The best part about the holiday’s has got to be the food. All self control goes out the window at Christmas time, especially when we make our favorite Christmas Santa Cookies.
These are Santa’s favorite recipe. They are easy to make, and the perfect Christmas gift for neighbors, parties, or to leave for Santa and his reindeer.
They are full of sweet sugary goodness, and are so festive for any holiday get together.
The cookies are also so soft and chewy. These really are the best cookies, and Santa approved.
what could i use in place of shortening and margarine
If you had to replace one or the other, I would recommend you replace the margarine with butter.
The shortening is what is really going to make these cookies soft, and chewy, and give them the better taste.
The margarine also plays a factor in this, but butter would also work.
should I save some m&m’s to press in?
You could save some M&M’s to press into the cookies after you roll them into balls, and before baking. They don’t break apart when you bake them, and they will dye the cookie a little bit either way.
For these cookies, I did not press the M&M’s in before baking, and they turned out great. This is a simple recipe, and doesn’t require any extra work, or garnishing.
how big should i roll the cookie dough balls?
It depends on how many cookies you need, and how you prefer your cookies. to get 2-3 dozen, I recommend 1 inch balls.
If you make them any bigger than 1 inch balls, I recommend increasing the time by two to three minutes, or until the bottoms are golden and the edges show the slightest hint of being golden.
To check my cookies, I usually pull the rack out with my oven mitt and use a spatula to life up the cookie from the pan, just the slightest bit, and see if the bottoms are just a dark golden brown.
That’s how I know they are ready to come out, and they turn out perfectly every time.
If you increase the time, be sure to check on them, and set small timer increments.
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