An Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe for Christmas!

Happy Holidays  Everyone!

Hey Y’all! It’s Christmas Eve and I realized I haven’t made any Christmas cookies yet! So Jennifer, Grace, and I decided to try something different this year. We didn’t want to make the same old Christmas sugar cookies. The three of us agreed that we all wanted something with chocolate in it.

I immediately thought about my friend Lorraine, we were stationed in Germany together. The one thing I’ve always remembered about Lorraine is that she made the most amazing chocolate chip cookies,  with milk chocolate M &M’s. She lives in New York now so I gave her  a call.  After we spoke for a few hours I asked her if she  still made those delicious cookies, and she knew exactly what I was referring to.

These cookies will make your mouth water, they’re soooo good. It’s the type of cookie  you make for special occasions and they’re absolutely perfect for the holidays. These cookies are incredibly chewy, soft, and delectable. We decided to bake this chocolate chip cookie recipe. If  y’all  have children, then this is the best recipe to make as a family.

So let’s get baking, but as always before we start we need a list of ingredients.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ingredients

-1 1/4 cup of All-purpose flour

1 stick of unsalted room temperature butter (1 cup)

1/2 cup of brown sugars,  (1/4 cup of light and 1/4 cup of dark packed together)

-1 large egg

-1/4 cup of granulated sugar

-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

-1/4 cup of vanilla pudding mix

-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

-1/4 teaspoon of salt

-3/4 cup of M &M’s, plus more for adding to dough (optional)

-1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for adding to dough (optional)

Prepping the Ingredients

Since they’re so many different ingredients, Grace prepped them before we started baking. Also prepping your ingredients, beforehand helps to keep everything organized and minimizes clean up.

First, pour 1/2 brown sugars (1/4 light and 1/4 dark brown sugar) into a bowl.

The ingredients for the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe

Then, pour 1 1/4 cup of flour into a measuring cup.

After that pour 1/4 teaspoon of salt, into a measuring spoon.

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Pour 3/4 cup of M &M’s into small cup or bowl.

The ingredients for the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe

Lastly, pour your 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips into a measuring cup.

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Once you’ve finished prepping majority of your ingredients, you can  get started.

How to Make this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

You will need a mixer, and in this post I’m using a Kitchen Aid standing mixer. First, you add 1 stick of unsalted room temperature butter into the mixing bowl. 

Next, you will add 1/2 cup of brown sugars (1/4 light and 1/4 dark).

Then, add 1/4 cup of granulated white sugar, 1 egg, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract into your mixing bowl.

Once you’ve combined all ingredients you will mix them together on medium speed for about 3-4 minutes or until well combined.

After these ingredients have combined, stop and scrape the sides of the mixer.

Then, add in the 1/4 cup of vanilla pudding mix(Do not make the pudding mix, treat is as a dry ingredient), 1 1/4 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. 

On low speed mix these ingredients for about 1 minute or until well combined.

Next, we’re going to add the 3/4 cup of M & M’s.

Lastly,  we’re going to add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. 

Once you’ve combined the M &M’s and the semi-sweet chocolate chips, mix  on low speed for about 30 seconds.

When the dough is finished mixing be sure to scrape the dough off the paddle using a spatula.

Time to Chill the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

You will want to chill your dough for 23 hours, in the refrigerator. You don’t want to skip this step, because it really helps keep your cookies; thick, soft, and chewy. No one wants a hard, flat, and  thin cookie, so chill your dough! 

I simply wrapped my dough in plastic wrap and let it chill for 3 hours. 

After your dough has chilled, allow it to unthaw for a few minutes. While you’re waiting, line your large baking pan with parchment paper.

It’s Baking Time

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Preheat your oven to 325 degrees,  begin to roll the dough in your hands into  equal sized balls. Place the balls onto the parchment paper, you should be able to make 12 cookies.

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Now use your fingers to slightly  flatten your dough into mounds. Once you’re finished you can place more red and green M & M’s onto your cookie dough  to make them more festive.

The ingredients for the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe

Place your cookies into the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Be sure to watch your cookies you don’t want them to overcook. 

The ingredients for the most amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe

Remove your cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on a cooling rack.

The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

An amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe for Christmas The Most Amazing recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies

Merry Christmas Y’all!

 

Since you’ve worked so hard baking these cookies, it’s to  time enjoy  1-5 of them. These are seriously the best cookies, they’re delicious, and festive. The cookies are amazing,  Grace surely enjoyed her cookies and the cookies even gave Jennifer some holiday cheer!

Happy Holidays and Happy Baking!

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The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Standing Mixer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • 9 x13 Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup of All-purpose flour
  • 1 stick of unsalted room temperature butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar (1/4 light and 1/4 dark)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Instructions
 

How to Make this Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

  • You will need a mixer, and in this post I'm using a Kitchen Aid standing mixer. First, you add 1 stick of unsalted room temperature butter into the mixing bowl. 
  • Next, you will add 1/2 cup of brown sugar (1/4 light and 1/4 dark).
  • Then, add 1/4 cup of granulated white sugar, 1 egg, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract into your mixing bowl.
  • Once you've combined all ingredients you will mix them together on medium speed for about 3-4 minutes or until well combined.
  • After these ingredients have combined, stop and scrape the sides of the mixer.
  • Then, add in the 1/4 cup of vanilla pudding mix(do not make the pudding mix, treat is as a dry ingredient), 1 1/4 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. 
  • On low speed mix these ingredients for about 1 minute or until well combined.
  • Next, we're going to add the 3/4 cup of M & M's in a cup.
  • Lastly,  we're going to add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. 
  • Once you've combined the M &M's and the semi-sweet chocolate chips, mix  on low speed for about 30 seconds.
  • When the dough is finished mixing be sure to scrape the dough off the paddle using a spatula. 

Time to Chill the Dough

  • You will want to chill your dough for 2-3 hours,  in the refrigerator. You don't want to skip these step, because really helps keep your cookies; thick, soft, and chewy. No one wants a hard, flat, and  thin cookie, so chill your dough! 
  • I simply wrapped my dough in plastic wrap and let it chill for 3 hours. 
  • After your dough has chilled, allow it to unthaw for a few minutes. While you're waiting line your large baking pan with parchment paper.

It's Baking Time

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees,  begin to roll the dough in your hands into  equal sized balls. Place the balls onto the parchment paper, you should be able to make 12 cookies.
  • Now use your fingers to slightly  flatten your dough into mounds. Once you're finished you can place more red and green M & M's onto your cookie dough to make them more festive.
  • Place your cookies into the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Be sure to watch your cookies you don't want them to overcook. 
  • Remove your cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on a cooling rack.
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