I’m not sure if most families leave the same cookie for Santa each year, but we do. We leave him Snow Cookies. I know other people call them Crinkle Cookies, but not us; to us they are snow cookies because of the powdered sugar on the outside.
We have put out these cookies for Santa ever since I can remember. They are one of my all time favorite cookies and we usually only make them in December.
My first memory of eating these cookies goes back to when I was probably in 2nd grade, my mom made them for my piano recital and I fell in love. My mom made them every Christmas and we would leave them out for Santa and give them to neighbors in a cookie tin. My junior high math teacher Mr. Lesuma loved them so much and we continued to take them to him for years after and even after we were married. I think my mom still makes them the best. Even though I have been making them for 17 years on my own, hers still taste better and it’s the same recipe. Isn’t that funny how that works out?
I love brownies and these cookies kind of remind me of them. They are fudge and chewy on the inside and a little crispy on the outside. After you roll the dough balls in powdered sugar they bake up and make beautiful crinkles on the outside.
Just a reminder, when making these cookies, be sure not to over bake them, they should look a underbaked in the center. Once you take them out of the oven and they will continue to bake and the centers will harden a little.
I hope you add this cookie to your Santa plate this year. I know he will love them.
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