One Santa Cookie (Quick and Easy to Make)


This recipe for One Santa Cookie is the easiest and fastest Christmas cookie you can make! And it’s one of the tastiest too. I know Santa’s loves it!

One Big Santa Cookie

Recipe for One Extra Large Christmas Cookie

If you’re like me come Christmas eve you don’t have much time to make a full batch of cookies – so this is going to be our new go-to tradition.

One big cookie just for Santa that only took minutes to prep!


It’s got perfectly crisp edges, a soft and chewy center and it has chocolate in every bite.

Oh and those sprinkles add the perfect special touch (though they are optional. I also added a few edible star sprinkles after baking because I couldn’t help it).

How to Make One Big Cookie

Collage image of how to make one chocolate chip cookie

After all the work you’ve put into the holidays you’ll deserve this cookie!

My two kids and I have actually been making it many times over the last few weeks because it’s a great size for sharing.

Plus I love the simple prep, the quick results and the easy clean up.

This cookie is an all around win! Save this recipe, it will definitely come in very handy soon and not just for Christmas eve.

It would make a perfect last minute gift for a friend as well.

One Big Santa Cookie

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One Santa Cookie

5 from 7 votes

Recipe for one extra large Christmas cookie that's perfect for Santa! Fun to make and extra delicious. Soft and chewy and with fun festive colors.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, Cookies
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 409 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 2 Tbsp (29g) salted butter
  • 3 Tbsp (42g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp whisked egg*
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (43g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup (60g) red and green M&Ms**
  • 1/2 tsp Christmas jimmies (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet (half or quarter sheet) with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Place butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl. 

  3. Heat in microwave until about 2/3 of the way melted (it should take roughly 20 seconds), remove and stir to melt fully.

  4. To melted butter, add brown sugar, salt, 1 tbsp egg, vanilla, flour and baking soda. Stir with a spoon or rubber spatula until well combined.

  5. Mix in about 3/4 of the M&Ms. Shape dough into a disk about 3 1/2-inches on a prepared baking sheet.

  6. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 of the M&Ms over top along with sprinkles if using. Bake in preheated oven 11 - 14 minutes, until edges are just golden brown (cookie should appear slightly under-baked in center). 

  7. Serve warm or allow to cool on a wire rack then store in an airtight container.
  8. *To get 1 Tbsp egg crack egg into a small bowl, whisk until yolk and white are blended, then measure out 1 Tbsp. Reserve remainder for another use.

  9. **I've also made this using a 1.77 oz tube of red and green Mini M&Ms, which is equal to 1/4 cup.

  10. Recipe source: Cooking Classy - inspired by my other single cookie

Nutrition Facts
One Santa Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 37g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 9.2%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • Sharon Aldridge: I’m not really much of a baker, however, I would love to make this One Santa Cookie only I would like to make a batch for sharing. Would someone please tell me what the quantities would be for say 25 – 36 cookies or how to adjust the measurements to equal x number of cookies.
    Thank you November 27, 2018 at 6:23pm Reply

  • Megan: I wish you included amounts to make an entire batch…. November 22, 2018 at 4:44pm Reply

  • berdeena l leturno: so excited to make this with my youngest child and grandchildren, total of 4 kids, so will have to make two batches, but this will be our family tradition to help keep them busy on Christmas eve.. thanks so much ! September 21, 2018 at 4:46am Reply

  • Jenny: Fantastic cookie recipe! My son and I loved making this on christmas eve. A new family tradition!! December 28, 2017 at 5:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Happy to hear it’s a new tradition for you Jenny! Thanks for leaving a review! December 30, 2017 at 12:16pm Reply

  • Shelby: I made this cookie for my boyfriend on Christmas Eve and he still hasn’t stopped talking about it! Ha Ha , I think he liked it better than his presents! Thanks for the easy recipe, will be making with lots of different chips/nuts/candies in the future. December 26, 2017 at 12:22pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad it was enjoyed Shelby! And yes it’s pretty versatile so I hope you find other ways you like it too! December 30, 2017 at 12:16pm Reply

  • Patzy: My granddaughters and I made these big cookies. Very easy, turned out great! Yum! Good little recipe when you don’t want to bake a big batch of cookies. December 23, 2017 at 7:37am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your review Patzy! Glad you were able to make them with your granddaughters, so fun! December 30, 2017 at 12:17pm Reply

  • Lauren: Hi!
    My cookie didn’t rise, what did I do wrong? So I can do it better next time! But super excited to try the one we made even if it didn’t rise :-p.
    Looking forward to reading you soon December 17, 2017 at 12:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s possible that the dough wasn’t mixed up enough. It shouldn’t rise and puff up much but rather be more of a chewy dense cookie. If you wan’t more of a cake-like puffy cookie you can add in 1/4 tsp baking powder along with the baking soda. Hope that works for you :). December 18, 2017 at 7:55pm Reply

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