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Santa's Christmas Cookie Recipes

Posted by August on Dec 24, 2020 11:52:52 AM

Can you believe it's already Christmas Eve? I feel like there are still so many things left to do. Luckily, I was able to cross baking cookies for Santa off of my to-do list last night. Growing up, we'd make a big batch of Christmas cookies a day or two before Christmas to take to different Christmas gatherings, and we would always save a few to set out for Santa. Santa wasn't the only one who got a treat; we always made sure to leave carrots for the reindeer too! We may have even left carrots for Santa instead of cookies a few years because my mom insisted that Santa was dieting.

This year, I requested cookie recipes from Carolina Trust employees so that Santa could have a new variety. I'm not going to lie this close to Christmas, I may have snuck a few cookies, but they were specifically for taste testing purposing. I wouldn't want to give Santa a nasty cookie. He would put me on the naughty list for sure!

Sarah's Peanut Butter Blossoms


  • 1 Bag of Hershey's Kisses (I used the almond ones for a little added crunch)

  • 1/2 Cup of Butter

  • 3/4 Cup of REESE's Creamy Peanut Butter

  • 1/3 Cup of Sugar

  • 1/3 Cup of Packed Brown Sugar

  • 1 Egg

  • 2 Tablespoons of Milk

  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

  • 1 1/2 Cups of All- Purpose Flower

  • 1/3 Cup of Sugar for Rolling

Step 1: Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

Step 2: Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

Step 3: Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 4: Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 48 cookies.


Adrienne's Cinnamon Roll Cookies


  • 1 Cup of Butter

  • 1 Cup of Sugar

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla

  • 3 Cups of Flour

  • 3 Teaspoons of Baking Powder

  • 2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon


  • Equal Parts Cream Cheese and Butter (Leave out for about an hour to soften)

  • 3/4 Cup of Powdered Sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla

  • 1/4 Cup of Milk

  • 1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 Degrees

Step 2: Combine all ingredients 

Step 3: Use a glass to flatten and cut the dough

Step 4: Bake on non-stick cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes

Step 5: Remove from cookie sheet and lay on wire rack to cool.

Step 6: Once cooled, frost cookies or drizzle icing across the top


Keli's Santa Sugar Cookies


  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla Cake Mix

  • 2 Eggs

  • ½ Cup Oil 

  • ¼ Cup Sugar

Step 1: Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil together in bowl

Step 2: Chill dough for an hour in refrigerator (covered with plastic wrap)

Step 3: Once dough has chilled, roll cookie dough in smalls balls

Step 4: Put the ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl

Step 5: Toss the cookie dough balls in the sugar

Step 6: Place on parchment paper / nonstick cookie sheets

Step 7: Bake for 7-9 mins at 350 (or until done)


Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

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