marisa mariella

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Santa’s Favourite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Santa loves all cookies! Big ones! Little ones! Homemade or store bought! He loves cookies from all over the world and traditional cookies too! As long as there's love in your heart, he is thankful for all gifts of cookies!
If you're looking for a special recipe, this one comes from Mrs. Claus, who tells me that Santa loves to bake! These chocolate chip cookies are definitely Santa-approved! The dough is best if chilled before baking but if you can't wait, then bake them as soon as they are ready. They may spread out a bit more in the oven but they will still be delicious!
By the way, Santa uses a secret ingredient. From what I can see, it's a generous sprinkling of joy! Enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Christmas Eve, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies


  • 1⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoon salted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • cups chocolate chips any combination of milk, semi-sweet, dark


  • Line two baking trays with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use a wooden spoon to cream butter with both sugars and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the egg to butter mixture and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir until combined. Do not overstir.
  • Add Santa's secret ingredient! A generous sprinkling of joy!
  • Add chocolate chips and lightly fold to distribute evenly.
  • Use a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to scoop spoonfuls of dough (about 2 tablespoons) and shape them into a ball. Place a couple of extra chocolate chips on top (optional). Place on prepared baking trays.
  • Refrigerate the scooped cookies for at least an hour.
  • An hour before baking, preheat oven to 350℉. Then bake trays for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are golden around the edges.
  • Remove baking sheets from the oven and place on a wire rack to let cookies cool for a few minutes. Then, carefully remove cookies from trays and place directly on a cooling rack.
  • Enjoy with a glass of milk or mug of hot chocolate.
  • Be sure to leave a few cookies for Santa to enjoy!
Keyword butter, chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookies, Santa