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9 Easy Mix + Match Christmas Cookies

Updated October 25, 2018
Easy Mix and Match Christmas Cookies
Christmas cookies don’t have to be complicated. We combined our favorite refrigerated cookie doughs with sweet mix-ins for 9 easy alternatives to the common cookie that taste as good as they look.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  •  Your favorite refrigerated cookie dough (we used sugar, chocolate chip and peanut butter, but any will do)
  • Melted chocolate chips (milk, dark or white)
  • Caramel + sea salt 
  • Mini chocolate candy 
  • Whipped topping + sprinkles

Start with: Sugar Cookies

Pillsbury Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s how we jazzed ‘em up (L-R):

  1. Topped with mini candy bars
  2. Drizzled with melted chocolate
  3. Sugar cookie cups filled with salted caramel filling  

Start with: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookies

See how we remixed this classic (L-R):

  1. Topped with melted chocolate
  2. Topped with mini candy bars
  3. Chocolate chip cookie cups filled with whipped topping + sprinkles

Start with: Peanut Butter Cookies

Pillsbury Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s how we decked them out (L-R): 

  1. Peanut butter cookie cups with melted chocolate filling
  2. Topped with mini candy bars
  3. Drizzled with melted chocolate

How To Make ‘Em

  1. Melted Chocolate Drizzle: Put 1 cup of white or milk chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl and heat in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth. Pour melted chocolate into a plastic freezer bag and seal, then cut a small opening in one corner of the bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate over cooled cookies. 
  2. Caramel + Sea Salt: Our kitchen experts recommend Kraft caramels, because of how well they melt. To make your caramel mixture, combine caramels with a little water and/or milk in a microwave bowl and heat at 30-second intervals, stirring until fully combined. Finish with sea salt for the ultimate sweet-salty combination. 
  3. Candy on Top: Top hot, just-baked cookies with chocolate candy of choice and let sit for 1-2 minutes. Lightly press down on partially melted candies so that chocolate pools around edges and candy sticks to the cookie. Top with sea salt if desired. 
  4. Cookie Cups: Check out our easy method for making basic cookie cups. Allow cups to cool, then fill with topping and decorate with sprinkles. Tip: Put whipped topping in sealed plastic bag, and cut off a corner to pipe it into the cups.