Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies – fun, festive Christmas themed cookies. THE BEST chocolate chip cookie EVER! I ate WAY too many of these!! Shortening,  flour, salt, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, white chocolate chips, gel food coloring. Can make cookies with regular chocolate chips. You can also skip the food coloring if you aren’t making for #Christmas. Seriously THE BEST cookie recipe!!!

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Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe

Now that we got Thanksgiving out of the way, it is time to immerse ourselves in all things Christmas! First up are these Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are SO cute and they taste amazing! I made these several times, and they are seriously some of the best tasting chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten!!

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How to Make Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are very easy to make. Beat together shortening, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until fluffy. Gradually beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Divide dough into three equal portions. Stir in white chocolate chips to one portion. Add red food coloring to one portion and green food coloring to the last portion. Mix the coloring into the dough and add white chocolate chips. Take a little bit of each color of dough and roll into a ball. Place on a baking sheet and bake.

  • To get the festive Christmas colors, I used gel food coloring so the dough didn’t get thinned out. I bought the gel food coloring at Hobby Lobby. The gel food coloring is with all the cake decorating supplies. Each bottle is about $2. It will last forever!
  • I tried these with just red and green dough and they ended up looking like watermelon cookies! LOL! That is also why I used white chocolate chips. I didn’t want watermelon Christmas cookies!! 
  • You can make the dough ahead of time and freeze the dough balls until you are ready to bake the cookies. You can either thaw the dough before baking or just add a few minutes to the baking time. I LOVE being able to whip up some festive Christmas cookies at the drop of a hat. 
  • This recipe uses shortening. I know some people don’t like baking with shortening. I have not made these cookies with butter. If you choose to substitute butter for the shortening, it will totally change the texture of the cookie. I LOVED the cookie just the way it was. I wouldn’t change it, but you can totally swap out the shortening for butter.
red green and white chocolate chips cookies on cooling rack

Christmas Cookies for Santa

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red green and white chocolate chips cookies on cooling rack

Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Christmas White Chocolate Chip Cookies – fun, festive Christmas themed cookies. THE BEST chocolate chip cookie EVER! I ate WAY too many of these!! Shortening,  flour, salt, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, white chocolate chips, gel food coloring. Can make cookies with regular chocolate chips. You can also skip the food coloring if you aren't making for #Christmas. Seriously THE BEST cookie recipe!!!

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup shortening, regular or butter flavor
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • red and green gel food coloring

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together shortening and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until fluffy.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  • Divide dough into three equal portions. Stir in ⅔ cup of white chocolate chips to one portion.
  • Add red food coloring to one portion – mixing well. Stir in ⅔ cup white chocolate chips.
  • Add green food coloring to the remaining portion of dough, mixing well. Stir in ⅔ cup white chocolate chips.
  • Take two teaspoons of each color of dough, and roll into a ball. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

Notes:

  • To get the festive Christmas colors, I used gel food coloring so the dough didn’t get thinned out. I bought the gel food coloring at Hobby Lobby. The gel food coloring is with all the cake decorating supplies. Each bottle is about $2. It will last forever!
  • I tried these with just red and green dough and they ended up looking like watermelon cookies! LOL! That is also why I used white chocolate chips. I didn’t want watermelon Christmas cookies!! 
  • You can make the dough ahead of time and freeze the dough balls until you are ready to bake the cookies. You can either thaw the dough before baking or just add a few minutes to the baking time. I LOVE being able to whip up some festive Christmas cookies at the drop of a hat. 
  • This recipe uses shortening. I know some people don’t like baking with shortening. I have not made these cookies with butter. If you choose to substitute butter for the shortening, it will totally change the texture of the cookie. I LOVED the cookie just the way it was. I wouldn’t change it, but you can totally swap out the shortening for butter.

Steph

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  1. I made these last Christmas, and not only were they festive-looking, but absolutely delicious!! I steered a few people to your website when they asked for the recipe 😊 Well, I was hunting for some Fourth of July dessert ideas last week, and recalling these yummy cookies, I decided to conform them to the present holiday…. red and blue gel coloring with white chips! Turned out great!! Compliments galore!! Thanks for the recipe!! And I’m a huge fan of Meow Mondays!! 😻😻😻

    1. I use gel food coloring because it doesn't change the consistency of the dough. You can use liquid if that is all you have access to. It will water down the dough a bit.

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