Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Christmas cookie to eat or give as a Christmas gift. Pairs deliciously well with a hot cocoa or cup of milk. A simple and easy recipe that is loved by all!

Ingredients

2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
170g unsalted butter melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups Chocolate M&Ms (Choose red and green for a Christmas flare)

Instructions:

Heat: Preheat oven to 165C and line trays with baking paper.

Sift: Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.

Mix: In a bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended.

Beat: Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy, then add the sifted ingredients until just blended.

Stir: Stir in the chocolate M&Ms by hand. Use a tablespoon to make dough balls. Flatten on baking tray with fingers. Make sure cookies are 8cm apart.

Bake: Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. It's better to under-cook than overcook!

Cool: Remove from oven and allow to cool on trays for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.