Festive Christmas Cheer Cookies

 
I have been intrigued by the red and green baking chips the past few Christmas seasons, but have never known what to do with them. I would see them on the shelf at the market, pick them up, fondle them and immediately put them back. This year I decided to pick some up and give them a try in my baking. I am sure glad I did! I came up with these amazing cookies! I altered my traditional chocolate chip recipe and rolled them through festive Christmas sprinkles. Though, the base is similar to my chocolate chip cookies the taste is different and oh so good. If you still need or want one more cookie for your Christmas cookie tray that will not only taste out of this world, but will also add that special Christmas feel whip up a batch of these today!
 

Ingredients

4 1/2 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C brown sugar
1 C sugar
3 bars of unsalted butter melted
3 large eggs
2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 bag (equal to 2 cups) of red and green baking chips by Nestle
Christmas colored sprinkles

Preparation

1) In a large bow, sift the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt together twice.
2) In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugars and butter until smooth.
3) Add the eggs and vanilla and whisk until well incorporated.
4) In the center of your flour mixture, make a hole by pressing your flour to the sides of the bowl. Carefully pour the wet ingredients in and mix until combined.
5) Fold the baking chips into the dough.
6) Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
7) Preheat the oven to 325 F degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
8) Take about 2 – 3 Tbsp of dough and roll into a ball.
8) Roll the ball in sprinkles making sure to get good coverage.
9) Place on prepared cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart from other cookies
10) Bake for about 10 minute or until the tops are light golden. Let cool on sheet from 3 minutes and transfer to wire rack
11) Store cookies in a sealed container for up to 5 days or freezer for 3 months.

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