Christmas Cookies with Santa

This year, Braum’s was honored to partner with the Oklahoma Railway Museum for its “Christmas Train” event in which families visited with Santa Claus, sang Christmas carols, read Christmas stories and were treated to goodie bags. Not only that, everyone hopped aboard the Christmas train for a holiday ride.

Hot cocoa and cookies took center stage on the menu that day, so we’re sharing one of our favorite cookie recipes for those who couldn’t make it to the event! Check out our recipe and how-to video below for Santa’s Christmas Sugar Cookies, and whip some up as a family to leave old St. Nick on Christmas Eve. (We have it on good record these really are his favorite.)

Ingredients

1 cup Braum’s Unsalted Butter, softened
1 ¼ cup of sugar
1 Tbsp. Braum’s Whole Milk
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 Braum’s Egg
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt (if using unsalted butter, omit if using salted butter)

Frosting:

½ cup Braum’s Unsalted Butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
16 oz. powdered sugar
¼ cup milk

Instructions

Cookies: Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, milk, vanilla and egg. Stir in the dry ingredients until combined. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. Once chilled, Roll the dough out to about a ½” thick sheet using a rolling pin and wax paper. After it’s rolled out, cut out your cookies. Combine dough and roll out as needed to use all of the dough. If it starts to get to tacky, chill and continue to roll and cut cookies. Place the cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese with electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk, beginning and ending with sugar and beating at low speed. Add vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Spread over cookies. Top with sprinkles.

Don’t forget the final step! Grab a glass of Braum’s whole milk and plate your cookies to leave Santa during his long night of delivering toys to all the good girls and boys.