Favorite Christmas Cookies + World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas . . . that magic blanket that wraps itself about us.  That something so intangible that it’s like a fragrance.

Most of you probably think I’ve disappeared from recipe earth, but I’ve put on my apron and I’m not taking it off until January! (well maybe to shower)

I’m ready to heat up my kitchen and begin my holiday baking.  I’ve stocked up on sugar, butter and flour for weeks now. I’ve also ramped up runs on the treadmill in anticipation of calories.  ugg.

Candy like Fudge, Boston Creams, Divinity and Caramels are a must in this house, but COOKIES are never forgotten! Let’s not forget glazed breads and Orange rolls.  Oh gosh . . . that’s for another post. If you are about to begin your Christmas baking, these cookies are tried, tested and terrifically delicious. Just click on the links below to go to the recipes.

KT0C7281wChocolate Glazed Snickers Cookies

Last year my sister Heidi texted me this recipe, and it’s such a keeper.  The peanut butter cookie is delicious by itself.  The addition of a mini snickers inside and a drizzle of glaze, puts this cookie over the top.

KT0C7301wOrange Glazed Melt – a – Way Cookies
 
 ahhh one of my very favorite cookies!  These literally melt in your mouth.
 
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 Snowball Kiss Cookies
 
This cookie will be gone in a flash. Don’t turn your back for even a minute, or they’ll be gone before they have cooled!
 
One of my favorite cookies on the planet is Skillet Cookies. These are a cross between a cookie and a candy. My Grandma South used to make these, and all who were present would fight over them. Even those of you who don’t care for dates, will still like these cookies.
If I only made one holiday cookie . . . it would be Skillet Cookies.  Love.
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Big thick chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
(This recipe is actually called World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies)
Recently, I picked up a magazine that showed a picture of a beautiful chocolate chip cookie and boasted it was the worlds best cookie!  I’m a sucker to try anything once. Well . . . I ate ALL OF THEM.  Those who read this blog, know that my husband does not like chocolate chip cookies.  He did eat a few though.  That tells you something!  They are indeed scrumptious.
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Have you seen the “happy” when you hand someone a warm chocolate chip cookie?  Just the smell of these cookies baking can make smiles appear.  This recipe is so good, and the cookies stay moist and chewy.  The dough freezes well, so you could roll the balls now and freeze for later.  Warm Chocolate Chip cookies baking Christmas morning . . . hint. hint.
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World's Best Chocolate chip Cookies
 
Recipe from Family Favorites Magazine.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1½ cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3¼ cups all - purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) bag semi-sweet or milk chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Instructions
  1. ONE In a large bowl, beat melted butter and sugars at medium speed with a mixer until creamy. Add eggs and egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla.
  2. TWO In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and next 3 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until combined. Beat in chocolate chunks and morsels. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 3 days.
  3. THREE Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. FOUR Using a ¼ cup spring loaded scoop, drop dough, 2 inches apart, on prepared pans. Bake for 12 minutes or just until edges of cookies are browned and tops are starting to brown. Let cool on pans for 2 minutes. Removes from pans, and let cool completely on wire racks. Store cookies in airtight containers up to 3 days, or freeze in resealable plastic bags up to 1 month.
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  • kathy o - December 15, 2015 - 3:16 pm

    I just tried the chocolate chip cookies. I rolled the dough into a log & it’s been sitting in the fridge for 2 days now. I couldn’t wait any longer….I sliced 6 of them, baked them, and ate all 6 of them. Now I’m going to have to slice & bake some more before my husband comes home from work. You completely nailed it on this one! Mercy sakes a live! SO good! I’m throwing out all of my other chocolate chip cookie recipes! Thank you so very much!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - December 29, 2015 - 9:42 am

      Hi Kathy,

      I thought these cookies were excellent as well!
      I ate many more than I should have. The chill time is well worth the patience.

      JonnaReplyCancel