When you need to serve warm fresh baked cookies fast these Christmas Cookies for a Crowd are the answer. Baked in a sheet pan and filled with all the chocolate!
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I shared a recipe back in July, Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Crowd, and it was insanely popular!
I knew I wanted to include a Christmas version in my cookie posts this year. I added festive M&M candies and white chocolate chips, because you can never have too much chocolate!
These were a huge hit with Zack’s work for his Thanksgiving lunch.
I made Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs, which everybody ask for the recipe, Egg Nog Snickerdoodles, and these Christmas Cookies for a Crowd. Needless to say that everyone was thrilled with what Zack contributed to lunch that day.
If you have company coming over and you want to impress them all with that warm and gooey fresh from the oven cookie, these are the cookies you need to make!
They will all be ready at the exact same time, hence the reason they are cooked on a sheet pan like they are, AND everyone loves a good fresh baked cookie!
You could totally change these up and add different colored M&M’s depending on the holiday or your mood.
I can see taking some of those fun flavors and putting them in here! Like the candy corn for Halloween! Yum!!
These are thick and chewy, just the way I like my chocolate chip cookies. I like to underbake them just a bit to give them an extra chewy texture.
If you like your cookies a little crunchier, these do crunch up after a few days, IF they last that long. They have been known to be gone in two days in our home. Not that I have eaten more than one. Hahaha.
Actually I’m totally guilty of having one with a cup of coffee for breakfast, and then after dinner snack. Yea, I’m just a little bit of a cookie monster.
Other ideas for these cookies for a crowd?
- peanut butter chips
- caramel chips
- butterscotch chips
- chopped nuts
- holiday sprinkles
- frosting on top
- top with vanilla ice cream
Can I make this ahead of time?
Prepare the cookie dough through step 5. Form a disc, and wrap in press and seal wrap. Place in a zip top bag, and store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 3 months.
If you are freezing the dough – thaw in the fridge completely, before continuing to step 6.
How do I store sheet pan cookies for a crowd?
You can store the individual bars at room temperature for up to 5 days, in an air tight container.
Here are some more Christmas cookie ideas:
- Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies with Lemon Drizzle
- Peppermint Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Ginger Cookies
- 1 Tablespoon Rodelle Baker's Extract
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 2 sticks butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 cup M&M's
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a, 18X13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
- In a large bowl, attached to a stand mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar.
- Add the Baker's Extract and eggs.
- Turn the mixer off, and pour in the flour, baking soda and salt. Beat on low until just combined.
- Mix in the M&M's and both chocolate chips.
- Spread cookie dough out evenly in pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until middle is set up and edges are golden brown.
- Let cool and cut into squares.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 219mg Carbohydrates: 37g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 25g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g