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Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If I had to choose one sweet treat to live with for the rest of my life it would be Chocolate Chip Cookies! They are the perfection to me. I’ve been making the same Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for almost 12 years and a few years ago I simply added some white chocolate chips, extra cinnamon, and red n’ green sprinkles to give them a Christmas-y twist.

christmas chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack

The original Chocolate Chip Cookie has been in my life longer than Eric has so its pretty important to me! I’ve never really shared it with anyone before so y’all must be pretty special! They are the most perfect balance of sweet and salty while being perfectly ooey gooey chewy perfection. I just love them so much. The cinnamon in these cookies is actually apart of the original recipes, but the extra also gives it a nice Christmas flair! Christmas and cinnamon go hand in hand to me. I think it’s because growing up my mom always got those cinnamon pinecones to use as decoration around our home.

christmas cookie box

Every year my mom and I make a huge mess of cookies and divide them up and make cookie trays and tins for friends and family. This year is quite a bit different because of you know what and being 500 miles away from each other due to our move to Tennessee earlier this year.

I almost didn’t continue our cookie baking tradition, but I’m so glad I did. Normally I don’t share this part of my life with ya because it’s not so “skinny-ish” and I didn’t want to tick ya’ll off by posting cookies, but to my surprise, when I decided to share my cookie baking adventures with Pepper over the last week or so you guys loved it so much and I got countless requests for some of the recipes we made! I promise this website won’t be sharing tons of cookie recipes from now on, but a few each year is just fine in my book. It’s called balance, folks.

Next year, I hope to be back in the kitchen with my mom AND Pepper baking Christmas cookies because even though I dedicated almost two entire days to baking I didn’t even make HALF of what we normally do and I sure missed my mom telling me what to do.

chocolate chip christmas cookie

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! I know this isn’t the typical skinny-ish dish post that you’re used to seeing, but I promise it’ll be back to regular scheduled content until next holiday season starting… right after this post!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

with love from my kitchen to yours, Star

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cooke Recipe Ever With and Christmas Twist!
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christmas chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack
Prep Time:5 mins


  • 1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup) (melted in microwave for about 25 seconds or until completely melted)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1⅔ cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (do ¼ or ½ a tsp the first time if you're not sure if you're a huge cinnamon fan)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Christmas red/green/white mix sprinkes (flat confetti sprinkles taste better texture wise than the harder sprinkles, but either will work)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Stir together well with a fork.
  • In a large mixing bowl add melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix together until combined. Add egg mix well followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  • With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon stir in chocolate chips and sprinkles until combined.
  • Use a 2 tablespoon cookie scooper (or make two tablespoon mounds) and place on cookie sheets. It should make 16 cookies.
  • Bake for 11 minutes, remove from oven, and keep the cookies on the cookie sheet for at least 10 minutes to finish "baking". They will be super soft still, but move them to a cooling rack to continue cooling.
    If you like your cookies a tad bit less ooey gooey. Bake for 12 minutes then let them sit for at least 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
    *If your oven runs hotter or colder adjust time accordingly.
Servings: 14 cookies
Author: Star @ the skinny-ish dish
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    1. Hi Jo! I have never tried these this way. I’m sorry that I don’t have that info for ya! If you do give it a try and whether it’s successful or not, if you remember, please let me know how it goes!

  1. 5 stars
    Made these for the second year in a row and they were once again a fan favorite. I had a “happy accident” this year and forgot the chocolate chips – I actually think they look even prettier with only white chocolate and just as yummy. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Girl, these are amazing!!!!! Made a double batch 2x within a few days lol. This recipe will now be a family tradition. Thank youuuu 🙂

    1. Hi Hannah, I’m sorry. I’m not sure what you could have done wrong. They are definitely not a dry cookie so maybe you measured some ingredients wrong or possibly over baked.

  3. 5 stars
    This is our new favorite cookie recipe! Love the touch of cinnamon. Also love the fact this look festive but are so easy to make. Double the recipe so you have plenty!

  4. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I wish mine had been a TAD bit more moist but I am sure that is something I did, I’m not a super experienced baker. They were still probably my favorite chocolate chip cookies ever! Can’t wait to make them again.

  5. 5 stars
    These are soo yummy! It’s so easy to adapt to different holidays with a variety of sprinkles. #top21

  6. These cookies are AMAZING! I’m making my second batch today & doubled the recipe per my family’s request. My son is a fireman & was working on Christmas Eve and picked up a shift on Christmas Day. First time for us being away from him during Christmas. I made these cookies & took them to the fire station. Needless to say they want more! Thank you for all of your wonderful recipes!

  7. 5 stars
    The best most festive chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. This recipe is everything!

  8. How long would you cook these for one tablespoon cookie scoops? I just realized that’s all I had!

    1. Hi Jessica! I would do 8 minutes on these using smaller scoops then let them sit on the pan for the full 10 minutes to “finish” the bake.

    1. I’ve put the batter in the fridge before for like an hour because something came up and didn’t have time to bake and it was fine so I think it should be just fine to let it sit in the fridge for overnight.

  9. 5 stars
    Amazing cookies!!!! Made these today since my son’s one cookie request for Christmas was chocolate chip cookies. I doubled the recipe, but only used 2 tsp of cinnamon because I was nervous! Only had rainbow sprinkles, couldn’t find red and green anywhere. Cooked for 11 minutes, these are perfect!!!!!! This recipe actually got written down and put in my recipe box!

  10. I make these anytime I need to bring cookies to anything! They are the best!! I’m baking a double batch right now!

    1. I’m sorry this recipe wasn’t created to be low in points/calories. Just a fun holiday recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    I make these cookies all of the time! I love that it makes a small batch and anytime I take these places or share people always ask for the recipe! THEY ARE THE BEST!!

  12. 5 stars
    So versatile! Just change out the color of sprinkles for different occasions. These are some of the prettiest cookies I’ve seen. Thank you for sharing this sweet tradition and yummy recipe.

  13. 5 stars
    These cookies are incredible! I’ve made them several times already and everyone I’ve shared them with has raved. I love the cinnamon, sprinkles, and the mix of white & semisweet chips. Thank you for sharing a beloved recipe with us, Star. 🙂

  14. 5 stars
    Made these yesterday and used a unicorn sprinkle mix. They are so good. Took them to work today and everyone loves them. I was amazed at how much I like the hint of cinnamon in them. Such a good idea. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Can’t wait to try a few more of them in the future. My favorite blogger by far 🙂

  15. YUM! Loved these cookies! I loved the crunchy outside and soft inside! I didn’t have any sprinkles on hand so I added m&m’s and chocolate chips! So good!

  16. 5 stars
    So yummy! I was skeptical of the cinnamon in the cookies, but it added such a good flavor. So easy & loved that they made a small amount. Perfect for a craving without a ton of leftovers!! Will definitely be making again.

    1. Yay!! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! They freeze well too if you ever want to make a batch but just want one or two. Haha

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