The best Christmas cookie recipe that is easy to make.

Everyone will love the taste of our St. Nick’s Christmas cookies. They made from scratch with lots of wholesome ingredients like dried cranberries and toasted pecans. Our big batch cookie recipe will be perfect for any large family  gathering.

December 6th is known as Saint Nicholas Day in Germany, so we created this easy big batch cookie recipe in his and my husband Nick’s honor. We might be bias but our family thinks this is the best cookie recipe ever. Our St. Nick’s Christmas Cookies will be a sure hit this Holiday season. This big batch, one bowl cookie recipe also makes for a nice treat during the year! Scroll down to see our step by step photo directions.

Big Batch Christmas Cookies

St. Nick Christmas Cookies Recipe

Easy Big Batch Cookie Recipe

A little history on St. Nick’s Day

During St. Nicholas’ life, he was known to put coins in the shoes of children who left them out for him. St. Nick was also known to perform miracles that made life easier for people. Children today, especially in Germany, still wait eagerly for St. Nick’s Day to find special treats waiting in their shoe or “Nikolaus Stiefel”.  As a child I always set out my biggest pair of winter boots.

To make your life easier during this busy season, and in honor of the original St. Nicks of the world, I give you this delicious and easy cookie recipe. This is a big batch of cookie recipe everyone in your family will love!

Nick's Christmas Cookies

St. Nick’s Big Batch Christmas Cookies Ingredients:

  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 pkg. (11 oz.) White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) Toasted Pecan Bits
  • 1 pkg. (5 oz.) Dried Cranberries

Baking Directions:

Pre-Heat oven to 375° F. Scroll down for step by step photo instructions.

Beat butter and sugars in a large glass bowl with electric mixer on medium speed.

Add eggs and vanilla and continue mixing until light and fluffy.

Add flour, baking soda and salt, mix well.

Stir in chocolate chips, pecans and cranberries.

Use a teaspoon and drop dough onto a non-stick baking sheet (use your finger or a second spoon to slide the dough).

Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Don’t over bake them.

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes to set.

Transfer to a cooking rack to cool completely. Store your cookies in a sealed container.

Big batch Christmas cookies are

easy to make and hard to resist!

Cookie Ingredients In Glass Bowls

Gather your cookie ingredients

Stir cookie ingredients in glass bowl

Combine all of the cookie ingredients in one bowl

Drop cookie dough on baking sheet

Drop the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, I always just use my finger instead of dirtying another spoon.

A cookie dough scoop works great for this.

Bake Christmas Cookies

Bake your St. Nick’s cookies until golden brown.

St. Nick's Christmas Cookies

Share you big batch cookies with friends and family or place in a freezer bag for storage.

We love our St. Nick’s Christmas cookies and make them not just at Christmas time but several times during the year as well. They are so easy to make and we usually have all of the ingredients in our cupboard.

Will you try our big batch Christmas cookies? Leave us a comment below and feel free to share our recipe with your family and friends.

3 thoughts on “St. Nick’s Favorite Christmas Cookies”
  1. Made your St. Nick\’s Cookies yesterday and substituted chopped Walnuts for the Pecans. They\’re delicious. Thank you!

  2. I copied off your recipe and they really sound good. I made these last night. Yum! Good with morning coffee, but think I will make a thin cream cheese and lemon frosting to add a bit of glam to an otherwise great little cookie! Dress them up for Christmas with some sprinkles!

    Grandpas Favorite Molasses Cookies

    Gingerbread man cookies are fun, but nothing tastes so good as these chewy molasses cookies. Grandpa’s Favorite Molasses Cookies taste like good old fashioned gingerbread recipes, with a soft cookie texture in a crunchy sugar coating.


    1 1/2 cup sugar
    1 cup shortening
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 cup cane or sorghum molasses
    4 cups all-purpose or unbleached flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    4 teaspoons baking soda
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ginger

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

    Cream sugar and shortening; add eggs and molasses.

    Mix flour, salt, soda and spices and combine into creamed mixture until texture is consistent.

    Roll into walnut-sized balls. If desired, roll balls in granulated sugar.

    Place the balls on greased cookie sheets.

    Bake at 375 F for close to 10 minutes.

    Makes about three dozen cookies.

    Merry Christmas!! I am house sitting in Tulsa thru the holidays so a bit lonely! Do have a friend here that is keeping me busy! Take care! Love you guys!!

    1. Hi Augie, Thank you for sharing your Grandpa’s favorite molasses cookies. Wish I could join you for a cup of coffee in Tulsa.
      The recipe looks delicious and I will definitely give them a try.

      Merry Christmas to you as well! I’m glad your house sitting gig came through :). – Silke

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