Christmas Santa Cookies


Christmas Santa Cookies from Six Sisters' Stuff

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.

Serves: 48

Christmas Santa Cookies

15 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

23 minTotal Time

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


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a medium large bowl combine shortening, margarine, sugar, brown sugar and cream together until well combined.
  3. Add the eggs, and vanilla and mix until fully combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until the dough is formed and a good thickness.
  5. Mix in the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
  6. Roll into 1 inch balls
  7. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until the bottom is golden.

You might also enjoy these holiday cookies:

Cherry Cheesecake Cookies

Chocolate Sandwich Sprinkle Cookie

Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Santa Sugar Cookies

Soft Eggnog Cookies

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9 Responses to “Christmas Santa Cookies”

    • Generally, it's best to follow the recipe as written, at least the first time. You can usually substitute margarine, shortening and butter interchangeably, but you will get different results. I always use butter in cookie recipes like this, but I chill the dough before I work with it--I live in Miami, where the humidity on a dry day is 70%, so I have found that margarine and shortening make the cookies spread way too much. Butter, when chilled first, holds its shape better during baking. Good luck!
  1. The m&m's are not mentioned anywhere in the directions. Are they mixed into the dough with the chips, or are they pressed onto the cookies before baking? From the photos, I'm guessing they are pressed onto the cookies instead of being mixed in--I think that they would be broken up. I love the look of these cookies!

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