Santa’s cookies are made with chocolate chips, M&M’s, and jimmies.
They’re easy enough to make with the kids perfect to set out for Santa on Christmas Eve night.
These cookies are festive for Christmas and the perfect cookie to set out for Santa on Christmas Eve. Santa’s cookies are soft, chewy, have delicious chocolate candies, and have red, green, and white jimmies mixed into the dough.
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Quick and Easy Cookies
Making these cookies are quick, easy, and great cookie dough to work with. Kids can easily help make these!
In this recipe, shortening is used in place of butter. Butter can be used but the results will vary and the dough will need to be chilled before baking. Using shortening causes these cookies to be soft and chewy. It also helps the cookies keep their shape well.
This Santa’s Cookies dough has a mixture of white sugar and brown sugar. The sugars are beaten into the shortening, followed by the eggs, vanilla extract, and dry ingredients.
When it’s time to mix in the chocolate chips, M&M’s, and jimmies, they blend easily into the mix and it’s ready to scoop these cookies onto the baking sheet.
I use silicone baking mats when baking cookies because it’s mess-free, nonstick, and the cookies just slide right off!
I also use cookie scoops to get the same size cookies! It works wonders for all cookie doughs!
These cookies only bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes. Just until the edges have lightly browned. Once out of the oven, I like to top with additional candies for presentation. Not necessary, but it makes them look even more delicious.
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- Preheat oven to 350°
- In large bowl combine shortening, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla.
- Add in eggs, one at a time.
- Add in salt and baking soda.
- Slowly add in flour, mixing well.
- Stir in chocolate chips, M&M's, and jimmies.
- Bake for about 9 minutes (until bottoms are slightly browned).
- Top with additional candies if desired.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and remove to the cooling rack to cool completely.
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Serving Size:1 cookies
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 8.9gSaturated Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 22.8gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 14gProtein: 1.5g