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santa's christmas cookies

Recipe by
Anywhere, AL

Leave these favorite cookies under the tree for Santa and you may just get what you wish for! These chewy mouth-watering butterscotch and chocolate cookies have a "brown butter" flavor that will warm your heart on a cold winter's day!

yield serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For santa's christmas cookies

  • 2 3/4 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    melted butter
  • 1 1/4 c
    brown sugar tightly packed
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
    extra large egg
  • 1
    extra-large egg yolk.
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • half of 11 oz
    bag of butterscotch chips
  • half of 10 oz
    bag of m & m's (i use christmas colors but any will do.)

How To Make santa's christmas cookies

  • 1
    Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • 2
    Melt the butter in a microwave or on the stovetop. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    After the butter has cooled, combine it in a large bowl with the sugar and brown sugar using a spoon to mix. Do not use an electric mixer! Add in one extra large egg, an additional extra-large egg yolk and the vanilla extract. Mix until well blended.
  • 4
    Slowly add the flour mixture from step one into the bowl. Mix until the dry ingredients are absorbed.
  • 5
    After the dough is mixed, add in the butterscotch chips and M & M's until blended.
  • 6
    Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Preheat the oven to 350 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper while dough is cooling.
  • 8
    Scoop dough by rounded 1 ½ Tablespoons and place them on the prepared cookie sheets two inches apart.
  • 9
    Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookie is just starting to brown. Do not worry if the cookie dough looks soft in the middle, it will firm up upon resting. Do not over bake.
  • 10
    Let the cookies cool for 30 minutes and then transfer to a Tupperware container. Don't forget to leave some out for Santa!