Cookies for Santa – 12 Scrumptious Recipes

Whether you are looking for a cookie recipe that is easy and fun, or something a little more over the top to leave out for Santa, we have got you covered! These 12 Cookies for Santa ideas will leave you wanting it to be Christmas Eve stat! 

These cookie recipes are for all levels of bakers, including the kiddos, so you can rest assured that everyone will have fun making a treat to leave out for the big guy. And be sure you don’t forget about the rest of the seasons baking either,  check out our full list of recipes from our Christmas Baking Frenzy to get prepared for the yummiest time of the year!

1. RUDOLPH PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES – MOMMY MUSINGS 

These are your favorite peanut butter cookie but all dressed up with candies and pretzels to make them look like Rudolph! Easy and adorable!

 

Peanut Butter Cookies for Santa - made to look like Rudolph with pretzels and candy

 

2. gingerbread man cookies – confessions of a disney aholic-mom

Everyone knows that Santa loves a good gingerbread cookie, they are slightly spiced and everything nice! And these ones are done with a simple icing outline, perfect for the kiddos!

Gingerbread Man Cookies on a cookie tray

 

 

3. nutella s’more christmas cookies – teaspoon of goodness

A fun no-bake cookie the kids can make for Santa! All the classic flavours of a s’more finished off with dipped chocolate and covered in sprinkles for an extra magical touch.

Nutella S'more Cookies on parchment paper with sprinkles

 

4. CHRISTMAS PINWHEEL SPIRAL COOKIES – MELANIE COOKS 

A simple cookie recipe that requires no chill time, these can be made on Christmas Eve to ensure optimal freshness for Santa!

Colorful red and green Pinwheel Christmas Cookies for Santa

 

 

5. christmas sprinkle cookies – the olive blogger

One of our favorite cookies from our Christmas Baking vault! You will love how easy these festive cookies are to make.

Festive plate of Christmas Sprinkle Cookies for Santa

 

 

6. ICELANDIC CHRISTMAS MERINGUE COOKIES – VEGGIE DESSERTS

These are a traditional cookie from Iceland that use cornflakes and chocolate to make a delicious treat even the elves would eat!

Meringue Cookies on parchment paper with chocolate drizzle

 

 

7. easy grinch crinkle cookies – eating on a dime

Every kid knows the story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and this cookie is the perfect treat for them to make in honor of it! Even Santa will give a big Ho Ho Ho when he sees these cute creations!

 

 

8. snowman cookies – down redbud drive

Adorable snowman faces that are super easy to make! Can be made using store bought sugar cookies if you don’t have the time to bake your own, though we have a great Sugar Cookie Recipe  you can use here!

Plate of Snowman Cookies for Santa

 

 

9. gingerbread holly cookies – the flying couponer 

Easy to make and loaded with that ginger spice we all crave at this time of year, then finished off with a simple chocolate dip and holly sprinkles!

Gingerbread Cookies with white chocolate dip and holly decoration

 

 

10. christmas lights shortbread cookies – super mom, no cape! 

A fun sprinkle-infused shortbread cookie that are made using Cookie Gun , the kids will be lining up to help with this festive  treat!

Christmas tree plate full of Shortbread Cookies for Santa

 

 

11. candy cane cookies – the kitchen is my playground 

A simple almond sugar cookie dough that is twisted together to create adorable candy canes that Santa will want to take home to Mrs. Claus!

 

 

12. mint sugar cookies with andes candy – our wasisabilife

Perfectly festive and chewy sugar cookies that are full of peppermint flavor thanks to the Andes Mint candies!

Red and Green Icing stripes on round Mint Sugar Cookies

 

 

Okay so be honest, how many of these cookies for Santa are you dying to make RIGHT NOW!? I hope you enjoyed following along with this years Christmas Baking Frenzy my friends, and don’t worry we will be posting for New Years starting next week!

A fun round-up featuring 12 unique and delicious Cookies for Santa!


Pecan Meltaways – Italian Cookie Balls

To me, a good cookie is one you want to have over and over again and these Pecan Meltaways will have you doing just that! They are the perfect size cookies, full of delicious pecan pieces and chocolate chips, then rolled in confectioners sugar to add that extra bit of sweetness. When you pop one in your mouth you will notice how delicious they are as it melts away on your tongue. 

These Pecan Cookies are great at anytime of year but we especially love them for the Holidays! They are easy to make, delicious to eat and great for gift giving. These cookies are similar to a Mexican Wedding Cookie, but use deliciously sweet Pecans, what’s not to love? 

Italian Pecan Meltaways - Cookies with a Cup of Espresso

 

 

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Christmas M&M Cookie Bars – with a TWIST!

Not quite a cookie and not quite a brownie, these M&M Cookie Bars are sure to please everyone this Holiday Season! They are loaded with crunchy cookie pieces and white chocolate chips, and of course full of red and green M&M’s to give them a festive spin. They are so easy to make and each cookie bar has a crunchy outside with a soft and sweet middle…what’s not to love? 

Cookie Bars with M&Ms on Christmas Plate

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Best Biscotti Recipes – 25 Delicious Cookies

The Best Biscotti Recipes all have one thing in common; they are perfectly crunchy and full of delicious flavors. They can be made with nuts, a variety of fruit or just a ton of chocolate, and either way we love them! That’s why we have rounded up 25 of the Best Biscotti Recipes for you to try this Christmas season. 

Can you believe we are already on our 4th day of our annual Christmas Baking Frenzy? I hope you have been following along and enjoying all of the seasons best treats we have had to offer so far. Remember to come back and check out what’s new everyday, you don’t want to miss what we have coming up! But enough about that, lets get started on our different Biscotti flavors shall we?

*Be sure to look below each photo for additional Biscotti cookies in that category you can try*

traditional italian biscotti recipes 

These biscotti cookies tend to have almonds as their main mix in, though often you will also find anise or orange zest too.

This Almond Biscotti from Anthony Kitchen is a delicious recipe that uses whole almonds, sweet vanilla and almond extract to create a classic dunkable cookie you will love.

Traditonal Almond Biscotti Recipe on Red Napkin with Christmas Mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also be sure to check out these other tasty variations:

Thin Almond Biscotti – Pretty Sweet ❄️ Holiday Biscotti – Food Meanderings 🎄 Gluten Free Almond Biscotti – My Gluten Free Kitchen ⛄️ Sugar Free Almond Biscotti – Wholesum Yum ❄️ 

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Elf Poop Cookies – A White Chocolate Haystack Recipe

Here is a fun Holiday update to a true classic, the Chocolate Haystack Recipe! We changed it up and added in white chocolate and peanuts along with fun Christmas sprinkles to really make it festive. The kids will love this easy to make treat and adults will get a laugh out of the fun name too. 

First Published: November 14,2018… Last Updated: September 14, 2019

We are on Day 3 of our Christmas Baking Frenzy isn’t that crazy!? We have already shared an incredible Round-up with 37 Fudge Recipes as well as some Grinch inspired Rice KrispiesToday we thought it would be fitting to take our treats straight from the North Pole so we created these super fun, quick and easy to make White Chocolate Haystack Cookies for you to share at your Christmas and Holiday Parties!