I am so glad you are checking out these amazing Christmas Cookies! My family gets excited every time I make these. These cookies took me a couple years to perfect, but they are just the right amount of salty and sweet in every bite!
The kids love helping me in the kitchen! And I equally love having them helping me! We start making Christmas cookies on St Nicholas’ feast day, and we will start eating them on St Lucy’s Feast Day. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family enjoys them!
Mama's Christmas Cookies
- electric mixer
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups mixed red and green candy coated chocolates (like M&Ms)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups pretzel rods, roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until evenly combined.
- Combine butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla, then add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add the flour mixture and beat on low until the dough just comes together.
- Add the chocolate candies, oats, pretzels, and white chocolate chips and stir with a large spoon until evenly mixed.
- Scoop cookie dough and form 1 inch balls and space cookies evenly apart on a baking sheet. Press the dough balls into thick disks with the palm of your hand.
- Bake 10-12 minutes until the cookies are golden brown at the edges and barely brown in the middle. Rotate the baking sheet(s) front to back halfway through.
- Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 1 minute, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.