We recently acquired two new products in our household:
As soon as I saw these two bags, I knew my life was about to change for the better. Visions of Christmas cookies began dancing in my head. Luckily, I had a fantastic excuse to make Christmas cookies. My son is having a cookie exchange at his school next week and I decided these are the perfect cookie for the occasion.
I started off with my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The only change I made was, I left out the 2 cups chocolate chips and instead used 1 cup mint M&Ms and 1 cup Nestle winter dark chocolate and mint morsels. The effect was wonderful!!!
I baked a few for us to eat now (it’s against the law in our house to make cookies and not have a few to eat right after), and froze the rest to make for my son’s school party.
I love how pretty they look all lined up and ready to freeze.
This is how to have a merry Christmas!!
Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
- 1 C softened butter
- 1 C packed brown sugar
- 1/2 C granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla
- 2 3/4 C bread flour
- 1 t salt
- 1 t baking soda
- 1 C Holiday Mint M&MS
- 1 C Nestle Winter Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels
- Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended.
- With a whisk, stir together flour, salt and soda.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet in three installments, beating after each addition.
- Fold in candies and chips
- If you want to bake some right away, bake at 375 degrees and check them after about 7 minutes. Scoop the rest onto wax paper and freeze. Once the scoops are frozen, put them in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer.
- Bake the frozen dough at 375 for about 12 minutes.