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The best chocolate chip cookie recipe for the holidays


As the days continue to fly off the calendar ahead of Christmas, families everywhere are scrambling to prepare for the most anticipated holiday of the year.

Multiple tasks and to-do list items are typically accomplished in preparation of the big day – shopping, in-home decorating, hanging of outdoor lights and, as the time gets closer to December 25, cooking and baking.

Oh yes, the joys of baking! As baking enthusiasts, or those that are simply trying to please their families and guests, prepare holiday goodies, consider trying this chocolate chip cookie recipe, inspired by one of our own Ferrellgas employees. You’ll be left wanting more, and your friends and family will surely request that these be added to your Christmas baking routine in the future.

Cookie prep

Here’s what you’ll need to get you on your way to chocolate chip cookie goodness!

  • 3 c. flour divided
  • 1 c. butter
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 1 t. hot water
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. salt 
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 c. chocolate chips

First thing’s first – preheat the oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up, it’s time to mix the ingredients. 

Whip it up

Once the ingredients are laid out and ready to go, you’re well on your way.

Whip your butter into a large mixing bowl. Then, add the brown and white sugars to the whipped butter prior to adding the vanilla and salts to the mix. 

Next, add two of the three cups of flour and mix. After that, dissolve the baking soda in the hot water while adding the egg, baking powder and the remaining cup of flour. Then, mix, mix, mix. The following step is quite possibly the most important – dropping in the chocolate chips.

Up next, roll the dough into small balls a few inches apart and then place onto a cookie sheet. Finally, place cookies into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.


Once the cookies have run their course in the oven, remove and gather the beneficiaries of the new Christmas baking tradition. And, as always, don’t forget to set aside a few cookies for the big man on Christmas morning!