Cookies For Santa – The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie


Chocolate chips galore.


Cookies For Santa

You can always buy cookies at the store to leave for Santa. I use to do that when the boys were super little.

How boring was I? Ugh, super boring.

Now that they are old enough to be involved, it’s way more fun to let them make the cookies for Santa. Of course, that also means there is way more clean up. I have to put my you-better-not-make-a-mess-or-I’ll-hurt-you tendencies aside for this activity and remember that it’s suppose to be fun. For Santa.


We use a recipe that my grandma B’s passed down to us. It’s our favorite…and Santa’s too!

Funny enough…it’s very similar to the Nestle recipe. Except we add Crisco.

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Cookies For Santa
Recipe type: The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
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The best chocolate chip cookie recipe around!
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Combine your flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and mix by hand. In a separate bowl beat Crisco, melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract {until creamy}. One at a time add in your eggs. Beat until the eggs are mixed in. Slowly add in your flour mixture and continue to beat. Add in your chocolate morsels and mix by hand. Drop a spoonful on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
  2. In the video I do not show adding in the 2 Tbsp of butter. Make sure you do that or the cookies will be too dry.

P.S. Make sure you don’t eat all the cookies leaving none for Santa. That may or may not have happened here last year. And a special thank you to my boys for helping me make this video for you. :) 



  1. says

    Not gonna lie, I usually settle for the break & bake cookies at the store! They are always SO MUCH BETTER than any recipe that I’ve tried! BUT, maybe this year I will give this recipe a whirl! The boys would love to make cookies for Santa!

    p.s. Look at you getting all fancy with the video tutorial!! LOVE it!!
    Tonya @ Love of Family & Home´s last blog post ..Framed "Joy" Sign For My Christmas Mantel (How-To) & Dollar Store Decorating Week

  2. says

    I agree, buying cookies or cakes is okay but it is more special if you bake your own pastries. Do it if you have time especially for Christmas. This cookie recipe is simple and I would also try this one to make my family happy this holiday.


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