Westby Recipes

Santa Cookies

Santa Cookies
Dec 08, 2021

It’s no secret that Santa loves cookies – especially these delights made with fresh Westby Creamery sour cream! Light and fluffy on the inside with just a little bit of a crunch on the outside, they are so perfectly delicious you may not want to share.

The sour cream adds in a little extra flavor while also creating soft cake-like texture that won’t dry out by the time Santa comes around. Plus, this recipe is simple enough to include your little ones in on all the baking fun.


For the cookies:

  • 1/3 cup Westby sweet cream butter
  • ½ cup Westby sour cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

For the frosting:

  • ½ cup Westby sweet cream butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp milk

Pro tip: Let the cold ingredients sit out for 1 hr. or until room temperature is reached.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer then add in sugar. Mix on high until light and fluffy.
  4. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well. Then add sour cream and mix again until fully combined.
  5. Slowly add in the flour mixture from step 2 while mixing on low until combined.
  6. Scoop tablespoon-sized portions of dough and place on prepared baking sheets. Leave about two inches between each scoop. (For a more even surface for frosting later, use damp hands to slightly flatten each one.)
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the bottom edge of the cookies start to turn golden brown.
  8. While the cookies are baking, cream ½ cup of butter and mix in two cups of powdered sugar.
  9. Then add in one tsp of vanilla and two tbsp of milk. Mix until smooth. (Add in food coloring here if desired.)
  10. Let the cookies sit for about 15 minutes after baking before frosting and enjoy!

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