This treat is a cute one that I saw online and knew it would be so easy to make! I don’t really do anything that’s not easy, now do I?
It’s best to make them as close to the event as possible (so the cookies don’t get soggy) but I made them the night before and they survived in the fridge over night!
Let’s make some Santa hats!
Sugar Cookies (Ready-bake, from scratch, dough, or store bought)
Strawberries (the bigger, the better)
White Frosting (spray can is easiest)
Bake the sugar cookies according to package directions (or if you did store bought, get them out.) I used the pull apart ones and they came out a little big for my taste but hey, you gotta roll with the punches, right? The vanilla Oreos would probably work awesome for this because they are smaller and wouldn’t get as soggy from the stuff on top.
Now, get the strawberries and slice of the green leafy parts. Now dry the flat parts nice and good so they stick in the icing. Plop them right onto the dollop of frosting you put in the middle of the cookies.
See how much cookie is left around the edges? Not an ideal situation but I compensated.
Alright, this next step is optional. I stuck a toothpick into the center of the strawberry all the way down and through the cookie. I did this for two reasons: 1. I didn’t want them to slide around during transport and 2. I needed to make sure the mini marshmallows would stay. I also used scissors to cut off the sharp end of the toothpick leaving a small bit sticking out. Just make kids or teachers are aware that there are toothpicks in them if you choose to do this step.
Take a mini marshmallow and stick it onto the toothpick all the way down to the strawberry. If you choose not to use the toothpicks, dry the tip of the berry and adhere the mallow with a bit of icing. OR you could just use a dot of icing for the tip of the hat. Be creative and do things the way they work for you!
Now, Santa’s hat needs some “fur”. In the cutest and most decorative way possible, put icing all the way around the strawberry. I used a very large amount of icing to hide the cookie which is why it’s best to make them smaller (or buy smaller ones).
Once completed, the “hats’ can be refrigerated. Just be aware that the frosting and berry will eventually make the cookie soggy. Like I said, mine survived the night and were eaten before that happened!
Tada! See how cute they are? I had two of them and they really are to-die-for! They ALMOST taste like a strawberry shortcake!
Merry Christmas and don’t forget to check out my other holiday treats!