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These Christmas Cookies Are All Dressed Up Like Santa — 6 Fun + Easy Recipes

Even just looking at these sweet treats is enough to make you smile!

You’re sure to get a spot on Santa’s nice list this Christmas with these cookies that are inspired by the big guy himself! We love the holidays in the First for Women test kitchen, and our recipe pros really got in the spirit when they came up with these adorable cookies. From Oreos that get a Kris Kringle makeover to from-scratch gingerbread, there’s an option for every baking skill level. And even if you’re a total novice, easy step-by-step instructions make it a cinch to whip up your own Christmas magic. The hardest part? Picking which one you want to make first! Just keep scrolling for the Santa cookies that are sure to delight.

6 recipes for Santa cookies that are just too cute

Imagine how tickled Santa will be when you leave out of plate of one of these sweet treats on Christmas Eve? For even more cookie goodness, click through for bonus recipes:

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1. Jolly St. Nick Cookies

Jolly St. Nick santa cookies
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The clever secret to our festive treats? We used an ice cream cone–shaped cookie cutter to make these smiling Santas!

2. Holiday Ho-Ho Oreos

Chocolate-covered Oreo cookies decorated to look like Santa

Looking for a fun and yummy gift? Our candy-coated cookies are adorable individually wrapped or placed in a tissue-lined gift box.

3. Santa Sandwich Cookies

Santa sandwich cookies

Our jolly coconut Santas are filled and frosted with delicious marshmallow buttercream.

4. Santa and Reindeer Cookies

Santa and reindeer cookies in a festive box for Christmas
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With the help of premade dough, our cheery treats are a delight to decorate.

5. Santa Claus Cookies

Tin of Santa Claus cookies

We baked up one big cookie, then cut into triangles for speedier prep of these sweet treats.

6. Gingerbread Santas

Gingerbread cookies decorated to look like Santa

Santa will be sure to smile when he sees his likeness on these darling cookies! 

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