Santa’s Cookies

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Treat Santa and all his little helpers to the warm, gooey taste of chocolate chip M&M cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix – dry, not prepared (one 3.4 ounce box, it must be INSTANT – not cook and serve, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup red and green M&M Chocolate Candies

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar for 1-2 minutes until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and mix well.
  2. In another bowl whisk together flour, vanilla pudding mix, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until incorporated. Stir in most of the chocolate chips. (Reserve a few chocolate chips and the M&Ms for later) Cover and chill for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350. Very lightly grease a baking sheet. (I lightly mist it with cooking spray, then wipe it off with a paper towel) Roll about 3 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball (Should be about the size of a golf ball) and place on prepared baking sheet. Gently press remaining chocolate chips and the M&Ms into the cookie dough balls (this makes sure you can see the chips and the M&Ms after they bake!).
  5. Bake for 9-12 minutes until cookies are set but still slightly underdone. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

Pairing Suggestion: Promised Land Milk

image & recipe via Creme de la Crumb

3 Responses

  1. Becky

    I randomly decided to try this recipe, and WOW! It is my family’s all-time favorite. My 7 year old daughter says it’s the best cookie she’s had in her whole life. 😉 My husband thinks I could sell these. I was a little doubtful about the recipe, because the dough was so dry and crumbly I couldn’t get all the chocolate chips stirred in to the batter. BUT, they really did end up being the best cookies ever. Give these a try …you won’t be sorry!

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