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Christmas Santa Cookies Recipe

They are the best chewy and soft cookies, with so much delicious flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best christmas cookies, Best cookies, Christmas Cookies, holiday cookies
Servings: 48
Calories: 143kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet


  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup margarine
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Holiday M&M's


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium large bowl combine shortening, margarine, sugar, brown sugar and cream together until well combined.
  • Add the eggs, and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until the dough is formed and a good thickness.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes or until the bottom is golden.


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.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg