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Cookies And Milk Recipes For Santa To Make With Kids

December 23, 2021

Need last minute ideas for holiday baking recipes? These Christmas cookies and milk(shake) are so quick, easy and delicious, they are perfect to whip up on short notice. They are also great cookies to decorate with kids and create one of those family bonding moments before the holiday’s. Classic favorites like rice crispy treats and flavors like peanut butter and jelly but with a twist. Of course there are something for the chocolate lovers also.

Brown Butter Krispies

Ingredients

Directions

  • One 10 1/2-ounce bag mini marshmallows (about 5 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups puffed brown rice cereal 
  • Frosting, Sprinkles, Candies for decorating
  1. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter and line parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang. Lightly grease the parchment
  2. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until the foam begins to subside, about 4 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring constantly with a heat-resistant rubber spatula, until the butter solids brown in the bottom of the pan, another minute or two
  3. Add the marshmallows, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, until the marshmallows are evenly melted. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the puffed rice cereal until evenly coated
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and gently press down to smooth the top. It is best to work quickly as this gets very sticky
  5. Let cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes
  6. Cut into the desired shapes using a paring knife or cookie cutters.
  7.  Decorate with frosting, sprinkles, candies, etc

PB&J Cake Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 20 thin slices pound cake (from one 10.75-ounce cake)
  • 10 teaspoons grape jelly or your favorite jam 
    1. Combine the peanut butter, mascarpone, honey and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Using a rubber spatula, mix everything together until smooth and evenly combined
    2. Cut out shapes from the poundcake (I used a shot glass) and spread with the peanut butter mixture and jelly
    3.  Complete the sandwiches with a second slice of pound cake

Double Chocolate Butter Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • Frosting, Sprinkles, Candies for decorating
  1. Beat the butter in a large bowl with a hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute
  2. Add the confectioners’ sugar, granulated sugar and salt and continue to beat on medium speed until pale and creamy, 2 minutes
  3. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla and egg; mix on low to incorporate
  4. Add the flour, beating on low speed until just incorporated (a few streaks is fine). Switch to a rubber spatula and fold in the chocolate chips
  5. Turn out the dough onto a large piece of plastic wrap, form into a disk and wrap tightly. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  7. Generously dust the dough and work surface with flour. Roll out the dough to a 1/3-inch thickness; if the dough cracks around the edges, simply press it back together
  8. Use cookie cutters to cut out the desired shapes. Place the cookies, 1 inch apart, on the prepared baking sheets
  9. Bake until just beginning to brown around the edges, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through
  10. Cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets before removing the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely

Chocolate Orange Milkshake

Ingredients

Directions

  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons jarred caramel sauce
  • 4 orange candy slices, for garnish
  1. Add the sorbet, almond milk, orange juice concentrate, vanilla extract and salt to a blender. Puree on high speed for 1 minute.
  2. Drizzle the caramel sauce evenly among 4 glasses. Divide the slushy among the glasses. 
  3. Garnish with candy orange slices

For more cookie recipes definitely check out these festive options.

Easy & Festive Holiday Cookie Recipes

Let me know if you try these recipes and what you think. Also would love to hear your own special Christmas cookie recipes if you have them.

Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas! See you all next week for the final posts of 2021!

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