Santa's Cookies are a festive treat that are loaded with M&M's chocolate chips, peanut butter, and oats. These are perfect for setting out on Christmas Eve or sharing with friends and neighbors.
Keyword: Santa's Cookies
Author: Garnish and Glaze
1/2cupsalted butter, softened
1cupcreamy peanut butter
2large eggs, room temperature
2cupsold fashioned oats
1/3cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips, (divided)
1/3cupwhite chocolate chips, (divided)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer (or an electric hand mixer), cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together until light and creamy (2 minutes).
Mix in the eggs and vanilla until combined. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
Whisk the flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a small mixing bowl. Add it to the butter mixture along with the oats. Mix until combined.
Stir in half of each kind of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup M&M’s by hand with a wooden spoon.
Use a 1/4 cup trigger scoop to portion dough onto a baking sheet leaving 3 inches between each. (I fit 8 onto a half-sheet pan.) Press remaining m&m’s into the top of each mound of dough and sprinkle with sprinkles and gently press them in.
Bake for 10 minutes. (They won’t look done but trust me, do NOT cook them any longer! They set up and darken as they cool.)
Press remaining chips into the top of the cookies as soon as they come out. Let cookies cool 5 minutes on the pan and then move them to a cooling rack.