Baking #SimpleandSweet cookies for Santa Claus

I hope everyone had a Feliz Navidad and is enjoying the Holidays. I for one am a happy gal. I’ve practically been in my pj’s and eating “recalentado” for the last 24 hours. La Familia is in town with all the “sobrinitos”. Life is good!

This year was I was particularly enthused with the idea of holiday baking. You probably wouldn’t know this but in my house they call me the Cookie Monster. “C is for Cookie, and Cookie is for me” is one of my favorite songs, and for good reason. I LOVE LOVE LOVE a good cookie. (I have always had the doubt: how do you say Cookie Monster en español, “Monstruo Comegalletas” or “Monstruo Galletero”?)

You can imagine my joy, then, when this little box of happiness showed up at the door. The good people over at Macy’s somehow know of my love of cookies and thought I’d enjoy this holiday baking kit. Inside the box were a mason jar with all the ingredients, plus 2 cookie cutters, a wonderful spatula from Martha Stewart with a baking conversion table and a set of instructions.

This #SimpleandSweet Kit came courtesy from Macy's.  All included, easy breezy, baking set.

This #SimpleandSweet Kit came courtesy from Macy’s. All included, easy breezy, baking set.

So I got to work. You know what I love most about this kit? Everything is easy and you just need to add 2 ingredients: butter and eggs. And even though I started baking pretty late in the evening, it probably took all of 20 minutes to produce a fresh batch of delicious cookies.

Just needed to add 2 eggs and a stick of butter and mix. How easy is that?

Just needed to add 2 eggs and a stick of butter and mix. How easy is that?

Cookie batter ready to go int he oven for 15 minutes.

Cookie batter ready to go int he oven for 15 minutes.

Ready!

Ready!

Once the cookies were done, my nephews kept asking how many cookies we would leave for Santa. We all thought since he would be busy with his overnight deliveries, he would need a good deal of cookies to make it through. My nephew Luis Emilio, who is 4 years old, even suggested we leave a cup of coffee just so Santa wouldn’t fall asleep on his route. We all agreed that was a great idea and thought he would surely appreciate the gesture.

Cafe y galletitas para Santa Claus.

Cafe y galletitas para Santa Claus.

On Christmas morning, the cookies had all but disappeared. My sobrinitos were quite pleased when I told them that Santa loved his midnight munchies.  The best part about this is that the cookies were so good and so easy to make. They were instant crowd pleasers and made my inner Monstruo Galletero very happy.

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