorated cookies “professionally” and I am quite proud of myself that these didn’t come out looking like some reality show called: “When Santa’s reindeer turn!” lol ;)
Pipe on that sugary black gel onto the cookies like the pics above. For the nose, goop on some icing below the eyes and stick an m&m right on-top! (We are still talking about the cookies, by the way, not you…but I’m sure you guessed that)
Make them extra special by only giving ONE cookie a red nose ;)
These cookies will make Santa SO happy!
Be good this Christmas kiddies,