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Spend some time with friends, family making these tasty treats

Every year kids and parents alike set cookies out for Santa Claus as a thank you for gifts set under the tree. However, the biggest debate is which cookie Santa would appreciate the most. Some people say classic chocolate chip, while others argue oatmeal seals the deal. However there are 3 cookies ranked from least favorite to top,  that are guaranteed to keep you on the nice list for years to come. 

Crinkle cookies

Crinkle cookies are the perfect winter cookie, often resembling snow on the ground. These moist, sweet , chocolatey cookies may be a little involved but the result is always…YUM!


  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar

(for an extra gooey cookie, secure 2 cups chocolate chunks, but chips work just fine.)

First, mix 2 cups sugar,  cocoa, and oil in a medium-large bowl or mechanical mixing bowl  until smooth. Once mixture is smooth add in vanilla extract, to taste or by specifications. (If you choose to use chocolate chips/chunks, this is the easiest time to add them). 

Secondly, combine your dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Then slowly add into wet ingredients while mixing thoroughly. Once mixed, cover and refrigerate for 2-6 hours. 

Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Once chilled, make one plate of your remaining white sugar and another plate of powdered sugar. 

Remove dough from fridge and with an ice cream scoop, scoop dough and roll into an even ball. Then roll the ball in white sugar, then roll again in powdered sugar.  Place the ball on a cookie sheet and repeat with the remaining dough. Placing each cookie 1 inch apart. 

Once finished with your dough, bake for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!

These cookies are a perfect, fun treat to make with family and Santa will definitely appreciate them.

Peanut Butter Kisses

These quick and easy 4 ingredient cookies are essential to a good hot chocolate charcuterie board. And relatively affordable. 


1 1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 egg 

1 bag of chocolate kisses 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

Once you’ve gathered all your ingredients, mix 1 cup sugar, egg, and peanut butter until well combined. 

After mixing, place a plate with 

Then line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and take an ice cream scoop and scoop a ball of cookie dough. 

Roll dough into a ball and then roll in remaining white sugar. Then place each ball one inch apart from each other on cookie sheet.

Take your chocolate kisses and lightly press into the middle of each cookie

Bake for about 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.


Jelly Thumbprint Cookies
(The absolute best cookies in the world). (also may give you diabetes)

  These cookies are a fun project to get the entire family involved. While every house is sending Santa chocolate cookies, your house can be unique with a sweet fruity cookie. 



¾ cups softened butter

¼ cup powdered sugar (optional)

½ cup white sugar 

2 egg yolks 

1 ¾ cups all purpose flour

½ cup of fruit preserves (your choice)

⅓ cup vanilla extract

⅓ almond extract

⅓ rum extract


In a medium bowl combine the butter, sugar, egg yolks, and your extracts with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 

Then slowly add in flour until combined into a soft dough. 

Chill for 1-2 hours

Once chilled, scoop out the dough with an ice cream scoop. Roll your dough into a ball and place onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. 

Then place your thumb and press lightly into the middle of your cookie dough leaving an indentation in the dough without flattening it. 

Then take an apple corer spoon and scoop your fruit preserves into your indented cookie, repeat until you run out of dough. 


Then bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. 


These cookies will guarantee a fun time for your family and friends this holiday season and a spot on Santa’s nice list. 

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