diy santa cookies

before we get started, let me just say that i am not a chef nor a cake decorator, but hey, i still found these super duper cute and really fun to make with the family on our “christmas eve”. as i’ve said in previous posts, don’t judge or say mean things or i will send those internet trolls after you.

okay we go.

what you’ll need 


sugar cookies:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of unsalted butter
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tbsp of milk
powdered sugar
star cookie cutout


16 oz container of white frosting/icing
mini marshmallows
crushed red sprinkles
red hots candy
black gel icing

{i’m not going to list the steps by “step one/two” just go with the flow.}


sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in small bowl. {closely monitor measuring by minions and be weary of photo bombers}

in a larger bowl mix the [softened] butter and sugar. stir them together with a standing cake mixer until they make a nice yellowish color.


then slowly add the flour/salt/baking powder mix and keep stirring until it is completely mixed and starts to pull away from the sides like shown in above picture.

split the cookie dough mixture in  half and refrigerate for an hour or two.


next was jaz’s favorite part, cutting out the stars! we sprinkled our surface with some powdered sugar to keep it from sticking and rolled out our {cool} cookie dough to about a 1/4 inch thick. then cut away! make sure to bend the tip of one corner of the star {this will be used as santa’s hat}

let those suckers bake for about 7-9 minutes depending on your oven {mine only took 7}. take them out as soon as the edges start to brown and let them cool for about 2 minutes on the cookie sheet they were baking on.

it’s decorating time!

{here is where i insert my apology for un-cake-decorator-like work/effort} i’m sure yours will be gorgeous!


you need to cover the entire cookie except a tiny circle in the middle with white frosting. {this will be his face}


then sprinkle on the crushed red sprinkles just on the hat portion {again, sorry for the mess}


next add a little frosting to the side of the smarshmallow {what jaz calls them} and stick it to the tip top of santa’s hat.

then use the black gel frosting to make his eyes and add a red hot as his nose.


last but not least… eat some cookies! om nom nom nom!!!

woohoo! now you have a santa sugar cookie!! it’s so yummy, so cute and super easy to do with the fam.

you can find the original link to the pinterest post that i got the decorations from {not the cookie recipe} here

{here are jazmina’s and cale’s, hehehe}


we hope you enjoyed our tutorial! it was a lot of fun to make!

have a merry christmas everyone!



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