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.