Christmas cookies are a beloved holiday tradition, and there are countless recipes to choose from. From classic sugar cookies to gingerbread and shortbread, the options are endless. But if you’re looking for a simple and delicious recipe to make with your family this holiday season, try this one for soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies.
To make these cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugars together until they are well combined and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, beating until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and pecans, if using.
Drop the cookie dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
These chocolate chip cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday baking lineup. They are soft and chewy, with just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, the addition of pecans gives them a delicious crunch. Enjoy them with a glass of cold milk, or share them with friends and family. Happy baking!