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Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I am a cookie fanatic this time of year and these Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies are a must make.  Trust me these will be Santa’s new favorite cookie!

A little bit for Everyone

For me a good chocolate chip cookie is a little crispy on the edges, soft in the center and loaded with tons of chocolatey goodness.   My families favorite chocolate chip cookies are these, but let me tell you after they have these cookies they might just change their minds.

Not only are these cookies crispy and soft but they are also loaded with tons of yummy.  First I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks and then I threw in some white chocolate chips.  For some extra color I added in some holiday sprinkles and and M&M’s.  

Depending on the season you can use colored sprinkles and M&M’s for the holiday, such pastels for Spring/Easter or fun super bright colors for summer.  The possibilities are truly endless.

Chilling is a Must

Trust me I am a BIG fan of cookies recipes that do not have to be chilled but chilling is a must for these cookies.  Since we are using melted butter, which helps with the crispy edges, it needs time in the refrigerator to set up so the cookies don’t spread too much.  

One of the best parts of these cookies is how thick and chewy they are which happens when you chill the dough.  I scoop the dough out and then freeze the balls, it makes it super easy to bake… just put the dough balls on the cookie sheet and bake.  See … sooooo easy!

The hardest choice… which sprinkles

I am a sprinkle fanatic.  I alway look at the holiday sprinkle selections when I go to the grocery store or the kitchen specialty stores like Williams Sonoma or Sur la Table.  

In my cabinet I have sprinkles for every season, every holiday, really any occasion.  For these cookies I went with the some of the most festive Christmas ones I have and I love how it turned out.

Load ’em Up

32-36 cookies

Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies

Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies that are sure to have a little something for everyone.

2 hr, 20 Prep Time

8 minCook Time

2 hr, 45 Total Time

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Ingredients

1 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg + 1 yolk, room temperature
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks (or chips)
1 cup white chocolate chips, or your favorite variety
1 cup M&M Candy (any variety you prefer)
1/2 cup holiday sprinkles
Additional chocolate chips, candy and sprinkles for topping the cookies

Directions

In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy
Add in vanilla and eggs, mixing until just combined
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt
Slowly add in flour mixture to sugar mixture, scraping down he sides as needed
Stir in chocolate chunks, white chocolate chips, M&M's and sprinkles until evenly distributed
Using a small cookie scoop place mounds of cookie dough onto platter
Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight
-- To Bake --
Preheat oven to 375
Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper
Place cookie dough mounds onto cookie sheets about 2 inches apart
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until tops are just starting to brown
As soon as they come out the oven top with additional chocolate, M&M's and sprinkles as wanted
Let cool for 5 minutes on pan and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely
ENJOY!

Notes

Use whatever chips, candy or sprinkles you prefer to make them ideal for your family and friends

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