Help fuel the Big Guy’s big night with our favorite festive treats! My 10 Best Cookies to Bake for Santa will hit all his sweet spots and your kids will love making sweet holiday memories while prepping for the most magical night of the year.

Best Cookies to Bake for Santa by The BakerMama

It’s almost here! It’s the most wonderful time of the year and my kids are practically vibrating with excitement. I thought we’d put all that energy to good use and bake some cookies for our favorite jolly old elf. There’s no better activity for the young (and young at heart!) than baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Our favorites are as festive as they are yummy. So, apron-up and get baking. Santa won’t stay plump without some help!

Peppermint White Chocolate Pudding Cookies

These peppermint white chocolate pudding cookies are chewy, perfectly sweet and make for a festive Holiday treat!

Peppermint White Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Chewy, no chill, perfectly spiced Gingerbread Men Cookies are a must to bake and decorate during the holidays!

Gingerbread Men Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies are chocolate peppermint crunch perfection in every bite.

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies 

Red and white sugar cookie dough, with a hint of peppermint, is twisted into candy cane cookies that are sure to be a holiday hit!

Candy Cane Cookies by The BakerMama

Easy No-Chill Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Chewy and perfectly sweetened with a simple sugar icing that compliments it so tastefully, they’re perfect to bake and decorate for any holiday!

Easy No-Chill Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Sleigh Mix Cookies

Loaded with oats, candy, pretzels and white chocolate, these cookies are sure to satisfy and energize the entire sleigh!

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Superbly yummy Chocolate Sugar Cookies are perfectly soft and sweet sugar cookies with a rich chocolate twist.

Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Chip Cookies

Loaded with dried cranberries, crunchy nuts and sweet white chocolate chips, these oatmeal cookies are everything a great holiday cookie should be!


Ornament Brownie Balls

Okay, so they’re not cookies, but these adorable Ornament Brownie Balls are such a fun and festive holiday treat!

Ornament Brownie Balls

No-Bake Gingerbread Men Treats

Decorating gingerbread men is one of our families’ favorite traditions that we all look forward to each year. These chewy and flavorful treats hold the gingerbread man shape so well and can handle all the festive toppings that we decorate them with.

No-Bake Gingerbread Men Decorating Board by The BakerMama

Spread the Love

Want to maximize the holiday cheer? Decks the halls and swap some sweet treats with this festive Holiday Cookie Exchange Spread! From pages 217-224 of my Spectacular Spreads cookbook, it includes our favorite cookie recipes and warm, savory snacks and appetizers to bring good tidings!

Holiday Cookie Exchange Spread_Cookies_Spectacular Spreads Cookbook

If you’re inspired by these 10 Best Cookies to Bake for Santa and make some for the Big Guy, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes and boards I share. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!


About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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