Strawberry Cheesecake Santa Hats


Well, we did witch hats for Halloween and pilgrim hats for Thanksgiving, so I wanted to do a Santa hat for Christmas.  It took me a while to come up with something no bake that the kids could help with, but I think they turned out really cute.



Strawberry Cheesecake Santa Hats
Ingredients:
1 lb. strawberries (little ones work the best)
8 oz. softened cream cheese
3-4 TBSP powdered sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Vanilla wafers
Wash and dry your strawberries.  Since I like a high cheesecake to strawberry ratio, I also hollowed out a little of the strawberry to get more in there.
Mix the cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar together.  I found it was easiest to pipe the mixture onto the wafers before putting the strawberry on.

Top this with a cheesecake-filled strawberry and add the "pom pom" on top.
If soft(ish) wafers gross you out (my husband) then make them right before you serve them.  If you actually kind of like them like that (after all cheesecake crust isn't crunchy!) go ahead and make them ahead of time.



We're having these (along with a visit to Santa) for day 6 of our book advent when we read Are You Grumpy, Santa?  It's a really humorous story all about Santa's bad day beginning with being woken by the snore of Mrs. Claus and ending with dropping from a chandelier.  Our favorite part is when Santa gets stuck in the chimney of the first house.  "He wiggled side to side, then gave a mighty push.  He fell into the fireplace and sprained his chubby tush!"  Santa's misadventures continue all over the world.  "In Paris, he was chased by a tiny, growling puddle.  In Italy, he slipped upon a rigatoni noodle." Finally, Santa roars, "I'm a grumpy Santa Claus!"  and then spots some cookies and a card made for just him.  His grumpies disappear.  It's a fun book with a simple message about doing nice things for others.


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69 comments:

  1. Oh MY WORD THESE ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!! Such a cute Christmas craft! Thanks for linking up last week for Fun Stuff Fridays. I'd love you to link up with us again.
    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

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  2. Those are adorable and since I love cheese cake and strawberries.... must give them a try!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Those are adorable! Seriously, they may be the cutest Christmas thing I've seen this season. We have to make those.

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  4. this is seriously brilliant! i LOVE it!

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  5. You've done it again!! Another super cute and tastey looking post!

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  6. Look delicious and oh my how they are adorable.

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  7. These are so adorable! I wish I wasn't allergic to strawberries!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh!

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  8. so making these! pinned & shared - fabulous and yummy idea!!

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  9. I love love love these! Just pinned them and would love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance! http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-no-6.html

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  10. I wonder of my daughter's school will allow me to take these in for snack day!? Very cute. How long do you think it would take to make 25?

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  11. They look delicious! Thank you for sharing them at Crafty Moms Share!

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  12. SO cute and creative (and delicious looking!!)

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  13. Those are so creative! I am totally making them for my daughter and her friends. Pinning!

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  14. So cute and yummy looking! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. These look and sound amazing! I am hosting Christmas Eve and this WILL be served! Thank you for linking up for A Pinteresting Party. :)

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  16. Such a cute idea! They look yummy too! I'm your newest follower from the i heart nap time party. I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too.
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  17. These are adorable! I'm pinning them--and think I'm adding them to our Christmas breakfast menu!

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  18. Hi! Stopping by from Tt&j. This is a great kid friendly idea.. plus who doesnt love cheesecake?! Haha.. Love these!

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Friday link party going on now :)

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  19. These are adorable and they look delicious! What a fun idea!

    Krista @ While He Was Napping

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  20. These are soooo cute and creative! Pinning this! :)

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  21. Absolutely love this! So creative! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

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  22. What a great idea!Consider, if you will, sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-3.html

    Christmas blessings!

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  23. I love all your fun ideas. You keep coming up with such cute ones:> You should totally link up to my Christmas Linky Carnival.
    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-in-december-link-carnival.html

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  24. Just shared on Facebook. Thanks for linking up at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  25. This is a BRILLIANT idea! Such cute presentation. I found you through DIY Home Sweet Home's link party; so glad I did!

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  26. Strawberries are my all time favorite food. What a great treat! I found you on tipjunkie.com :)

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  27. I just got a big container of strawberries from Costco, and this will be a fun project with kids. Hey, they'll taste good too!

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  28. These are absolutely wonderful! I pinned them! Thanks!

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  29. Those are so cute and look delicous!

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  30. These look really yummy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing :)

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  31. So stinking cute! I love simple ideas like this!

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  32. OH my gosh these are so cute I am putting them on my Christmas To-do list.

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  33. What a fun idea! And so simple!

    I'd love for you to link up this week at my Friday Favorites party!

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  34. Genius! What’s next... Leprechaun hats for Paddy’s Day?

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  35. SUCH a cute idea, thanks for sharing!

    New follower :)

    Stephanie
    www.chocolatecoveredbuttons.com

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  36. These are adorable!! And SO delicious looking!! Cutest little santa hats ever :)

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/12/your-whims-wednesday-36-and-features.html

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  37. Adorable! They look so yummy. I didn't see if you had linked up already, but I'd love to have you link them up at The Southern Institute!

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  38. How cute! I think I just found a gift for my son's teacher ;) . I pinned a cheesecake stuffed strawberry recipe, too, but to take it this direction is really creative, I think, even if you've done other hats.

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  39. Oooh, these look yummy. My little one will love helping make them!

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  40. Such a cute idea! I am now following you and I hope you will follow me back. Would you link up with my Handmade on Humpday link party going on now? You can find it at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

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  41. These look adorable!! Thanks for sharing (who doesn't love strawberries? I adore them)

    Visiting from Think Smink party at Tiaras & Bowties today,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

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  42. These are really cute! Great job! As a program director at the local Public Library its great to find a new resource for fun ideas related to books! I am happily following along!

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  43. I want to do this so badly for a work party! I hope I can find some small strawberries that aren't a fortune.

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  44. OH I 'm so glad you linked these little cuties up at my Winter Wonderland party! You've inspired me to want to try this and take it to the office for the holidays!

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  45. These look so delicious. I will add them to my list of things to try!

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  46. Yummy!!! This is the cutest holiday strawberry idea ever! I don't want to miss ideas like this so I'm following!

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  47. Cute idea!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  48. These would last a total of 20 seconds in my house. I can just see myself piping while they are being eaten :-)

    So glad to have you at our Pin'Inspiration Party this week.

    Happy follower, would love if you popped over and grabbed a button.

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  49. I love this idea! They look perfect! My daughter loves strawberries and these would be perfect for her. I would love it if you would stop by Mrs. Fox's Sweet party and share them! http://mrsfoxssweets.blogspot.com/2011/12/mrs-foxs-sweet-party-1.html

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  50. This is such a cute idea!!

    I would love for you to link up more awesome stuff at my new link party starting every Monday and lasting throughout the week!

    snap, craft & blog till your heart's {content} @ a content housewife {blog}

    -Lianne

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  51. Great ideas deserve praise. I guess this really got it! :-) These are SO cute. Now what can we do for hats in January...

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  52. absolutely fantastic and they look so yummy too! Thanks for linking.

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  53. Ohh! These are delicious looking and cute! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Melanie
    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
    bearrabbitbear.blogspotcom

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  54. AH nilla waffers!! I was wondering what those were! Such a MARVELOUS idea!! They are too cute!! Visiting from Freestyle Friday!

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  55. Hey! New follower! Amazing blog! This was the top clicked link on Family Ever After last week, so you're the Blog of the Week! And you're being featured! Stop by and grab a button!

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  56. I'm so excited we're making these today! They look so yummy!!!

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  57. hi! Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring this recipe at tomorrows Tasty Tuesday party. Hope you can come by and check it out. Grab a featured button if you haven’t already! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  58. Don't forget to link up to win the Eureka Vacuum and Kindle Fire at "The Sits Girls!!" I am grateful to be a fellow crafter in Creating Christmas, just thought you might like a chance to win big for being oh so fabulous. :) http://www.thesitsgirls.com/featured-blogger/good-clean-fun-vacuum-kindle-giveaway/

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  59. Wow...I love this idea. Thank you so much and I will be making these this season.

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  60. You were one of the most viewed links at last week's {wow me] wednesday party! Yay! Featuring YOU tonight over on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2011/12/wow-me-wednesday-29.html

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  61. I made these for our Christmas eve festivities and they were quite a hit. We have to be dairy free so I used a fairy free sugar cookie instead. Next year I am thinking mini cupcakes. Thanks for a great idea!

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  62. An inspired idea and at least 50% healthy too!

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