Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies get all gussied up for the holidays! Being they’re one of the most loved cookies ever they’re an absolute must when it comes to holiday baking, deserving of a place on all your holiday cookie trays.

Cookie baking is a fun activity for kids that will create lasting memories. I know this firsthand because baking and decorating Christmas cookies was an annual tradition in my house, an activity that we all looked forward to and did together.

Sticky hands, sprinkles everywhere, the tree lit up in the background and Christmas music playing. . .I’ll never forget those good times.

Betty Crocker cookie mix makes a great short cut especially for kids. The mix comes together easy enough for them to help out and fast so you can get to the really exciting part of decorating them.

These are dunked in melted chocolate and coated with colorful, festive sprinkles. You can also use crushed candy – candy canes or hard candies.

To help contain the sprinkles from going everywhere and tipping over you can set them in little bowls on a rimmed baking sheet or in a large baking pan. is your one-stop-shop for all your holiday baking! The Kid’s Cookie Corner has all the inspiration you need for baking with kids including cookies for Santa and recipes you can bake ahead.

Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix

butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch

Hershey’s® premier white baking chips or semisweet or Special Dark chocolate chips

assorted candy sprinkles or hard candies, crushed

1. Make cookies as directed on pouch; cool completely.

2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/2 to 1 cup of the chips at a time (as needed), uncovered on Medium (50%) 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once, until chips can be stirred smooth.

3. Carefully dip each cookie halfway into melted chips; wipe off excess. Place on cooking parchment paper-lined tray; sprinkle with desired candies. Let stand until coating is firm, about 1 hour.

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