Cookies for Santa: 15 Ideas, Recipes & DIY Projects to Step Up Your Game

Cookies for Santa: 15 Ideas, Recipes & DIY Projects to Step Up Your Game

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Taryn Williford
Dec 19, 2014
(Image credit: Marian Parson)

Children have been leaving cookies and milk out for Santa Claus since the 1930s. While a napkin with a few Chips Ahoy is plenty enough to make the big man smile late at night, we think Santa deserves a little treat this year. The idea isn't to mess with tradition, but to create a new one by trying a different recipe or new project with your little ones. Here are some of our favorite ways to elevate this Christmas institution:

Step 1: A cute plate.

Hand Painted Cookie Plate
Christmas Tree Plate
I Promise I've Been Good Plate
Santa Script Plate
Temporary Tattoo Plate (Cover it with parchment or a food-safe clear gloss.)
Stick-On Vinyl Letter Plate

(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

Step 2: A great recipe.

Chocolate Chip and Toffee Shortbread Cookies
Holiday Snowballs
Savory Oatmeal Cookies
Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies
Crunchy Frostbite Cookies
Chewy Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
Hot Cocoa Cookies

(Image credit: Day Drifter Digital)

Step 3: A finishing touch.

Printable Santa Claus Letterhead
Official Letter to Santa Printable

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