Smart kids know the way to butter up Santa Claus -- with lots of butter-filled cookies, of course. The old guy does a heck of a lot of work in one night, and needs some nourishment. So do his hard-working elves, and let me tell you that by the time that last gift is under the tree, those elves are good and exhausted, and some cookies and milk (or wine) are just what they need.
They can't just be any cookies, of course, they should be cookies special enough for Santa himself. No store-bought cookies will do this time. For the big man, they need to be the work of your own hands and preferably of your own kids'. You never know, they just could be the deciding factor in determining whether you go on the naughty or nice list. Here are six great Christmas cookie recipes to make for Santa Claus, starting with these amazing Santa Hat Brownie Bites.