Have you been naughty or nice? Regardless of the answer, a good sugary cookie will do wonders for past transgressions. That said, having a brain freeze isn't an option. It's critical to choose the perfect cookie. Santa's jelly belly depends on it.
When considering this life-altering cookie conundrum, think about cookies you enjoy. The wedding snowballs are an excellent idea. They have all the hallmarks of holiday cookies and they're bite-size. Whether you want Santa to ingest a handful of bite-size treats or plate one or two, it's important to discuss amongst the family before turning in for the evening.
Why cookies for Santa?
It's a tradition passed down from generation to generation. Our family placed two to three cookies on a Christmas dessert dish with a side of ice-cold milk. It was amazing to wake up Christmas morning and see Santa had eaten his cookies. It was pure magic.
This cookie recipe is quick, easy, and accessible. Most of the ingredients should be in your cupboard.
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 cups chopped walnuts
1 lb. confectioners sugar
Cream butter and sugar. Beat until fluffy. Stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour and then chopped nuts. Shape into 1" balls. Bake on an ungreased cook sheet at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool. In a plastic bag, put in one pound of confectioners sugar and shake until coated. Another Christmas cookie baked in minutes for Santa. Yum.
If you want to make your snowballs mixed with a little dirt....make dark chocolate. Here are the additional ingredients needed.
6 tbs. dark unsweetened cocoa powder (divided)
1 tbs. cinnamon (divided)
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 cup finely chopped dark chocolate
Cream the butter and sugar as above. Before adding the flour...add to it 4 tbs. cocoa powder, 1/2 tbs. cinnamon, salt, nuts, and finely chopped chocolate and mix until combined. Roll into balls, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. After the cookies cool, (about 10 minutes), mix together a cup of powdered sugar, 2 tbs. cocoa powder, and 1/2 tbs. cinnamon then roll cookies in the mixture.