Making Less Mess Cookies For Santa

Making and decorating sugar cookies for Santa is part of our Christmas Eve tradition. 

It’s a fun family activity that keeps the kids happy while they count down the hours until Christmas morning.  It can be a messy endeavor, though, especially with very young children.  Our solution?  Forgo the sticky frosting.

We start by covering the table with a sheet of wax paper.  Next we use some festive cookie cutters on either store bought or homemade dough (we like this recipe) and from there it’s a simple two step process.  First we dump the sprinkles…

…then we spread them out using a spoon (and sometimes our fingers).

The result is plate full of cookies every bit as pretty as their frosted counterparts.  We put them out with a glass of milk for the big guy and a few carrots for his reindeer.