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Chocolate Chip Celebration Cookies

Chocolate Chip Celebration Cookies are the one cookie that is on Mr. Kringle’s must-have list at Christmas.  Yes, I know it’s something he can have any time of year but I made them at Christmas one year and they stuck!  Basically if you add red and green to any cookie, it instantly becomes a Christmas cookie.  Fact.

One thing chocolate chip cookies can never have enough of is chocolate, right?  Adding festive red and green M&M’s to them will make for a plate of cookies Santa will be happy to polish off!

The video shows you how to bring it all together and what the recipe should look like in different stages.

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Chocolate Chip Celebration Cookies
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
11 minutes
Total Time:
21 minutes
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz bag chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup red and green chocolate candies (like M&M's)
  • Adapte
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, mix and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, white and brown sugars then add vanilla and eggs.
  4. Add chocolate chips. (Add candies now if you prefer them mixed in over placing them on top after baking.)
  5. Gradually add flour mixture until dough forms.
  6. Scoop dough balls onto lined cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes. (Less for chewy cookie, more for crispy.)
  8. Place candies on top of cookies when they come out of the oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
Nutrition information
Serving Size: 24-30 cookies

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  1. Sounds yummy! I’m always eager to try a new chocolate chip cookie recipe….there are so many! I absolutely agree that you can never have too much chocolate in a chocolate chip cookie!

    1. There are definitely a lot of them out there but that’s because they’re so delicious, right? More chocolate for everyone!

    1. Ours too! Something about dumping red and green M&M’s in there instantly qualifies this year round favorite as a Christmas cookie! LOL

  2. Great, now I’m hungry! Any chance of sending some my way? Perhaps I should just have a go at making them, they don’t look too hard. #ThatFridayLinky

    1. HA! These cookies have that effect on people! Instant craving! You can make the dough now then bake half and save the other half for when the craving strikes again. (It will)

  3. My husband loves chocolate chip cookies and I definitely believe you can never have too much chocolate in them. These do look festive and I love that you add the M & M’s after; I always mix them right into the batter (when I use them) but they don’t show up nearly as well.

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