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chocolate chip cookie recipe

Santa's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect treat to leave out with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, santa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 28 COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup) room temperature
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour scooped lightly - not spooned into your measuring cup
  • 1 box instant vanilla pudding - Just the powder - don't prepare the pudding 3.4 ounce (not cook & serve)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups red & green- M&M's - divided

Instructions

  1. In mixer bowl - beat butter, margarine, sugar & brown sugar together until fluffy
  2. Add egg & vanilla - beat well
  3. Add in flour, pudding powder mix, baking soda & salt - slowly stir first & then beat until all ingredients are completely incorporated.

  4. Slowly stir in chocolate chips
  5. Fold in 1/2 the M&M's
  6. Remove beater, cover & refrigerate overnight
  7. The next day preheat oven to 350 degrees
  8. Roll dough into balls - it will be firm
  9. Place dough balls on baking sheet & bake cookies for 9-12 minutes (mine were perfect at 11)
  10. Remove & immediately top each cookie with a few white chocolate chips & M&M's before they cool.
  11. Leave cookies on baking sheet to cool
  12. Start with a cold cookie sheet with each batch to ensure that the cookies bake consistently.
  13. Store in an airtight container at room temperature