The Villages Florida Area Real Estate: Secret Recipe Revealed - Santa's Favorite Cookies

Secret Recipe Revealed - Santa's Favorite Cookies

Secret Recipe Revealed - Santa's Favorite Cookies

At the special request of Roy Kelley, a Montgomery County, Maryland, Broker and fabulous photographer, I am Used to Make Santa's Favorite Cookiesrevealing the recipe that brings Santa to our house first on Christmas--he just can't resist the taste of these delicacies that are really miniature cakes disguised as cookies!  This is very important this year as we just moved, so Santa is checking his radar for our house at this moment!

You cut these cookies with cookie cutters into your favorite shapes, and then when they are nice and cool you frost them with butter cream frosting and sprinkle them with "Decorating Decors" (nonpareils).  They look very pretty the first day you make them, but then the nonpareils soak up some moisture from the frosting and they don't look quite as nice, but they taste even better!! 

Santa's Favorite Cookies

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour milk (put 2 tsp. of vinegar in 1/2 measure before adding milk)

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. salt

5 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.  Chill (this is NOT an important step--my wife usually skips it).  Roll 1/4" thick.  Cut into desired shapes.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.  When completely cooled, frost and decorate.

Butter Cream Frosting

1 cup butter (room temperature)

1/2 Tbsp. vanilla

5 cups confectioner's sugar

Milk to make of spreading consistency.

Cream butter and vanilla until smooth,  Add sugar one cup at a time beating well after each addition.  Add milk in small amounts until desired consistency.

 Mary-kay Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, e-PRO, IMSD, SRES, SRS

Chris K. Canfield

REALTOR®, ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GREEN, SRES 

The Villages FL Area Real Estate

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsMary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield • December 20 2011 08:24PM

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Oh sounds really yummy!

Posted by Jamie R. Bell, GRI Your Central CT Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 6 years ago

Chris - Thank you for the quality information on Santa's favorite cookies, secret recipe revealed. Delicious.

Posted by John Pusa, Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest) almost 6 years ago

Hi Jamie - They are the best.  Too bad you don't have time to make them this year.  How about making them as "New Years Cookies"?

Hi John - Mrs. Claus might not be too happy about this post.  Think of the diet Santa will have to follow if LOTS of people put out these cookies!

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) almost 6 years ago

Chris, Those cookies sound delicious!  Have a great Wednesday!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Keller Williams Legacy) almost 6 years ago

Thanks again for sharing your recipes. All of us will need to test these cookies!

Congratulations on your move to Naples, Florida. 

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Photograph by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 camera.

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 6 years ago

Anything with a cup of butter in it has to be good.  Thanks for honoring Roy's request.  

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) almost 6 years ago

These sound great, Chris.  You can't beat cookie with frosting!  Merry Christmas.

Posted by Pamela Cendejas, Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) almost 6 years ago

Hi Tony and Darcy - And a wonderful Wednesday to you as well!

Hi Roy - You are very welcome!  Glad you asked for this one.

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) almost 6 years ago

Hi Ron - Two cups by the time all is said and done!

Hi Pamela - Any platform for frosting is tops in my book!

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) almost 6 years ago

Oh my....these sound so good...i love sugar cookies and that frosting is the best...I didn't make them this year but usually make sugar cookies ...frost them and then freeze them!   That is my favorite!!!! 

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) almost 6 years ago

Hi Deborah - My wife always threatens to freeze some, but there are never enough, no matter how many she makes!  : )

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) almost 6 years ago

Chris.  Lovely recipe.  I know what you mean avout the sprinkles melting.  Looks weird but tastes great.

Posted by Valerie Zinger, Home Organizer (House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada) almost 6 years ago

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