Holiday Baking for Pinterest Fail Moms: Cookies for Santa

Need an easy and simple holiday baking recipe? Read below for our simple sugar cookies for Santa recipe!

Remember my last post about holiday baking with my kids? I’m back today to share another easy baking activity to share with your kids!

One of my favorite things about the holidays is all of the activities I get to enjoy with my kids. I’m not a great baker, but that doesn’t mean us Pinterest Fail Moms can’t enjoy some holiday baking with our kids! We usually have a tradition of having my cousins over for a cookie baking night. But, my oldest decided we needed to do a practice run for Santa’s cookies. And who was I to say no to a batch of fresh sugar cookies!?

Like I’ve mentioned before, I love holiday baking with Immaculate Baking Company products. They offer a huge variety of wholesome organic, natural, and gluten free products. We made a batch of chocolate brownies a few nights ago and we also love their waffle/pancake mix for brunch!

Sugar cookies are so classic and easy to make. The best part is seeing my kids cut out their favorite holiday shapes and decorate the cookies to their hearts’ desire!

Holiday Baking for Pinterest Fail Moms: Cookies for Santa

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 Box of Immaculate Baking Co.‘s Classic Sugar Cookie Mix
    • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) Butter, Softened* (Not Melted)
      1.5 Tablespoon Water
      1 Teaspoon Gluten-Free Vanilla
      1 Egg
  • Holiday Cookie Cutters
  • Holiday Sprinkles
  • White Frosting
  • Cute Baking Assistant!

This is such an easy recipe, it’s Pinterest Fail Mom-proof!

1. Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheet). Stir Cookie Mix, softened butter, water, vanilla and egg in medium bowl until soft dough forms.

2. Roll out dough and use your holiday cookie cutters!

I like to use a cookie sheet to roll out my dough for sugar cookies. It’s a great space for my kids to do the cookie cutting and keeps the mess contained.

3. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely.

4.) Frost your cooled cookies and sprinkle away!

And as always, don’t forget to taste test! (You want to be sure that Santa will like these cookies!)

We’re looking forward to our official holiday baking night with our family.

Holiday Baking for Pinterest Fail Moms: Cookies for Santa

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  1. These look great! Love the tip about the baking sheets. I like anything that tries to keep the mess contained!

    Posted 12.9.16
  2. Jessica wrote:

    This is not a fail! These cookies are so cute! They are never going to look as good as when a professional baker makes them but yours are better because they are made with love!
    xo Jessica

    Posted 12.9.16
  3. I had never heard of the Immaculate Baking Company but they are turning up on a number of blogs including yours. I like what I see. Do you know if their products are available in Canada? I can see many applications. It’s fun for families to bake together and I can see corporate teams baking together for a recreational event. Over the Christmas holidays when I have more time, I always experiment with recipes and do more baking. I will look for this. Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 12.9.16
  4. I LOVE Immaculate Baking Co. All of their stuff is SO good. I made their brownies the other day and almost ate the entire pan by myself. I’ll have to give these cookies a try, too!

    Posted 12.9.16
  5. Helen wrote:

    Sugar cookies with lots of icing are my absolute favorite this time of year. I tend to go a little overboard on the sprinkles lol!

    Posted 12.9.16
  6. I have never thought to roll out the dough on cookie sheets, but that is such a good idea! I am going to have to go get a box of this mix.

    Posted 12.9.16
  7. Marissa wrote:

    Yum! I haven’t made sugar cookies in so long.

    Posted 12.9.16
  8. Jae wrote:

    If there’s one thing I’ve never done in my life, it’s this—baking. Unless you count baked salmon and chicken? It’s probably because I’m not sweet-toothed, so pastries don’t appeal to me as much as to most people. One of these days, I’m going to have to learn to least knead a dough or something, though!????

    Posted 12.9.16
  9. Oh my goodness, your kiddo is too cute! Love all of these photos!

    I love Christmas cooking time, and decorating cookies with fun icing and sprinkles! Such a fun tradition.

    xx, Jamie

    Posted 12.9.16
  10. Chrissy wrote:

    These look wonderful and your little helper is super cute!

    Posted 12.9.16
  11. There’s so much to love about this post, especially as a mom who cannot handle Pinterest projects, haha. All of this looks easy and delicious!

    Posted 12.9.16
  12. I enjoyed coming across this post. I have some nieces and nephews coming to town and I plan on making these cookies. They look easy and super yummy.

    Posted 12.9.16
  13. Those cookies look so yummy! I love that one of the items needed is a “Cute Baking Assistant” haha That is amazing!

    Posted 12.9.16
  14. chanel wrote:

    these look so tasty! i need to try that sugar cookie mix because Lord knows I don’t have time for the real deal LOL

    Posted 12.9.16
  15. What a fun project with the kiddos

    Posted 12.9.16
  16. I love how these turned out. Definitely not a fail. 🙂

    Posted 12.9.16
  17. Super cute! Love the little apron. Precious.

    Posted 12.9.16
  18. Barrie wrote:

    Super cute. Love the apron!

    Posted 12.9.16
  19. I love Immaculate products, but have never tried any of the cookie mixes… guess I’ll need to pick a box up on my next trip to the grocery store!

    PS- your little guy is adorable in his little hat and apron!

    Posted 12.9.16
  20. Emily Music wrote:

    How fun! I hate to admit how many Pinterest fails I’ve created, but this looks easy and fun! Happy baking!

    Posted 12.9.16
  21. I love Immaculate Baking Co. Their stuff is the best!

    Posted 12.10.16
  22. Ahahahaha, these are just too cute! I love that Pinterest Fail Moms are a thing!

    Posted 12.10.16
  23. Melissa wrote:

    Your fail looks like a success to me! Yum!!

    Posted 12.10.16
  24. His baking outfit is the best!

    Posted 12.10.16
  25. Your little guy is adorable! It looks like he had a great time! I love Immaculate products. They make great pie dough too!

    Posted 12.10.16
  26. Brittany wrote:

    I love making Christmas cookies! I’ll have to give that mix a try!

    Posted 12.10.16
  27. Tretre Mac wrote:

    Tonight my family will be making Christmas cookies and watching Christmas movies. After looking at these pictures, I almost want a head start.

    Posted 12.10.16
  28. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen wrote:

    Isn’t it fun to make sugar cookies around the holidays? Looks like you have a cute, little helper, too! 🙂

    Posted 12.10.16
  29. Julie Hoag wrote:

    I love your post! The cookies look so delicious! I love seeing pics in the kitchen and making cookies, so fun!

    Posted 12.10.16
  30. Bella wrote:

    Aww this is cute!! I alwways use to cooke with my momma now I’m in the kitchen baking something fun.

    Posted 12.12.16
  31. Your son is so adorable! I love this idea, I am definitely a Pinterest fail mom and think my son and I will try these out this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 12.12.16
    • JeeYoung wrote:

      Thanks for reading mama’

      Posted 12.13.16

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