Monday, December 24, 2007

Santa Cookies

I asked Sam the other day what kind of cookies he would like to make and leave for Santa this year. He told me that he wanted to make peppermint chocolate chip cookies. Okay, I've never seen a recipe for that kind of cookie. I told him I would look on the Internet because I had never seen a recipe for them before. Lo, and behold, there were many recipes for peppermint chocolate chip cookies. We made them today and I have to tell you...WOW! They are some cookies! I found the recipe that I used on Home Baking Association's website. The cookie recipe will follow below. But first, there are pictures to share with you!

Here is Sam putting out the cookies for Santa. The note that he wrote to Sana says "Santa! You Rock" on the front.

This is probably the last year that Sam will believe in Santa so I'm trying to make the most of it. He is such a sweet and loving little boy and it will be a part of his childhood that will be gone forever once he doesn't believe in him anymore. Of course, I still believe in him!

½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1½ cups all-purpose flour or whole-wheat flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup crushed hard peppermint candies
1 package (6 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix sugars, margarine, shortening, vanilla, and egg in bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack. Provided by General Mills Serves 42.Approximate Nutrition Analysis (per serving): calories, 95; protein, 1 g; carbohydrate, 12 g; fat, 5 g; cholesterol, 5 mg; sodium, 55 mg.

My notes: I used all-purpose flour, omitted the nuts, and increased the chocolate chips to 1 1/4 cups. I cooked them for 9 minutes on parchment paper and then cooled them for 2 minutes before putting them on the rack to cool the rest of the way.



D... said...

I think you might be surprised by how long Sam will believe. Every year, I think the same thing. And, so far, every year I have NOT had that conversation. Mine are in 8th grade and 4th grade. They still hear the jingle bell.

Merry Christmas

MO Treatman Family said...

I'll have to try the cookies. They look Yum-o! Read my blog about the "christmas ornament traditions." You're mentioned. Have a great week.

Dorothy said...


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Tiffany said...

Wow those sound great. I love peppermint and chocolate. We might have to try those next year. Thanks for sharing.

kali said...

i'm 50, and i still believe in santa! i read a really heartwarming story today that reinforces my belief in santa.

(sending an extra hug to sam)

CresceNet said...

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kat said...

that note to santa cracked me up!


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