Did you have a favorite Christmas cookie recipe when you were a kid? Maybe a cookie recipe you made every year with your mom or grandmother?
Here’s a Christmas cookie recipe that blends Christmas with your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for sweet Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. These Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for cookie exchanges, making batches to give a cookie bundle to friends and family, and of course to leave on the plate for Santa.
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If gooey, soft Chocolate chip cookies are your favorite, then you will definitely want to try this made from scratch Chocolate chip cookie recipe. To make these cookies fun and festive, you’ll add some Christmas colored M&M’s.
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Have you ever wondered the origins of why we leave cookies for Santa?
Some stories say this tradition started back during the great depression. Parents wanted to encourage their kids to give to others and share with those less fortunate than themselves even in hard times.
Here’s another story that tells the origins of Christmas cookies, The Legend of the Christmas Cookie. My daughter loves this story, and it’s a sweet way to share the true meaning of Christmas with children.
I’m not sure if either story is true or not, but sharing Christmas cookies with friends and family is a great way to inspire the Christmas spirit and give to others. Plus, if you bake the cookies yourself it’s a more personal gift because it required your time and your skills (cooking/baking). I love the idea of having my kids share with others at Christmas.
- 3/4 C. salted butter softened to room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolks
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 C. granulated sugar
- 1 C. packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 C. flour
- 1/3 C. green & red mini M&M baking bits
- 1/3 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream together the softened butter, egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
Slowly fold in the flour and baking soda.
Add in the mini M&M's and chocolate chips.
Scoop the cookie dough into 1" ball and place 2" apart on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
*Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies
Making Christmas cookies together with the kids is a favorite Christmas activity at our house. My youngest daughter loves to decorate Christmas cookies. Baking Christmas cookies is one of the activities that make Christmas magical and filled with special memories.
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