M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies

Santa isn’t the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!

Happy Thanksgiving friends! It’s officially turkey day, can you believe it?! My kids are off on holiday break and we have 5 full days together. Let me break that down for you, I work from home. I love my children dearly but I also need to get work done if we want our bills paid. It’s an interesting combo working from home while trying to entertain the kids! Thankfully my kiddos are older, my youngest is 7 and for the most part they do entertain themselves pretty well.

Santa isn't the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!

Yesterday my daughters helped me make these M&M and Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies. They are a classic twist on chocolate chip cookies. I love making chocolate chip cookies but there are so many recipes out there that is can be overwhelming trying to find the perfect recipe. I like my chocolate chip cookies to be plump, soft and chewy with a little bit of crisp on the side. This recipe fits the bill and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

With Christmas a month away life only gets more hectic during the holiday season. I have a few holiday parties to attend and plan on making these cookies are a cookie exchange coming up. I’ll be able to make them a day or 2 a head of time and they’ll keep really well until party time. If you want to save even more time, make the dough a head of time and freeze the cookie dough balls. When you want to bake the cookies, simply take the cookie dough out of the freezer, let thaw and then bake like you normally would! You really can’t go wrong.

M&M Chocolate Santa Clause Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 C. salted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 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
  • Silpat baking mat

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with the silpat baking mat (these are fantastic and I swear by them). Santa isn't the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!
  2. Cream together the softened butter, egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Santa isn't the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!
  3. Slowly fold in the flour and baking soda continuing to mix. Santa isn't the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!
  4. Add in the green and red M&M’s baking bits and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  5. Take a 2″ chunk of cookie dough and gently roll into a ball and place 2″ a part on the baking sheet. Santa isn't the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!
  6. Press several extra red and green M&M’s and chocolate chips into the cookie dough
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Santa isn't the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!

*Makes approximately 1 dozen M&M & Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies

Yield: 1 dozen

M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies

M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies
Santa isn’t the only one who will LOVE these M&M Chocolate Chip Santa Clause Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C. salted butter
  • softened to room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 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
  • Silpat baking mat

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat baking mat (these are fantastic and I swear by them).
  2. Cream together the softened butter, egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  3. Slowly fold in the flour and baking soda continuing to mix.
  4. Add in the green and red M&M’s baking bits and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  5. Take a 2″ chunk of cookie dough and gently roll into a ball and place 2″ a part on the baking sheet.
  6. Press several extra red and green M&M’s and chocolate chips into the cookie dough
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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