If you're looking to send gifts that are more personal this Christmas, what better way to do that but with cookies you bakes yourself--or with the help of your kids! But these cookies aren't just for Christmas! You can also make and serve this this all year round
Makes 2 dozen Prep Time 25 minutes Baking Time 8 to 20 minutes
Here's what you'll need:
1 1/2 cups butter 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 41/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 In the mixer, cream butter until soft then add sugars. Beat until smooth and fluff y.
3 Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
4 In a bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Add to the creamed mixture.
5 Fold in the chocolate chips and candies.
6 Drop or scoop cookie dough on baking sheets, 1 to 2 inches apart. You can also make oversized cookies, if you want.
7 Bake for 8 to 10 minutes for a soft, chewy cookie and a bit longer for crisp ones.