Four Delicious Christmas Snacks For Santa (Recipes Included)


Hey, listen up!  The countdown is on to the fat man arriving in town.  All the little children are going to be carefully planning the cookies that they hope to leave out for jolly ol’ Santa Claus.  Most of those little darlings, with their well meaning intentions, will pour him a nice tall glass of white milk before they lay their sleepy heads down for the night.

I wonder if they ever thought that Santa may be lactose intolerant?  Or did they give it much thought that he may need some high test man fuel to keep him charged and moving all night?

Well, no.  But that’s why good parents like you can give them a bit of a nudge in the snacks for Santa department.

Let’s Start with the Cookies

I’m thinking Santa gets tired of the pretty little decorated Christmas cookiessugar cookies as he travels from house to house.  Chocolate chip? Too generic.

This year, we’re providing you with a few recipe ideas that will be sure to delight even the grumpiest of people. And don’t worry about them taking too much time to make.  Here at Burly Man Coffee, we know that time is precious, especially during Christmas! Our recommendations for you are quick, easy, and they don’t leave behind a huge mess. 

Disclaimer:  If Santa eats too many of these cookies, thus making it impossible to fit down your chimney, don’t be too angry at the guy for dumping the toys on the front porch.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ¼ cup of shortening
  • 8 oz. block of softened cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • ½-¾ cup of flour

Non-pariel coated chocolates (these can easily be made by placing chocolate melting wafers in the oven long enough to begin softening and immediately sprinkling non-pariels on top)

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  Using a mixer, beat the shortening and cream cheese until creamy.
  3.  Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
  4.  Add chocolate cake mix and blend well.
  5.  Fold in ½ cup of flour.  If the dough remains sticky, add an additional ¼ cup.
  6.  Roll into small balls, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8.  Top with a non-pariel chocolate immediately upon removing from the oven.
  9.  Cool on a wire baking rack.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ¾ cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. of milk
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 1-½ cups of flour (all-purpose typically works best)
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 48 unwrapped Hershey’s Kisses

Instructions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  In a medium size bowl, stir together baking soda, salt, and flour.  Set aside.
  3.  In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and shortening until well blended.
  4.  Add the sugars, and beat until fluffy.
  5.  Add vanilla, milk, and an egg; beat well.
  6.  Gradually add in the dry ingredient mixture, being sure to blend well.
  7.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll them on a plate covered in granulated sugar, being sure to lightly cover the entire dough ball.
  8.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  9.  Immediately top with a Hershey Kiss.
  10.  Remove the tray, and place on a wire baking rack to cool.

Colorful Oreo Balls

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. block of softened cream cheese
  • 40 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  • 1-16 oz. bag of chocolate melting wafers (any color)

Directions:

  1.  Mix softened cream cheese and crushed Oreo cookies until well blended.
  2.  Shape into 1-inch balls.  Freeze for 10 minutes.
  3.  While the cookies are freezing, melt the chocolate.
  4.  Remove balls from freezer, and dip them into the melted chocolate.
  5.  Place on wax paper.
  6.  Top with additional crushed Oreos or sprinkles (optional)
  7.  Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or until firm.

Peanut Butter Gobstoppers

Ingredients:

  • 1-12 oz. Bag of white chocolate melting wafers (for Christmas flare, use green)
  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups of crisped rice cereal
  • 2 cups of mini-marshmallows
  • Mini baking cups

Directions:

  1.  Combine the chocolate melting wafers and peanut butter into a large saucepan.  
  2.  Using the double boiler method, melt the chocolate and peanut butter.
  3.  Remove from heat; stir in the crisped rice cereal and the mini-marshmallows
  4.  Spoon into mini baking cups
  5.  Chill for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Washing it Down

Toss out the milk!  Well, not really. Keep it in the refrigerator for little Billy’s morning cereal.  This year, leave Santa something unlike anything he’s ever tasted before!

A fresh, hot, steaming cup of Burly Man Coffee!

With all of the extra caffeine, he’ll be making his rounds quicker than ever!  As he arrives back to his icy location in the North Pole well before his estimated arrival time, he’ll be sure to go ahead and put your name on the nice list for next year!

You’ll thank me later!

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