Make a big batch of cookie dough, split it into three parts, and add different delicious ingredients to each. You end up doing the same amount of work as a regular cookie recipe, but you look like a holiday superstar!
Stir the flour and baking soda together in a bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat your butter, both sugars, and vanilla for 3 minutes on medium speed.
On the lowest speed, add your eggs one at a time, and mix until fully incorporated.
Add your flour in thirds, mixing on low speed until combined. Be careful not to overmix!
Divide and conquer! Separate your cookie dough into three equal parts
Forget the halls, let’s deck these cookies out!
I like putting each portion of cookie dough on my butcher block, sprinkling my ingredients on top, and mixing them in with my hands! You can also do this in a bowl.
Candy Cane Lane Cookies
½ cup crushed candy canes
1 cup dark chocolate chunks
Rudolph’s Favourite Cookies
1 cup milk chocolate chips
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup dried cranberries
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Cookies
1 Tbsp ground coffee (not instant) or espresso
3 chopped Skor bars
½ cup mini white chocolate chips
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Once your ingredients are incorporated, you should have three different cookie doughs. When making my dough balls, I use a scale so that I can make sure each cookie will be the same size. Holiday hack: chill your dough for 30 minutes before the rolling stage!
Bake your cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Once baked, set your cookies aside to cool on the baking tray. Now the hard part is deciding which ones to leave out for Saint Nick!