My Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

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Christmas events are coming quickly and while I will be enjoying the warm weather at Walt Disney World for Christmas this year, I know many of you will be furiously searching for that one perfect recipe for your cookie exchange.

Right about now for the past 5 years I would scour the internet for recommendations of recipes to make for the beloved/dreaded Christmas cookie exchange. I loved it because I would walk away with 6 dozen different desserts in one night, but I hated it because I  always wanted my contribution to be just as delicious as the others. This caused me stress and worry which is very silly actually….but in the end I did indeed find the perfect Christmas cookie recipe.

Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas-Cookie-RecipeIngredients:

  • 52 to 55 Oversize chocolate chips
  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz.) packaged Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 2 tablespoonsall-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cupbutter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Stir together cookie mix and flour; add butter and egg.  Stir until dough forms.  Set aside 1/4 cup small chocolate chips.  Stir remaining chips into dough.  (Dough is stiff; chips may need to be worked in with hands.)
  • Mold scant tablespoon dough around each oversized chocolate chip, covering completely.  Shape into balls; placeon ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookie is set.  Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.
  • Place remaining 1/4 cup chips and shortening in heavy-duty resealable plastic food storage bag.  Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir.  If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, kneading after each heating, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.  Cut off corner of bag about 1/8 inch from point.  Drizzle over cookies.  About 52 cookies.

Just in case you’re looking for some more delicious recipes…check out some of my other FAVS

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

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M&M Christmas Bars

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Cranberry Cream Chocolate Bark

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Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies
A simple, delicious cookie recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 52 to 55 Oversized chocolate chips
  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz.) BETTY CROCKER Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 2 tablespoonsall-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cupbutter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/4 cups Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 1 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir together cookie mix and flour; add butter and egg. Stir until dough forms. Set aside ¼ cup small chocolate chips. Stir remaining chips into dough. (Dough is stiff; chips may need to be worked in with hands.)
  3. Mold scant tablespoon dough around each oversized chocolate chip, covering completely. Shape into balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookie is set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  5. Place remaining ¼ cup chips and shortening in heavy-duty resealable plastic food storage bag. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 10 seconds at a time, kneading after each heating, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cut off corner of bag about ⅛ inch from point. Drizzle over cookies. About 52 cookies.

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