Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Dazzle chocolate chip cookies for the holidays by using popular red and green chocolate candies as well as chocolate chips.

  • Prep Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 108

1 1/4
cups butter or margarine, slightly softened
1/4
cup shortening
1 1/4
cups granulated sugar
1 1/4
cups packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon vanilla
2
eggs
4 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
bag (14 oz) candy-coated chocolate candies

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips and chocolate candies.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by level teaspoonfuls or #70 cookie/ice cream scoop about 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

Making these cookies will go a lot faster if you use a cookie/ice cream scoop. Level off the cookie dough in the scoop on the edge of the bowl.

Make Four-Chip Cookies by using 1 cup each semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white vanilla baking chips and butterscotch chips in place of 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips and the chocolate candies.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
55mg
55%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.