Virtual Cookie Exchange – Christmas Candy Cookies Recipe

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Welcome to the 2016 Virtual Cookie Exchange! I’ve teamed up with 6 other bloggers to bring you some delicious holiday cookies to bake, eat, or gift!

Christmas Candy Cookies

Christmas Candy Cookies

When I first started blogging, I shared my son’s favorite almond cookie recipe. Today, I’m sharing a Christmas Candy Cookie Recipe that shares a bit of my son’s favorite cookie flavor with tons of holiday candy too!

Christmas Candy Cookies Recipe

Serves 36
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Chocolatey candy Christmas cookies.


  • 1 1/4 cup butter flavored Crisco shortening
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup candy coated chocolate pieces
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


Step 1
Preheat oven 375°F. Beat shortening and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and fluffy. Add egg, milk, vanilla & almond extract; beat well. Set aside. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mix to the wet mix.
Step 2
Add in chocolate morsels, candy coated chocolate, coconuts, and walnuts. Mix until well combined. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet.
Step 3
Bake 9 - 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool a few minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool completely.

Virtual Cookie Exchange

Visit the other blogs for more holiday cookie recipes:

Snickerdoodle Recipe ~ Try It Like It

Candy Cane Twist Cookies ~ Craftcore

Ginger Snaps ~ Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen        

White Chocolate Cranberry Biscotti ~ The Olive Blogger 

Peppermint White Chocolate Brownies ~ Mom Knows Best   

Gingerbread Cookies ~ A Mom’s Perspective 

  Enjoy and have fun baking!

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  1. Drop cookies are a favorite. I also load mine up with all the little bits of this and that I have in the cupboard. They’re so much fun to make with children, too. They can put what they like in their mix.