Desserts In the Kitchen

Santa’s Favorite Cookies

We’ve collected some of Santa’s favorite cookie recipes to share with you! If you want to make some beautiful fancy cookies for Santa (or for a get-together, or even for your own family), you’ll find them here! If you don’t have much time, and you need some simple cookies that are easy and quick to make, you’ll find those too! But no matter which recipe you choose, we think you’ll agree that they’re delicious and fun to share.

You can click the link below to go straight to the cookie recipe you want, or you can start with the first one and make your way through the list. You’ll find the printable recipe for each kind of cookie at the bottom of each article, so don’t worry about writing down the ingredients or the instructions. Just click on the recipe, print it, and you’re all set!

To make it even easier, we’ve noted which cookies are quick and easy to make. We’re busy moms too, so we know that sometimes you just need something fast, but you still want it to look nice and (maybe!) folks will think it’s homemade! But it’s totally worth it to set aside some time in your schedule to make some of the fancy cookies too! You can use it as a teaching/learning experience for your kiddos, spend some time together making memories, and have some delicious cookies to share when you’re done.

Fancy Cookie Recipes


Christmas Lights Sugar Cookies

These cookies are worth the extra time it takes to make them!

Christmas Lights Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies (Regular and Gluten Free)

These cookies are fun to make and decorate together!

Gingerbread Cookies Recipes

Quick and Easy Recipes

White Chocolate Covered Oreos

These cookies are quick and easy to make, but the results are beautiful!

White Chocolate Covered Oreos Recipe

Shortbread Wreath Cookies

There are two easy variations both beginning with store-bought shortbread cookies!

Festive Pretzel Turtles

These pretzel turtles are fun and easy to make. Even your little ones can make these!

Pretzel Turtles Recipe

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’re looking for a really easy cookie recipe that doesn’t require flour, this is it!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

M&M Cookie Bars 

These sweet treats are faster to make than cookies, but they’re just as yummy!

M&M Bars Recipe


About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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