White Chocolate Oatmeal Christmas Cookies
White chocolate oatmeal Christmas cookies are the ultimate holiday treat. These delicious cookies are loaded with white chocolate chips, oats, and holiday M&Ms to create cookies that are as festive as they are delicious.
If you’re like me, you love serving, and more importantly, eating cookies when the holidays roll around. I don’t know about you, but for some reason, cookies just taste better to me during the holidays. That’s why you’ll routinely find plates of cookies scattered around the kitchen in my house. I just can’t get enough of them. These cookies are a particular favorite among my family and friends because of their delicious flavors and festive look. They’re full of white chocolate chips and holiday M&Ms, so they have a wonderful holiday look, and the oatmeal gives them a fantastic texture. You can’t beat them!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It uses simple ingredients that are readily available at your local grocery store.
- They’re full of delicious flavors.
- The white chocolate chips and holiday M&Ms make for a super festive look.
You’ll only need simple baking ingredients for this recipe. In fact, you probably have most of them in your kitchen already. Any that you don’t have are all easily found at your local grocery store. The stars of the show are below, but you’ll find the complete list of ingredients along with amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Unsalted butter
- Cake flour
- Rolled oats
- White chocolate chips
- Red and green Mini M&Ms
- Full recipe with all ingredients and amounts found below in the recipe card
How to Make White Chocolate Oatmeal Christmas Cookies
Making these cookies is so easy! It’s basic cookie dough, and there’s nothing fancy about it. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in a flash. The general recipe is below, but you’ll find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
1: Combine the wet ingredients.
2: Combine the dry ingredients.
3: Mix the dry ingredients into the wet to form the dough. Then, add the white chocolate chips and M&Ms and mix.
4: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill.
5: Use a large cookie scoop and drop large balls of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Lightly press with your hands to flatten a bit.
6: Bake until golden brown on top and enjoy! (Full instructions are found below in the recipe card)
The great thing about cookies is that you can play with them to make them different whenever you like. These are no different. I have some great ideas for you to mix things up.
- Make it Chunky: Add even more of your favorite mix-ins to these cookies. Nuts are a great option, as are other candies.
- Crushed Peppermint: For even more holiday flavor, try adding crushed peppermint.
- Full-Size M&Ms: These are large cookies, so you can go chunkier and use full-size holiday M&Ms.
You’ll only need a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Stand mixer
- Large baking sheet
- Parchment paper or silicone mat
- Wire cooling rack
You can store these cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for about a week or in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. For longer storage, place the cookies in single layers separated by parchment paper in an air-tight, freezer-safe container and freeze for up to a month.
Although these cookies are super easy to make, I do have some tips here to ensure that they’re as delicious as they can possibly be.
- It’s important to use cake flour in your mix to get the best texture for these cookies.
- Don’t skip the chilling step before baking your cookies. Chilling the dough will slow the spread of the cookies, giving them a nice, thick texture.
- To get the perfect cookie size, use a food scale and weigh out the dough. Each ball should be 3.5 to 4 ounces.
If you have questions about this recipe, read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about these oatmeal Christmas cookies.
Why do you refrigerate cookie dough before baking?
Chilling the dough solidifies the fat in the cookies, which slows their spread. The solid bits of butter in the cookies melt as they cook, make a cookie that spreads slower than room temperature dough.
What does cake flour do in cookies?
Cake flour has less protein, which means it produces less gluten when mixed into the dough. This makes a cookie that is softer, fluffer, and more delicate.
What is the texture of these cookies?
The combination of the cake flour and the whole rolled oats makes a cookie that is both light and chewy.
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White Chocolate Oatmeal Christmas Cookies
These Christmas cookies come out soft and chewy on the inside with a nice crisp on the outside. Best texture cookies with all the deliciousness a Christmas cookie should have. Enjoy!
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter cut into chunks
- 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature is best
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned or rolled oats
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt, I use sea or kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini M&Ms I used red and green
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl of a stand mixer add the butter and sugars. (You can use a hand mixer too)
Mix on low for 1 minute then move up to medium until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add eggs one at a time to the sugar mixture, with the mixer speed on low mixing after each egg.
In a large mixing bowl, add cake flour, all-purpose flour, oats, cornstarch, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and whisk until combined.
Slowly add the dry mix into the sugar mixture, mix on low speed.
Add in the white chocolate chips and M&M’s, mix on low until combined.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill dough for 15-20 minutes.
Using a large cookie scoop, create the dough into large balls and place on parchment paper or silicone mat covered baking sheet or cookie sheet that's rimmed.
If you have a scale, have the dough balls be from 3.5 ounces - 4.0 ounces.
Lightly press on top of dough using your hands to flatten slightly.
Place only up to 5 cookies on one large cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-13 minutes or until golden brown on the top. Enjoy!
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