The Cutest Santa Marshmallow Sugar Cookies Recipe

The holidays are right around the corner. Get a head start on this year’s holiday baking with these absolutely adorable and festive Santa Marshmallow Sugar Cookies! You can also, mix things up with this Sea Salt Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies Recipe.

Each year, I struggle with wanting to put up my Christmas tree the day after Halloween. This year I have given in and decided to treat myself with an extended holiday season, because let’s face it, after this year we all deserve it. There is something about an iced sugar cookie that exemplifies the holiday season. These Santa Marshmallow Sugar Cookies are the perfect holiday treat to kick off the celebration.

Typically during the holiday season, I evolve into a kind-of Martha Stewart with considerably less talent. My motivation to make all of the holiday treats is consistent, however, I always seem to end up overwhelmed and covered in chocolate. Thankfully, this recipe is simple enough to not leave you frustrated and sitting on your kitchen floor. This recipe is essentially a sugar cookie cake, cut into triangles and decorated, leaving endless possibilities for additions and creative decorations. Children and adults alike will love making and eating these festive cookies!

Let’s talk ingredients. Thankfully, this is a relatively simple recipe and most of these ingredients are likely already in your kitchen. Save time and money by purchasing white cookie icing and food coloring for the decorations. Let your creativity out and experiment with other designs! This cookie shape would be perfect for Christmas tree cookies.

Needed for decorations:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Next, begin preparing the sugar cookie dough.
  3. Cream softened butter, white and brown sugar, vanilla, and 1 egg until smooth.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Then, combine the wet and dry ingredients until a smooth dough is formed.
  6. Press the dough into a 9 inch pie pan prepared with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, checking frequently, until lightly brown.
  8. Slice cookie cake into triangles.

Decorating:

  1. Add red icing to the top corner of the triangle to resemble Santa’s hat.
  2. Add eyes and a nose with the black icing.
  3. Use the white icing to create his shirt.
  4. Use mini marshmallows to add fluff to Santa’s shirt and hat. Tip: finely chop the marshmallows for a smaller fluff.

ENJOY! 🙂

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Yield: 9 Inch cookie cake

Santa Marshmallow Sugar Cookies

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The holidays are right around the corner. Get a head start this year's holiday baking with these absolutely adorable and festive Santa Marshmallow Sugar Cookies!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 stick softened unsalted butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Decorations

  • Mini marshmallows
  • White Cookie Icing
  • Red Cookie Icing 
  • Black Cookie Icing 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Next, begin preparing the sugar cookie dough.
  3. Cream softened butter, white and brown sugar, vanilla, and 1 egg until smooth.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Then, combine the wet and dry ingredients until a smooth dough is formed.
  6. Press the dough into a 9 inch pie pan prepared with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, checking frequently, until lightly brown.
  8. Slice cookie cake into triangles.

Decorating:

  1. Add red icing to the top corner of the triangle to resemble Santa's hat.
  2. Add eyes and a nose.
  3. Use the white icing to create his shirt.
  4. Use mini marshmallows to add fluff to Santa's shirt and hat.

Tip: finely chop the marshmallows for a smaller fluff.

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