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The Cutest Cookie Plates to Set Out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

Set out a warm batch of treats on one of these festive dishes.
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When the sleigh bells start ringing and Christmas cheer is all around, the children in your life will know that Santa Claus and his reindeer are on their way to place gifts underneath the tree. Honoring the Christmas Eve tradition, it's only right to bake a fresh batch of cookies, pour a glass of milk, and even round up a snack, like carrots, to place near the tree for Rudolph and the other reindeer to enjoy before they make their way back to the North Pole. To really set the scene, you'll need a special plate for all of the fixings. Here, we're sharing our favorite cookie plates on the market right now. Any of these celebratory designs will delight Santa and have him wishing a "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."

The Best Cookie Plates for Santa Claus in 2021

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Child to Cherish Santa's Milk & Cookies Set
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Best Set: Child to Cherish Santa's Milk & Cookies Set

Create a sweet setup for Santa Claus near your Christmas tree with this set; it features a tray, a jug for Santa's milk, cookie cutters, and a cup for reindeer treats. The tray even has a mini chalkboard, where children can write a note for Santa to read while savoring the goodies. And it's both dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Shop Now: Child to Cherish Santa's Milk & Cookies Set, $49.99, nordstrom.com.

Williams Sonoma Cookies for Santa Plate
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Best Classic: Williams Sonoma Cookies for Santa Plate

Santa Claus will know this plate is just for him when he sees it embossed with "Cookies for Santa" on the hand-painted rim. Made of sturdy stoneware, the plate is finished with a red glaze—and it's also microwavable and dishwasher-safe.

Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Cookies for Santa Plate, $24.95, williams-sonoma.com.

Little Worm Studio Personalized Cookies for Santa Plate
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Best Personalized: Little Worm Studio Personalized Cookies for Santa Plate

This glazed ceramic plate features original artwork and is made by an Etsy seller in Pennsylvania who personalizes each one with names using a heat pressing method. These plates are top-rack dishwasher-safe and lead-free.

Shop Now: Little Worm Studio Personalized Cookies for Santa Plate, $39.45, etsy.com.

Meri Meri Cookie Plate
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Best Budget-Friendly: Meri Meri Cookie Plate

Reindeer, gifts, reindeer, stockings, and more decorate this affordable stoneware cookie plate that's perfect for Christmas Eve desserts. The festive dish is microwave- and dishwasher-safe, too.

Shop Now: Meri Meri Cookie Plate, $12, westelm.com.

Le Creuset Noel Collection Cookie Platter
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Best Platter: Le Creuset Noel Collection Cookie Platter

If you're in need of a platter, consider this stoneware variety from Le Creuset's NOËL collection, which includes holiday-centric pieces and vibrant glazes. Our pick has a Santa Claus motif and is dishwasher-, microwave-, oven-, and broiler-safe, as well as resistant to chips, scratches, and stains.

Shop Now: Le Creuset Noel Collection Cookie Platter, $75, lecreuset.com.

Hanging with the Bride Engraved Santa Treat Board
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Best Wooden: Hanging with the Bride Engraved Santa Treat Board

Opt for a handmade wooden board to serve Christmas Eve treats for Santa from. This Etsy brand also offers personalized engraving. Maintain its quality by handwashing and polishing with mineral oil between uses.

Shop Now: Hanging with the Bride Engraved Santa Treat Board, $43.11, etsy.com.

George & Viv The Night Before Cookie Platte
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Best for Santa and Reindeer: George & Viv The Night Before Cookie Platter

The George & Viv collection is inspired by George, a "confident, fluffy rescue pup," and Viv, an "imaginative, spirited young girl." In this piece, created by Canadian artist Emily Taylor, the night before Christmas inspires the whimsical design. The stoneware platter, which is dishwasher- and microwave-safe, has just what you need to serve up treats for Santa and the reindeer, including dedicated spots for milk, cookies, and carrots.

Shop Now: George & Viv The Night Before Cookie Platter, $48, anthropologie.com.

Transpac Glass Santa Face Plate
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Best Glass: Transpac Glass Santa Face Plate

With its Santa Claus face design, this glass plate will be a pleasant addition to your Christmas decor for the holidays and a surprise for Santa when he stops by with your gifts. He might not expect to see his jovial face on the plate where you leave cookies for him.

Shop Now: Transpac Glass Santa Face Plate, $24.95, amazon.com.

Nathalie Lete Christmas Tree Dessert Plate
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Best Festive Shape: Nathalie Lete Christmas Tree Dessert Plate

Shaped like a Christmas tree, this hand-glazed plate offers a festive way to serve up desserts and holiday-inspired treats. Nathalie Lete, a French artist and designer, created this dish in collaboration with Anthropologie.

Shop Now: Nathalie Lete Christmas Tree Dessert Plate, $20, anthropologie.com.

DII Winter Season Dishware Holiday Baking Cookie Plate
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Best Durable: DII Winter Season Dishware Holiday Baking Cookie Plate

Heavy dolomite (a marble-like material) is used to make this cookie plate, which also has a festive hand-painted Santa. Handwash this piece to keep it in mint condition after you celebrate the holiday season.

Shop Now: DII Winter Season Dishware Holiday Baking Cookie Plate, $19.99, amazon.com.