Santa’s on his way, and he’s looking forward to his milk and cookies. You could always set out one of your regular drinking glasses next to the plate of cookies, but that’s not very festive. Plus, Santa might hesitate if he’s not certain the milk is for him.
Make it obvious by leaving Santa’s milk in an awesome festive drinking glass. Then, follow a simple but delicious cookie recipe to satisfy Santa’s sweet tooth before he heads off to the next house on his list.
Labeled Milk Bottle
A milk bottle drinking glass gives a nod to the good old days when milk was delivered to your door. A cute, festive label leaves no question that this glass of milk is for Santa! Plus, with a screw-on lid, you won’t be left crying over spilled milk.
Customized Gift Label
Christmas is a time for gift giving. With Santa in charge of delivering so many gifts, he’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness behind a drinking glass with a cute custom gift label that reads, “To: Santa, From: Our Family.” You can even customize the glass with your family’s last name for a personal touch.
Matching Plate and Glass
Santa’s milk and plate of cookies go together like holly and ivy, like Donner and Blitzen, so why not buy a matching set? With the same font and images used on the plate and drinking glass, Santa will know without a doubt that this treat is meant for him.
Mugs are the best type of cup to drink from in the winter. Even though milk isn’t a hot drink, choosing a glass mug and matching plate is a festive way to leave Santa his milk and cookies.
Cup and Straw
Santa’s big beard gets in the way when he’s really thirsty, so he’ll surely appreciate having a straw in his drinking glass. A cute red and green straw adds to the festivity.
Simple Cookie Recipe
Sugar cookies are the traditional type to leave for Santa. This Soft Christmas Cookie recipe is easy to make and delicious to taste. Just remember to leave two hours to chill the dough and give yourself plenty of time to frost the cookies before Santa arrives.
- 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Food coloring
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until combined. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add the combined dry ingredients until fully moist.
- Cover dough and refrigerate for two hours.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a clean floured surface, roll out half the dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes with festive cookie cutters, such as candy canes, gingerbread men, Christmas trees, and stars.
- Transfer cookies to a greased cookie sheet and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges are barely browned. Let cookies cool slightly on the tray, and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Make icing from powdered sugar, water, and vanilla. For every cup of powdered sugar, add 1 tablespoon water and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Separate the icing into different bowls and add festive food coloring.
- Once the cookies are cooled, frost with icing and add sprinkles as desired.
There you have it... the perfect plate of cookies and glass of milk for Santa!
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