Christmas Chocolate Chunky Cookies

Christmas Chocolate Chunky Cookies

Christmas Chocolate Chunky Cookies

For National Cookie Day, I’m sharing this holiday original favorite from my Baby Boomer Bakes kitchen —Christmas Chocolate Chunky Cookies.

You’re sure to love this easy cookie to round out your gingerbread, oatmeal and sugar cookie offerings this holiday season. Christmas Chocolate Chunky Cookies are a great cookie for the holidays since you can make them ahead and freeze, if desired, for up to three weeks. Christmas Chocolate Chunky Cookies are substantial so they keep well in a tightly sealed container for several days too. These cookies are perfect for Christmas gift giving, a cookie exchange, or savoring on Christmas Eve with a cup of steaming hot cocoa.

Oh, the most important part —- don’t forget to make extras for Santa! 🙂

Christmas Chocolate Chunky Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1 -1/2 cup granulated sugar

2-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch processed cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 large eggs, room temperature

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup black walnut pieces, chopped

1 (10-oz) pkg dark chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a mixing bowl cream together butter, shortening and granulated sugar; beating on medium speed 2 minutes. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add alternately to creamed mixture with eggs, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla, walnuts and dark chocolate chunks, beating on low speed until mixed throughout.

Take approximately 2 tbsp of dough and form into a ball with your hands. Slightly flatten into a round shape approximately 1/2-inch thick. Place on silpat lined (or parchment paper lined) baking sheet. Repeat for remaining cookies, placing cookies 2-inches apart on baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 14 – 16 minutes, or until baked throughout. Remove from oven. Let cool 5 minutes. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. I justice some chunky chocolate chip cookies today! I’ll be posting recipe tomorrow. These look utterly scrumptious and decadent!!

  2. they look amazing. we may have just added another cookie to the list.

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