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Giant Cookie for Santa Recipe

Written on October 27, 2020


Giant Cookie for Santa

Mrs. Claus
What better way to butter up Santa than to bake him his MOST favorite cookie EVER! A scrumptious, soft and chewy-centered, yet crispy-edged, chocolate-in-every-bite GIANT cookie!  Test baked by Mrs. Claus.
Ho, ho, ho, let's go kids! It's super quick and easy to make!
Prep Time 8 minutes
Bake Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 1 Cookie


  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg yolk whisked
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking soda
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ cup red and green M&Ms regular or mini
  • ½ tsp Christmas sprinkles optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a small bowl, stir together butter, brown sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla with a spoon or rubber spatula until well combined.
    Melted butter, packed brown sugar, whipped egg yolk, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt, gently stirring until just incorporated, making sure not to over mix your dough.
    1/8 tsp salt, 1/3 cup baking soda
  • Fold in about 3/4's of the M&Ms and sprinkles.
    Christmas M&Ms and sprinkles
  • Scoop dough onto center of baking sheet and shape it into a 4 inch flattened circle.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1/4 of the M&Ms and sprinkles over top.
    Ready to pop in the oven
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until edges just start to turn a golden brown, but center is still soft and puffy.
    Bake 12-15 minutes at 350° F
  • Remove from oven and let cookie sit on baking sheet for about 5-8 minutes. The residual heat from the pan will continue to cook and set the middle of the cookie for a soft, chewy center and crisp, buttery edge.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze for up to one month.
  • Leave it out with a glass of milk for Santa on Christmas Eve! And remember to leave a snack for the reindeer.