How to Decorate a Santa Cookie

Cute Penguin Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
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This is one Santa design that never goes out of style. I first made this cookie in 2013 and I have made it every Christmas since! It's the perfect cookiet treat on Christmas morning!

Cookie Yield

Mrs. Claus and Santa use the same cutter - the cute penguin. It is a large cookie, so for a single batch of dough, you can make 15 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping the Royal Icing


For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).

This project has 6 icing colors. I used Coal Black, Christmas Red, Fleshtone, Lemon Yellow, Deep Pink (just tiny dot to make pastel pink for Santa's nose), and Bright White.  I don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.


For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.