Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cookies for Santa?

It's soon cookie making time at our house.  One of the younger kids has been asking when we will make cookies.  It's on the agenda for Thursday, and she won't let me forget!  In the meantime, you might consider this easy little treat (found on Pinterest!) for a substitute for cookies on your tea tray this year.  Bake a batch of brownies, cut rounds from the baked brownies, and top with a thin pointy strawberry.  Pipe icing around the base of the strawberry, and a dollop on the top, and you have some cute little hats for Santa and his elves.
Any soft icing will do, but I'm happy to share the recipe I used.

















Icing:
1 c. Crisco
1 stick margarine
1/4 c. evaporated milk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 lb. confectioner's sugar
Cream Crisco and margarine until blended.  Add remaining ingredients and beat well, approx. 5 minutes until light and fluffy.  Keep icing refrigerated.



7 comments:

Steph said...

Oh, those are adorable!

GardenofDaisies said...

I've been waiting to bake til my kids come home. Your Santa hats are so cute. Those would be sooo perfect for a children's Christmas party!

lemonverbenalady said...

Thank goodness, Nancy, you love to play with food for our benefit!:) Merry Christmas to you and the family! xxoo Nancy

Two Cottages And Tea said...

This is so cute! My Grandkids will love this! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!
Nancy

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Those are so very cute!!
Merry Christmas to you and the family!

Angela McRae said...

Cute idea! (That Pinterest is quite addicting, especially around the holidays!)

relevanttealeaf said...

A perfect cookie for the little kids and big kids alike! Wonder if I have time to whip some of these up for our Christmas Eve gathering. We always have a birthday cake for Jesus, but I know the grandkids would love these! They're so festive and would be cute sitting at the base of the birthday cake. Thanks for sharing!