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Adult Harder: Capture Santa for Your Own Selfish Purposes

Setting a trap for Santa Claus is a Christmas Eve tradition as old as time itself. In this episode, the Smiths discuss the most effective types of Santa traps, as well as how they'd spend their three Christmas wishes, since, when it comes to Santa, genie rules do apply.

Well...Clayton discusses these things, really. Ryan mostly just sits there and wonders how he got roped into recording this nonsense.

They also receive the gift of The World's Best Christmas Cookies from special guest Jordon Quattlebaum, who has his own ideas about trapping Santa. He claims that not even Santa can resist his delicious lebkuchen cookies, and now you can put it to the test! Here's Jordon's relative's family's previously-secret recipe:

Lebkuchen Recipe


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup molasses (or karo syrup)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 eggs (4 yolks, 2 whites – save remaining 2 whites for icing)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 oz citron (finely cut)
  • 2 cups walnuts (chopped fine)
  • 2 lemon rind (grated) and lemons juiced
  • 4 cups flour

Mix all ingredients together, and spread out thin on a lightly greased pan. Bake at 300 degrees F until light brown (about 25 minutes...check at 20 minutes). Cool, then ice (recipe below).


  • 2 egg whites beaten until peaks form
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract

Mix thoroughly and spread in a thin coat. Icing will set over time.