Santa’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Melissa

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Make some cookies for Santa! I have it on good authority that these are Santa’s favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.


Plus, the dough freezes well so we are going to make up a big batch and get them ready to leave out on Christmas Eve.

This recipe is our go-to Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, but if you want a quicker option, try out these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! Thanks Andrea for sharing this amazing recipe a few years ago. It was the winner of our The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Contest.

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M & M Cookies

  • Author: So Festive!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: about 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minute
  • Yield: 3 dozen 1x


Incredibly easy, incredibly fast, incredibly delicious m & m cookies.



  • 1 1/2 cups butter (3 cubes) at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp.salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 12 oz M&M candies


  1. Blend butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs until light and fluffy.
  2. Then add salt, soda, and flour.
  3. Stir in M&Ms and chocolate chips if desired.
  4. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes, or until desired doneness.


  • Freeze the cookie dough balls and bake for 1-2 extra minutes.
  • Add in chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts or other mix-ins as desired. This cookie dough is very versatile!
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american

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