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Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Happy Sunday guys!! I hope your weekend is going well so far and you’re doing lots of fun Christmas-y things. I wanted to pop in real quick today to share my recipe for double chocolate Christmas cookies. I was actually making these yesterday with the kiddos and I shared a few little snippets on Instagram stories. Well I had LOTS of requests to share the recipe, so I thought I’d just go ahead and share it now since Christmas Eve is only a week away (eeeeek!). These cookies are my favorite, but I have to warn you about something…these babies are like cookie crack. Seriously, once you start eating them you probably won’t be able to stop, unless you have some kind of super hero power. I especially love the dough! And yes, I know you’re not supposed to eat raw cookie dough, but I’m a rule breaker like that. Anyway, these cookies are ammmmmazing. I was eating way too many yesterday as I was putting these in and out of the oven and I ended up in a sugar coma for a good three hours afterwards. But it was totally worth it. I have no regrets. Besides, calories don’t count during Christmas, right?!

Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies

Tea towel from Southern Admired

Double Chocolate Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 1/2 C flour
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 C Christmas M&M’s
  1. In a large bowl, cream the softened butter with the sugar and brown sugar in an electric mixer. Add in the egg and vanilla.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the butter mixture. Then add the M&M’s.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
  4. Enjoy while warm out of the oven. Ideally with a glass of cold milk.


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These are the kind of cookies you’ll want to take to the office Christmas party. Or the church potluck. Or the Christmas Eve family gathering. Or anywhere people are eating. Seriously, these are soooooooo delicious, you’ll be proud to put your name on them. And these might just become your new favorite cookie. Especially if you’re into really amazing chocolate treats. They’re extra decadent and perfect to enjoy around Christmas time. And of course, these cookies are great for Santa too!

PS: Store your cookies in an air tight container with a piece of sandwich bread. The bread will keep the cookies nice and soft! Trust me.

Thanks so much for dropping in today. Let me know if you make these yummy cookies!

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The Comments

  • Sandee
    December 17, 2017

    I’m baking with my daughter on monday. Just might need to try these.

  • Dina
    December 17, 2017

    I will definitely be making these Sarah!! Thanks for the recipe & the site to buy that adorable farmhouse towel. I’m ordering that for sure & for certain. Have a blessed day!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  • Vicki
    December 17, 2017

    These cookies look so delish! Thanks for the reminder about the slice of bread in with the cookies to keep them soft, my grandma used to do that, and one of the first things she taught me to make as a kid were chocolate chip cookies. I don’t bake a lot, and had forgotten that tip, it really does work! (The cookies draw moisture from the bread as it dries). I may just have to make some of these with my daughter over Christmas break, thanks so much for sharing and bringing back a sweet memory😊🎄❤️

  • Brandi
    December 17, 2017

    Do you know how many cookies a batch makes? 🙂

    • Sarah
      > Brandi
      December 17, 2017

      Depends on how big the cookies are. I got about 20 cookies yesterday, but we ate a lot of the dough! It’s not a huge batch so you might want to double it if you need a lot.

  • Sherri
    December 17, 2017

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe☺

  • Lorie
    December 18, 2017

    Made a double batch of these today. Got 4 dozen using a cookie scoop. Delicious!

  • Donna Lendach
    December 21, 2017

    My granddaughter and I made these today. They are delicious! We used mini-M&Ms. I like crispy cookies, so when we stored them, I put them in a glass jar. In the bottom of the jar, before placing the cookies, I placed a coffee filter with 1/3 cup of baking soda in it, folded in half and stapled in 4 places. Then I placed the cookies on top. The baking soda will absorb extra moisture and keep the cookies crispy. This recipe will stay in my “active” file. The cookies are really good!

    • Sarah
      > Donna Lendach
      December 22, 2017

      Oh wow, that’s a great tip for crispy cookies!! Thanks for sharing Donna. So glad you liked them! 🙂

  • Areeba
    December 28, 2017

    Thanks for sharing! Are you supposed to roll them into little balls or flatten them out? I’m a novice cookie baker and don’t know what to do 🙈

    • Sarah
      > Areeba
      December 28, 2017

      Just roll the dough into little balls and then bake them! No need to flatten them out.

  • MagdaLena
    November 4, 2019

    Not only 4 X-mas, could never wait another year to bake them again🤪😋
    Much 2 tasty

    Thank you 🙏

    • Jeannie
      > MagdaLena
      December 8, 2019

      Do you use regular M&Ms or the baking kind? These look delish!!

      • Sarah
        > Jeannie
        December 8, 2019

        either will work fine!

  • Courtney
    December 8, 2019

    Yum!! I am totally going to try these this week! Thank you for sharing.

  • Rita
    December 9, 2019

    These sound so good. Making them for my Grandchildren 😘

  • Kara
    December 15, 2019

    Made these today with my youngest daughter! The cookies are delicious. I think this cookie will be added to our list of must-have Christmas cookies. Thanks for sharing!

  • Julie N
    November 18, 2023

    How many does it make?

    • Sarah
      > Julie N
      November 19, 2023

      I can’t remember exactly off the top of my head, but it’s a pretty small batch. I’d double it!