Three Santa Approved Cookie Recipes and a For Santa Printable Sign

This post brought to you by Pillsbury // It's almost time my friends… We've worked on making goodies for our family and friends and now it's time to make some cookies for the big guy himself! Not to worry… I have THREE Santa approved cookie recipes for you.

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The kiddos and I have come up with three Santa Approved cookie recipes that are for sure going to be a hit with the big guy and anyone else who has a chance to give them a try. They are so easy to make, they will be a perfect way to bake with the little ones in your life.

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On the top left spot we have a fabulous Chocolate Candy Cane Cookie. Top right, we have a Dark Chocolate Crinkle Cookie and in the bottom spot, a bit of Egg Nog heaven… Little Egg Nog Bites. Each one of these cookies are high on Santa's favorite flavors list, so… They should be a big hit! Here are the recipes and a bonus printable For Santa printable sign!

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookie Recipe

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1 box of Pillsbury Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix

1 stick of softened butter

1 egg

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 container Creamy Supreme® Peppermint Frosting

1 container Holiday Funfetti® Rudolph Red Vanilla


In a large mixing bowl, mix the Peppermint Cookie Mix according to package directions. Add chocolate chips and 1/2 of the peppermint candy bits and combine.  Scoop into 2 inch size balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in a 350˚ oven for 11 minutes. Remove from oven let cool on pan for one minute and then transfer to a cooling rack. 

Once they are completely cool they are ready to decorate. Place the Peppermint Frosting in the microwave for 30 seconds and pour into a Ziploc bag. Cut a SMALL hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle the frosting over the cookies. Repeat with the red frosting. Sprinkle with the remaining peppermint candy bits. Yields 12-14 cookies.

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Dark Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Recipe

1 box of Pillsbury Dark Chocolate Cake Mix

1/4 cup canola oil

2 eggs

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 cup powdered sugar


In a large bowl combine cake mix, oil, eggs & chocolate chips.  Scoop into 2 inch size ball and roll in powdered sugar.

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Cover with the powdered sugar and place on a baking sheet.

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Bake at 350˚ for 11 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then place on a cooling rack to cool completely. Yields 14-16 cookies.

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Little Egg Nog Bites Recipe

1 box of Pillsbury Traditional Sugar Cookie Mix

1 stick of softened butter

1 egg

2 teaspoons rum extract

1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg

2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice

1 cup sugar


In a large bowl combine cookie mix, butter, egg, rum extract, 1/4 a teaspoon of nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.  Set aside.

In a small bowl combine the sugar and remaining nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice, mix well. 

Roll cookie dough into 1 inch size balls and roll in spiced sugar mixture. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350˚ oven for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for one minute then transfer to cooking rack to cool completely. Yields 24-30 small cookies.

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Free "For Santa" Printable Sign

Now, you need to have a nice sign to label Santa's cookies! I have created a simple one for you to use. All you need to do is click on this link and down load the PDF file. The directions are on the printable sheet.

For Santa Printable Sign

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Now, you should be all set… You have three different fabulous and easy cookie recipes and a printable sign for Santa. You will for sure be on his Nice List this year!!

Disclaimer // I am on the Pillsbury Celebrations Starter crew and have received product and compensation for this post. All thoughts, ideas and opinions are 100% my own. ©/® The J.M. Smucker Company. Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license. 


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