Best chocolate chip Christmas cookie [Recipe]


Deep-dish chocolate chip cookies

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Santa and Rudolph with his nose so bright won’t be able to resist these deep-dish chocolate chip, caramel and hazelnut cookies! They’ll even put you at the top of St. Nick’s “Nice List.” So, hurry to the kitchen and whip up these cookies for the happiest of holidays. For more delicious recipes, visit MealsOnHeelsByMindy.com. Happy Holidays!

Prep time: 5 minutes; cook time: 15 minutes; total time: 20 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.25 pounds dark or semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 10 Kraft caramel squares, unwrapped and cut into small pieces
  • Add 1.5 cups chopped hazelnuts
  • Add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa option for chocolate-chocolate chunk cookies (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease muffin tins and set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and two sugars in a large mixing bowl on high speed until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, and mix well.
  3. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda over a medium bowl. Slowly incorporate the dry mixture to the butter with the mixer on low speed. Mix until just combined.
  4. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Fold in caramel pieces, nuts and chocolate chunks into the batter.
  5. Scoop cookie batter with an ice cream scooper into prepared muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove muffin tins from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Transfer muffin tins to a wire rack and cool cookies completely. Makes 36 cookies.