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7 Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes That Will Get You on Santa’s Nice List

This year leave Santa a big plate of extra special chocolate chip cookies.
By Pie Squared

Cutouts of stars and trees—yawn. I mean, put yourself in Santa’s big boots: You’re working the ultimate overnight shift, across multiple time zones. This is no time for cute little cutouts. This calls for chocolate. This is the year you come through for the big guy in a big way. Knock those boots off with one of these ooey, amazing, git-up-and-get-that-sleigh-going recipes.

1. Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Just because you’re not busting out the cookie cutters doesn’t mean you can’t fancy things up a bit. A quick dip into melted chocolate chips (microwave easy!) and these simple treats are simply beautiful.

2. Deep-Dish Secret Center Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s easier than easy, and so fun to watch friends bite in and find the surprise: an extra hit of rich chocolate buried in the middle of already-amazing cookies. Heaven. On. Earth.

3. Marshmallow-Stuffed S'mores Cookies

The unexpected crunch of graham cracker crumbs, and the addictive sticky/melt of marshmallows; get that summertime feeling all over again in this super-simple recipe.

4. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Peanutter Whoopie Pies

Just when you think this cookie thing can’t get better—it does. 1. Chocolate chips. 2. Peanut butter. 3. Marshmallow crème. 4. Real vanilla—fer realz. 5. And gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy the most wonderful cookie of the year.

5. Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Hiding a little dulce de leche is like wrapping a sweet little present inside a cookie, especially since the luscious caramel center stays gooey. Great for double-batching and freezing for the New Year. If you can hold out that long.

6. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Too much of a good thing? As if. The salty/sweet you crave, as simple as using prepped chocolate chip cookie dough as a base and adding a few easy ingredients—plus a last drizzle of chocolate on top. ’Cuz you’re fancy like that.

7. Oreo™ Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s a little hint: If you substitute Oreo™ Double Stuff cookies in the middle, it has the ripple effect of making Santa so stuffin’ happy, your stocking will get double-stuffed too. We’re not saying it’ll happen. But we’re not saying it won’t.