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My Favorite Christmas Cookie

Christmas has always been a big deal in my family. My parents kept our traditions sacred; one year my mom asked if we could do away with small gifts in the stockings, and you would have thought she wanted to take off Rudolph's nose. Food is deeply entrenched in all of our traditions as well. We are always gathered in the kitchen, arguing about who makes the best calamari, or spaghetti sauce. When it comes to sweets, my family is all about cookies. We have like 10 different recipes that we make each year, and we each have our favorites. These Neiman Marcus cookies are mine.


1 cup unsalted softened butter

1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

2½ cups rolled oats

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

12oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla extract

4oz shaved (or blended) Hershey's Bar

½ tsp kosher salt

The first step is to blend your oats in food processor until fine, but not flour, consistency. While your processer is out, blend your Hershey's squares as well. In a bowl or stand mixer, cream your softened butter and both the white and brown sugar for 5- 10 minutes. Add your eggs, vanilla, and salt and mix to combine.

Once mixed, add your oats, flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix this until just combined then add your grated chocolate and chocolate chips. Give this a few mixes to incorporate the chocolate, and then let your dough rest in the fridge for a few hours.

When you're ready to bake, preheat your oven to 375f. Grab about 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie and roll them into a ball before placing them on a cookie sheet. Let these bake for 6-8 minutes, let them cool slightly on a wire rack and enjoy them while they're warm!



Hey, I'm Cameron, and I'm glad you're here. I post new recipes every week, all intended to build your confidence in the kitchen, each one with video tutorials to help. Craving something specific? Drop me a note in my contact form! 

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