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Over the top chunky christmas cookies with tea pot

This year I am baking a few of our favorite cookies plus I am trying several new recipes. This is one of them! If you like a hardy cookie that is over the top with chocolate and lots of fun candy and nuts then this is a cookie for you! I will warn you it is a dense cookie! Have a glass of milk nearby when eating it! This is such a pretty cookie that it would make a great gift in a small decorative box. Plus you can take a little extra time to ensure the top of the cookie looks nice with the colorful M&Ms and other candies. I can also imagine this cookie being put out for Santa Claus!

Over the upcoming weeks I will be sharing with you more cookie recipes. By the way, what is your favorite Christmas cookie?

1 ¼ cup Sugar
1 stick Butter, room temperature

Combine with a mixer until fluffy.

1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla

Beat in the egg and vanilla until blended.

½ cup Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 cup Flour
¾ tsp Salt

Mix in dry ingredients then add:

1 cup Toasted Shredded Coconut
½ cup Cashews, chopped
¾ cup Semisweet Chocolate Chunks or chips
¾ cup White Chocolate chips
1/2 cup M&M (green and red if you can find them)

The original recipe called for an additional ¼ cup of the chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and M&M’s. I found I did not have enough dough to blend in all those candies. I would suggest reducing the amount and adding more if you find you have enough dough.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking pan with parchment paper. Then place large scoops of dough onto the baking sheet. I used a ¼-measuring cup for consistency.

Chunky Cookie on a baking pan

Bake for about 11 – 13 minutes until cookies are set. Place on a rack to cool.

Over the top chunky Christmas cookies on a white plate

20 thoughts on “Over the Top Chunky Christmas Cookies

  1. You are going to make Santa very happy with those beautiful cookies. They are so bright and fun and love that tea pot. It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks. They are a pretty cookie! I have a ton of tea pots – I think I will use more of them in my pictures. Plus I use to paint ceramics so I have several Santas. They might make some good photo shoots. I am trying to get more creative with my photos and Christmas cookies lend to fun shots. 🙂

  2. I usually make spice cookies at Christmas time in Christmas tree shapes, but yours look so colourful and festive! I love to try new Christmas recipes. I love your tea pot too!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks! I often use this tea pot when I am making Indian Chai – especially if I am serving a few people. I did make some gingerbread cookies that I will post another day. I love those cookies. Plus some awesome cutout cookies that I can’t stop eating. Luckily I brought a big tray of cookies to work and Greg will take a tray into work. Otherwise I might eat all of them!

  3. Susan says:

    These look incredible! (cute teapot by the way) 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! They are a fun cookie that makes a great gift. I love this tea pot! It looks great and is large enough to brew 4-cups of tea. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Greg Ruhland says:

    Those cookies look awesome. Thanks for the nice pics Bernice.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Greg! They make a wonderful present if you place them inside a decorative gift box. And as a bonus they are easy to make!

  5. These look like cookies to my taste…I love anything chunky…the more the better!

    1. Bernice says:

      Well then you should like these cookies! You can add as much or little of the candy and control the chunkiness!

  6. Judy Smith says:

    These cookies look amazing. I’d have to omit the coconut as it doesn’t like me and the feeling is mutual, but the rest of the ingredients would be A-OK. And I wouldn’t save them for just the holidays, either! Thank you, Bernice, for stopping by my blog — come back any time.

    1. Bernice says:

      That is a good point Judy. You can make these all year long. Like for Valentines you could find candy that are red and white – that would be pretty! I think the possibilities are endless. A theme for each holiday!

      1. Bernice says:

        I never would have thought of it without your comment! Great team-work!

  7. kanzensakura says:

    These look so good. I want some Now!

    My husband really likes M and Ms. I think this will be a wonderful treat for him. Thank you for posting.

    1. Bernice says:

      It is a nice because it includes other ingredients which makes it a wonderful treat!! I hope your husband enjoys the cookies!!

  8. Sophie33 says:

    Very Christmassy festive cookies! I love these too! They look very pretty & must be very tasty too! xxx

    1. Bernice says:

      These were fun with all the different ingredients. I too like the look of them!

      1. Sophie33 says:

        For sure! 👍👍

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