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My Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies are so simple (perfect for the kiddos to help with). They are a holiday favorite!!

If you love chocolate chip cookies and you love Christmas, then you have to add them to your holiday cookies!!

Christmas chocolate chip cookies dipped in white chocolate with sprinkles.

Holiday Cookies

One of our favorite things to bake around the holidays are cookies.

Today’s holiday cookies are not only simple, but perfect for Christmas and even Santa’s plate. Why we love them:

  • Classic + No-Fail. We use the base of our Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe which is tried and true – and no-fail!
  • Delicious. The flavors of chocolate, cookie and white chocolate are phenomenal!
  • Holiday perfection. They are simple, festive and perfect for gifting, for parties and for any get togethers.

What I love most about these Christmas chocolate chip cookies is how delicious and festive they are. Everyone – kids and adults – love them!

How to Make

  1. PREHEAT. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. CREAM. Begin by creaming butter and sugars (brown and granulated sugar) in a stand mixer. Add eggs and mix on low speed until fluffy.
  3. DRY INGREDIENTS. Add the dryingredients – baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract and flour and. Mix until combined and then add chocolate chips (we like to do a mix of milk chocolate and semisweet chocolate chips). Scoop cookie dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  4. BAKE. Bake for 9-10 minutes and let cool.
  5. CANDY COATING. Melt your candy coating or chocolate chips in a small pot until smooth. Then, dip your cookies half way into the chocolate and let set on parchment paper.
  6. SPRINKLE + SET. Sprinkle the cookies with holiday sprinkles and let set for 1-2 hours until hardened.
Vanilla Candy Coating for Christmas chocolate chip cookies

Tips + Variations

To make these even more Christmas-y add in red and green M&Ms or sprinkles into the actual mix. A super fun thing would be to add food coloring to the batter and dye it green or red for Christmas.


  • Consider making the chocolate chip cookies from scratch, following our recipe here for our best chocolate chip cookies
  • Add in Christmas M&Ms: crushed and whole, normal or mint
  • Dip the cookies in white chocolate instead of candy coating

Use white chocolate: If you can’t find candy coating or just prefer to use melted white chocolate I would suggest melting it either in the microwave, or on a double-boiler.

How to Store

STORE cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. Do not store uncovered unless you want the cookies to quickly dry out. You can keep them in the fridge too, just make sure they are in an airtight container.

FREEZE baked cookies in an airtight and freezer safe bag in the freezer for 3-4 weeks. You can freeze cookie dough for up to 3 months in an airtight bag/container.

To FREEZE the cookie dough: Once you make the cookie dough it should be fine to freeze. The easiest way to do it, in my opinion, is to do the slice and bake method. This means that when you are ready to bake it you slice pieces off of the “log” of cookie dough. The dough will last for up to 6 months in the freezer.

Christmas chocolate chip cookies dipped in candy coating with sprinkles.

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5 from 8 votes

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Lil’ Luna
My Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies are so simple (perfect for the kiddos to help with). They are a holiday favorite!!
Servings: 36
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 22 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 package vanilla candy coating
  • holiday sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until incorporated. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Mix in vanilla
  • Add dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and mix until combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and then scoop 1.5 inch balls onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool.
  • Pour your vanilla candy coating (or white chocolate chips) into a small pot. Heat on LOW temp by stirring with a rubber spatula constantly until all melted and smooth.
  • Dip cookies halfway into melted white chocolate mixture and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with holiday sprinkles. Let sit for 1-2 hours until firm.


Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 152mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 29g, Vitamin A: 193IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 26mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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