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10 cookies for Santa

It is no coincidence if Santa has a big belly, and since we know that he likes milk and cookies, here are 10 ideas to welcome him in your home.

Gingerbread men

They can wear your child’s pyjama, look like Santa or look like… scribbles… but they will be made with love and Santa will be happy to see a smiling face in your house.

Try this recipe on Allrecipes.com.

Jam cookies

These cookies are so delicious; you will have to taste a good four or five before Santa gets his. You can fill your cookies with jam, jelly or a chocolate spread.

Here is a recipe by Martha Stewart.

Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal cookies are classic (and not only for Santa Claus). Everybody likes oatmeal cookies, from childhood to old days. They could very well be Santa’s kind of cookies.

Here is a great recipe for soft oatmeal cookies.

Nanaimo bars

I personally want to thank British Columbia for Nanaimo bars. I know it is not a real cookie, but I am pretty sure that Santa would never argue over vanilla, dark chocolate and coconut (and neither will we).

Here is a recipe from the city itself.

Rudolph

Any circular cookie with two ears can become Rudolph because it is the cherry that does all the work. You can add liquorice for the antlers or shape them with dough and add icing.

Dreaming of a white Christmas

While we are dreaming of a white Christmas, here is a recipe to make the cutest and most delicious snowflake cookies.

Black and white cookies

These cookies are so cute. Santa will love them and they can also make a great gift if you put them in a cute box. It might be a bit more difficult to make checkerboards, but it is definitely worth a try. You will find the recipe here.

Triple chocolate

Ricardo calls these Chewy triple-chocolate cookies. Need I say more?

You will find the recipe on Ricardocuisine.com.

Macaroons

Of course, you will need some skills, and you must follow the recipe to a tee but if you succeed, you will make macaroons for every occasion. You can make red and green macaroons for Christmas, pink for Valentine’s Day and mauve and blue for Easter. Bad weather is a perfect excuse to stay at home and practice.

Here is an easy recipe to start with.

Fudge cookies

Fudge makes Christmas complete and maple fudge cookies are just the cream of the crop. You can blend you love for cookies and your passion for fudge in this delicious recipe by Ricardo.

Image de Anne Costisella

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