I know im late with this post but I had to see a woman about a cookie.
I confused a few people when I said I wanted Santa cookies instead of Christmas cookies a couple of days ago.
No they aren’t cookies that look like Santa.
These are called Santa cookies because they are Santa’s favorite cookies. I know you think your grandma’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies are his favorite, but they aren’t.
I would love to take credit for these, but they are a friend’s cookie recipe.
My friend and her mom make these during the holiday season.
While my family and I make dozens of tamales, my friend makes dozens of cookies.
Now you can make these all year round, but they like to make them at Christmas time just cause it makes it more unique and gives us something to look forward to.
Now my friend hasn’t made the cookies yet. And I’m fiending for them. I can eat my body weight in these. So I begged for the recipe. The original recipe, not the version they currently use, makes 100 cookies at a time.
Luckily my friend’s mom took pity on me and gave me the recipe. And she even gave me permission to share it. I’m so excited i plan on making them tomorrow.
They did preface by saying it is not a unique cookie recipe and that they don’t know if the grandmother made this up or found it in a magazine. So humble of them to downplay it.
They make two types of cookies. The cookie base is the same for both Christmas and traditional versions. I love the classic cookie better. But maybe you prefer a more festive cookie.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed lightly
- Two eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 6 oz chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening on medium speed for one minute until smooth and creamy.
- Gradually add in both sugars, vanilla, and eggs. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each.
- Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt into the wet ingredients and combine well.
- Add chocolate chips and oats to the batter. (For the Christmas version, add half a cup of chopped walnuts or pecans and half a cup of shredded coconut, and replace half the amount of chocolate chips with festive M&Ms.)
- Shape the batter into small balls using your hands and place them on a greased baking sheet. Leave a few inches between cookies for them to spread.
- Bake for 13 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let cookies cool on the tray for 3-4 minutes before moving them to a wire cooling rack.
Do you prefer to eat traditional cookies or something with an added festive flair? Either way, you’re going to love these cookies!