Looking for the perfect cookie for Santa? Try these Cherry Christmas Cookie Cups!
Our Christmas tradition is different than the average family. Santa comes to our home on Christmas Eve evening right after the sun goes down.
So, we avoid Christmas morning. Santa makes an early stop at our house on Christmas Eve while we head out to look at Christmas lights. We drive around the city for an hour and when we get back home, surprise! Santa has visited. Then, the kids can play with all their new toys.
We come from a long line of night owls. My mom, my grandma, me — everyone likes to sleep late and always has. Nobody likes mornings in our family.
The only time I was a morning person was when I went to France for a few weeks. Maybe I was born to live in Europe?
During the day on Christmas Eve, I get the kids to help make cookies for Santa and to take to grandma’s house. We make all kinds of cookies from sugar cookies we decorate to chocolate chip cookies. We usually do something new each year.
Then, on Christmas Day, we head over to visit my parents for the afternoon and have Tex Mex food like tamales! I’m usually in charge of the dessert, so we bring pumpkin pies and leftover cookies from our baking on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Cherry Cookie Cups
This year, I think we are going to make some delicious Cherry Christmas Cookie Cups. I just love cookie cups — they’re like little bitty pies! These are easy to make, and you can use refrigerated cookie dough and pie filling!Print
Wouldn’t Santa love a plate of these Cherry Christmas Cookie Cups?
- 1– 12-24 count mini muffin pan
- 1 package sugar cookie dough
- Cooking spray
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- Preheat oven 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 12-24 mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Follow the instructions on the sugar cookie package for drop cookies.
- Roll dough into small balls. Place into muffin pan. We used dough that was cut into each cookie size and just rolled each cookie size into a ball.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Immediately remove from oven and press a shot glass into the cookie to make the opening. We sprayed the shot glass with cooking oil every few cups.
- Place cookie cups on a cooling rack and let cool.
- Fill the cups with cherry pie filling and top with powdered sugar.
What’s your tradition for Santa? Do you have a favorite cookie you make him?
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