Holiday Cheer Cookies

Christmas baking has officially kicked off in my home. I started off by making up a batch of holiday cheer cookies which were always a college favorite. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
 Holiday Cheer Cookies
Ingredients
2 sticks butter; at room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup toffee pieces
1 cup red and green M&M's, smashed into pieces; i used a rolling pin and rolled it over the M&M's
2/3 cup pecans; chopped I bought mine from Oh Nuts!
2/3 cup honey wheat pretzels; finely broken up

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. With an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla for three minutes. Add the egg and beat until just combined.
3. In a separate bowl add salt, baking soda and sift in flour. Reduce the speed of the mixer and slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture until combined.
4. Stir in toffee, M&M's, pecans and pretzels.
5. Scoop and place on your baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned on the edges. I made bigger cookies so they took 12-14 minutes. If you are making smaller cookies start at 7 minutes and gradually add time as needed. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for at least five minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

33 comments :

  1. yummy cookies! they look so festive!

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  2. Ooh, they look so good! I am baking for church Christmas baskets tonight. Maybe these will have to be added.

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  3. Those are so cute! And they look so good. I am a sucker for cookies. =)

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  4. These look so festive! I am baking tonight, and I cannot wait! Currently pinning a million cookie recipes!

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  5. My favorite Christmas cookies are called dog bones. When I go home for break I'll have to make some and post about it!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  6. My mom always makes amazing chocolate crinkles around the holidays. It's "her thing." When I saw your recipe for mint crinkles, I took her recipe and added mint for a cookie exchange and they were phenomenal! I can't wait to make this kind next

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  7. Oh wow those look so good! I love the peanut butter cookies with a Hershey's kiss on top.

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  8. So cute and they sound delicious!! I will definitely have to try.

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  9. YUM!! Those look and sound delicious! My favorite holiday cookie is chocolate peppermint!

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  10. These are perfect for the holidays!

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  11. This look delicious! I'm having a cookie exchange with my girlfriends and am yet to pick my favorite recipe. Maybe I'll have to try these. Thanks for the inspiration! Xo

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  12. Yum! I know a few friends who would love to receive a fresh batch of these!

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  13. Lovely looking cookies!:)
    ~Anne

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  14. These look too good! Can you pls send me some?

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  15. all cookies have my love, gingerbread is my all time fav though...the real intense gingerbread

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  16. I'm going to make these! I have some leftover holiday m&ms!

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  17. Very festive and will definately want to try the recipe.

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  18. I love the Danish butter cookies I get in the tin every year for Christmas. Especially the ones shaped like a pretzel.

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  19. These look so very good! We have a cookie exchange at school next week and I'll bet that these would be a hit.

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  20. Mmmm! Pretzels in cookies sound so yummy :]

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  21. Love the color that the M&M's add! So fun and festive!! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  22. Just made these...delish!!!!!

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