12 Dec 3 One-Bowl Holiday Cookie Recipes That Will Satisfy Santa’s Sweet Tooth
The holidays are just around the corner, and along with decorating the tree, listening to classic Christmas songs, and drinking copious amounts of hot cocoa – it’s officially baking season!
Christmas cookies are always a huge hit, and everyone seems to have their own family recipes passed down from generation to generation. But, because the holidays can be such a busy time, you might not be able to have the baking marathon you originally planned.
Thankfully, you don’t need a lot of time, ingredients, or even dishes to whip up some tasty treats this holiday season.
Let’s take a look at three incredible one-bowl cookie recipes that you can add to your baking list this year. They’re guaranteed to be a hit with family, friends, and your kids (and even Santa!).
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nothing beats a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie around the holidays. It’s the perfect comforting treat for the kiddos when they come in from sledding. Chocolate chippers are classic for a reason – they’re always great, and they’re easy to make! For this recipe, you’ll need:
- 1 /2 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
To make these simple cookies, mix all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) together in a stand mixer or a separate bowl, and mix until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and bake in a 350-degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
All-Purpose Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are always popular around the holidays because they can be decorated in so many different ways. By making this one-bowl batch, you can get the kids involved in baking, decorating, and, of course – eating! The ingredients are:
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1 egg, at room temperature
- 5 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until “creamed” and well-combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
You can either drop the cookies by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet, or chill the dough in the fridge for a couple hours. This will help to prevent them from spreading. When you’re ready, bake at 375-degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Hot Cocoa Cookies (Gluten-Free!)
The holidays might be a time for indulgence, but if you’re gluten-free, you don’t have to give up on enjoying a few sweet treats! Try these gluten-free hot cocoa cookies that are dangerously rich, fudgy, and delicious! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 eggs at room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1¼ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks
- Flaky sea salt (optional)
To make the cookies, start out by lightly beating the eggs. Stir together the dry ingredients into the eggs, and mix until a smooth batter comes together. It’ll look very thick, but that’s okay!
After preheating the oven to 350-degrees. Drop rounded tablespoons of the batter onto a cookie sheet, and bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies will have a ‘cracked’ appearance on top when they come out of the oven. You can dust them in powdered sugar for a ‘snowy’ look!
In the midst of your holiday happenings, be sure to give these simple, one-bowl cookie recipes a try. We won’t tell if you end up “taste-testing” some of the dough along the way! Enjoy your seasons “eatings,” and have a safe and Merry Christmas!