Holiday Cookie Recipes We Can't Get Enough Of
Thanksgiving and holiday cookie recipes to bring the family together.
The Holiday Season naturally brings up thoughts of cozy nights indoors, parties, snow days, family gatherings, and, most of all, food. Food is the punctuation mark on Thanksgiving and the winter holidays and not just because we all get to eat our favorite dishes, but because food is what brings us together. This year, it’s time to have a little more fun in the kitchen and whip up new creative combinations the whole family will love!
We've partnered with Country Crock® to bring you one easy recipe to create all the cookies you can dream up. This scrumptious cookie recipe will bring your brood to the table so you can take this holiday and Make It Yours™, it's the only cookie recipe you'll ever need! This holiday season, plant the seeds of tradition, family togetherness, love, and all around goodness with Country Crock® and cookies!
Country Crock®'s Make it Yours™ Cookie Recipe makes the perfect base cookie dough. You customize by adding 1-2 cups of your favorite mix-ins (such as chocolate chips, sprinkles, marshmallows). Now, everyone at your table gets a sweet treat they want to eat! Invite your little ones to use their imaginations to cook up completely original holiday creations. Check out the base recipe below, then, read to see how you can mix in various ingredients to create a whole new cookie experience.
- 1 cup Country Crock® Spread
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- Your choice of mix-ins
- Preheat oven to 375°. Mix Country Crock® Spread, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla in large bowl until well mixed. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda until blended. (Dough will be soft and creamy.) Add your favorite mix-ins until every spoonful of dough has some of the delicious mix-ins or choose from the variations below.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets 3-inches apart.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly golden. Cool 1 minute on wire rack; remove from sheets and cool completely.
Now, Make It Yours™!
Bacon Chocolate Chip
Stir in 1 pkg. (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup crumbled crisp-cooked bacon. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Stir in 3 (1.55 oz. each) milk chocolate candy bars, chopped. Chop 3 additional (1.55 oz. each) milk chocolate candy bars. Immediately after removing cookies from oven, top each cookie with the additional chopped chocolate and mini marshmallows (about 1 cup). Return cookies to oven and bake just until chocolate begins to melt, and marshmallows begin to soften, about 30 to 45 seconds. Makes about 5 dozen.
Cranberry Orange Walnut
Stir in 1 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts, and 1 tsp. grated orange peel. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Immediately after removing cookies from oven, press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie. Melt 24 additional chocolate kisses and, after cookies have cooled, drizzle over top of cookies, or for Holiday, drizzle with glaze tinted with red or green food color. Makes 3 1/2 dozen.
Stir in 1 pkg. (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.
Stir in 1/4 cup confetti sprinkles. After cooling, double the Glaze Recipe*, then spread over tops of cookies and sprinkle with an additional 1/3 cup sprinkles. Makes about 4 dozen.
PB & J
Stir in 3 Tbsp. extra crunchy peanut butter. Immediately after removing cookies from oven, make an indentation in center of each cookie using the back of a round measuring spoon, drizzle with 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted, and fill with strawberry jam. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.
Did you love the Make It Yours™ cookie recipe? Be sure to review Country Crock® buttery spread and check out even more cookie mix in ideas on CountryCrock.com! Then, show off your cookie creations on social media using #makeityours