One Santa Cookie (Quick and Easy to Make)

December 10, 2017

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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

One Big Santa Cookie
5 from 7 votes

One Santa Cookie

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.
Servings: 2
Prep6 minutes
Cook12 minutes
Ready in: 18 minutes


  • 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)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet (half or quarter sheet) with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Place butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl. 
  • Heat in microwave until about 2/3 of the way melted (it should take roughly 20 seconds), remove and stir to melt fully.
  • 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.
  • Mix in about 3/4 of the M&Ms. Shape dough into a disk about 3 1/2-inches on a prepared baking sheet.
  • 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). 
  • Serve warm or allow to cool on a wire rack then store in an airtight container.
  • *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.
  • **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.
  • 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*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.


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  • Diana M

    Perfect recipe! I was really excited to try this. I never knew there was a recipe out there to just make one cookie. Im always hesitate to try out a new recipe but, this one delivered! I followed it exactly as written. I baked mine for 12 mins @ 350. Light brown edges and slightly underdone looking in the middle. After I took it out I let the cookies sit on the baking sheet another two minutes then transferred to cooling rack. Turned out just like the picture. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • 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

  • 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 !

  • Jenny

    Fantastic cookie recipe! My son and I loved making this on christmas eve. A new family tradition!!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Happy to hear it’s a new tradition for you Jenny! Thanks for leaving a review!

  • 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.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      So glad it was enjoyed Shelby! And yes it’s pretty versatile so I hope you find other ways you like it too!

  • 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.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      Thanks for your review Patzy! Glad you were able to make them with your granddaughters, so fun!

  • Lauren

    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

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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 :).