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What Kind of Cookies Should You Leave for Santa?

December 21, 2018 2 min read

What Kind of Cookies Should You Leave for Santa?

Christmas Day is coming up next week! As we find ourselves in the final rush to prepare- with gift wrapping, last minute shopping, preparing for meals, and the like - there is one important question that needs to be answered. 

What kind of cookies should you leave for Santa? 

To help you solve this conundrum, we've compiled three great cookie recipes that are sure to be a big hit with Father Christmas! 

To choose the right cookie to leave near your holiday tree, ask yourself what's most important to you and your family. Do you care the most if you've got 1) The Best Tasting Cookie, 2) The Healthiest Cookie, or 3) The Most Classic Cookie? If you've got your answer, you're ready for these sweet options and recipes! 

 1. The Best Tasting Cookie

If you want Santa to have a unique and memorable flavor experience this Christmas, shoot for an optimal amount of tastiness in your cookie baking! Some of the best cookies that we have seen when it comes to taste are Dark Chocolate, Pistachio, & smoked  Sea Salt Cookies! We know it may sound complicated, but they are really quite simple to make - and delightful to eat! See recipe here on! 


2. The Healthiest Cookie (Gluten Free + Vegan)

Has anyone ever asked Santa if he would like a vegan or gluten free option? It's about time that we did! On their website, Brittany and William provide a recipe for delicious Vegan Molasses Cookies! These cookies combine a classic holiday flavor with the advantage of being vegan. If you switch the all purpose flour with a gluten free alternative, these cookies are great for everyone with common dietary restrictions! Click below to see the recipe! 

3. The Most Classic Cookie

If tradition is important to you, then you'll love these Candy Cane Cookies! With the shape and look of candy canes and a delicious holiday peppermint flavor, these cookies are sure to be a hit with the family, your Christmas party guests, and of course, Santa! Download the recipe here on!

Have you chosen which cookies to leave out on Christmas eve? We hope that these ideas and cookie recipes have helped you come to a decision that will make everyone's holiday a little sweeter! Once your cookies are made, hang those Christmas stockings, put on your favorite sweater and fleece lined socks, and sit back to enjoy the rest of your holiday season! 

Don't forget to leave out some milk or hot cocoa for Santa with your cookies of choice! Make sure the beverage is left in a suitable mug! Check out Darn Good Yarn's coffee mugs!