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