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Decorated Christmas Cookies

by Jenna Gleason

One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up was baking cookies on Christmas Eve for Santa. You can make these cute Christmas cookies the night before Christmas or any day in December!



White icing

Chocolate icing

Food coloring



Cookies of your choice

Plastic sandwich bags




1. Spread white icing on the top and bottom of the cookie’s face, leaving the middle blank. This will be Santa’s beard and the fuzzy part of his hat.

2. Mix white icing with red and yellow food coloring to make a pink skin color. Spread that icing in the center of the cookie for Santa’s face.

3. Mix red food coloring and white icing in a bowl. Place this at the very top of the cookie to finish his hat.

4. As a final step, put two M&M’s for eyes in the center of the cookie.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

1. Place chocolate icing all over a cookie. YUM!

2. Place two pretzels towards the top of the cookie for antlers.

3. Put one red M&M in the center of the cookie for Rudolph’s nose.

4. You can make Rudolph’s eyes two different ways. You can add two M&M’s or you can use a black icing pen and draw them on. 


1. Spread any color icing on your cookie as the background for your snowflake.

2. Use a plastic sandwich bag as an icing piper. Place your colorful icing in a plastic bag, aiming for one of the corners of the bag. Push all the air out and seal the bag. Cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag so the icing will come out in a thin line.

3. Use your homemade icing piper to draw on your snowflake. As the saying goes, no two snowflakes are alike, so get as creative as you want!

Check out the video for some help here!


Make more treats this Christmas, like our Christmas Chocolate Treats - Christmas Tree!

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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