Merry Greetings, all! Elf Ernest here, of Santa's Public Relations Department. A couple of us will be here on and off all day to answer some of the most common questions we have been receiving at the North Pole recently.
This question came from Natalie K (and from a lot others):
What is Santa's favorite kind of cookie?
Outstanding question. For the answer I went straight to our resident expert on Santa and cookies, Mrs. Claus.
"Oh, he loves so many different kinds of cookies," Mrs. Claus said. "He told me recently of an orange-cranberry cookie a little girl from Montana gave him. And he loves chocolate chip cookies. He is very fond of oatmeal raisin cookies and I wish he would eat more of those because they are better for him. But at the end of the day, I'd have to say the sugar cookie is Santa's favorite."
I did happen to catch Santa on the phone the morning and asked him about it too. He said Mrs. Claus mostly has it right. But, he said, the most important ingredient in any cookie is love and he says when he flies on Christmas he can taste that in every cookie he eats.
-- Elf Ernest