3 Easy Tricks To Turn Chocolate Chip Cookies Into Christmas Cookies!

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

(This post is sponsored by Kitchen Stuff Plus. You can read the original post that first appeared on November 21, 2018, directly on their website, here; all opinions are my own.)

Every year, I get a head start on my Christmas baking by taking my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe and changing the mix-ins to create a variety of holiday cookies. It’s an easy way to make festive treats out of a basic recipe!

Before getting started, I make sure to have fresh baking soda and vanilla on hand. I also check the state of my baking pans and mixing bowls and replace any that need upgrading. I love the Wilton pans, spatulas, and glass bowls that I picked up at Kitchen Stuff Plus recently.

Visit your local bulk food store to purchase some fun mix-ins available during the holiday season. I’ve included the recipe I use for making chocolate chip cookies at the end of this post.

Christmas Candy & Mix-Ins
Christmas Candy & Mix-Ins

Trick 1: Use Red And Green Candies

Substitute some of the chocolate chips for red and green chocolate-coated candies or for red, white, and green chocolate chips. Use half of the chocolate chips that the recipe calls for and then put the colourful candies on top of the cookies to get the full effect of the green and red colours. I put the coloured candy in this red and white host tray and bowl set, just to make it easier to reach for the toppings.

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Trick 2: Use White Chocolate And Candy Canes

Replace the semi-sweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes. Place 3-4 candy canes in a plastic bag and crush with a mallet or rolling pin. This gives an entirely different taste and look to the cookies, but still lets you keep the same dough base. The candy canes make the cookies a bit chewy and the white chocolate pairs nicely with the mint flavouring. You can dip the cookies in the crushed candy canes if you want, for even more flavour!

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trick 3: Bake Cookies In A Muffin Tin And Ice

Make the chocolate chip cookies in a muffin tin by scooping the dough with a 2-teaspoon cookie scoop.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Pipe the cookies with green or white buttercream for a Christmas tree look. You can use any tip you like from a decorating kit. Add some festive sprinkles.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

These cookies look so different from the regular chocolate chip cookies. They’re an easy way to mix up any holiday dessert offering!

There are many more options to consider as well, like dipping half of the cookie in chocolate and adding sprinkles. You can also use half regular and half mint chocolate chips. I hope you enjoy trying these different ways of making basic chocolate chip cookies!

The Original NestleTM Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 ¼ cup flour
2 cups Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture
  • Stir in morsels
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown
  • Cool on baking sheets for two minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely

Christmas Chocolate Chip Variations:

  • For the red and green toppings, use only 1 cup of the chocolate chips in the dough and put the coloured candies on top, before baking

    Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • For the candy cane version, use 1 to 1½ cups of white chocolate chips and 6 Tablespoons of crushed candy canes

    Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • For the muffin cups, place 2-3 teaspoons of batter in each liner and flatten. Bake 10-12 minutes, until golden. Do not overbake. Pipe with buttercream or cream cheese frosting. Top with holiday sprinkles
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

What Christmas cookies variations do you make? I’d love to hear about them.

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
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