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
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!
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
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!
Gather your cookie ingredients
Combine all of the cookie ingredients in one bowl
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 your St. Nick’s cookies until golden brown.
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.