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There's nothing more exciting than seeing that the big guy has not only been to drop off the gifts, but that he's also taken a moment to sit in your home and eat the thoughtful cookie snack that you've left out.
One way to make that moment even more special is to take the time to make the cookies yourself. We've got eight great recipes for you to get inspired to make Santa's snack even sweeter with a homemade gift from the heart.
Homemade cookies for Santa are the stuff that memories are made of. Image: Getty Images.
This will make 18 delicious cookies for Santa and friends.
More delicious cookie recipes below …
Leave Darren Purchese's Santa's Gold Chocolate and Coffee Cookies out to keep Santa going all night! Image: Supplied.
Chocolate chip cookies are great of course, but what about Honey Jumbles? Or easy-make Christmas Cookie Bark … or Gingerbread?!
The Australian Women's Weekly site is choc-full (pardon the pun) of simple to make, delicious cookie recipes that will have Santa full and ready to get on his merry way.
We've rounded up our favourites in the gallery below to inspire you to make Christmas memories with the kids.
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Australian Women's Weekly Gingerbread biscuits: You can't go past the sweet scent of gingerbread for a Christmas treat. Impress Santa with these homemade cookies made with love. See the full recipe here. Image: Supplied.
Australian Women's Weekly Honey Jumbles: Santa certainly won't be leaving any of these family favourites on the plate. Delicious and fun to make, homemade Honey Jumbles make a great teacher's gift too. See the full recipe here. Image: Supplied.
Australian Women's Weekly Chocolate freckle biscuit bark: Easy for kids to make, these shards are a brilliant cheat's cookie, utilising bought savoury crackers, dark chocolate and a sprinkling of hundreds and thousands. See the full recipe here. Image: Supplied.
Australian Women's Weekly Decorated christmas cookies: These simple decorated Christmas cookies are the perfect way to get little ones involved with ther gift to Santa, and they also make an ideal edible Christmas gift. See the full recipe here. Image: Supplied.
Australian Women's Weekly Double chocolate freckles: These fun and easy to make biscuits are great for Christmas plus kid's lunch boxes, after school snacks or parties any time of year. See the full recipe here. Image: Supplied.
Australian Women's Weekly Christmas tree shortbreads: Get the kids involved in making these Christmas tree shortbreads. Those who can't yet manage the cutting out will still have lots of (possibly very messy) fun decorating them for Santa. See the full recipe here. Image: Supplied.
Australian Women's Weekly Pudding cookies: These little Christmas pudding cookies are delicious and completely adorable. Not only perfect for Santa, they make a great gift, packed in a pretty box and tied with a festive ribbon. See the full recipe here. Image: Supplied.