Jannie has a cookie challenge on her blog. I used my Chocolate chip cookie but added red and green M&Ms to make them more festive.
Chocolate Chip Cookie
1/2 c. Crisco 3 c. Flour
1. c. Butter 2 tsp. Baking soda
3/4 c. Sugar 1 tsp. Salt
3/4 c. Brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
4 eggs 1/2 c. Oats
1. Tbsp. Mint extract 12 oz. Chocolate chips
1 tsp. Lemon juice 1 c. Chopped walnuts
In large bowl, beat Crisco, butter, sugar, and brown sugar on high speed until very light and fluffy, about five minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and lemon juice. In separate mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and oats. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, blending thoroughly. Stir in chocolate and walnuts. Drop dough on lightly greased baking sheet, spacing cookies about 3-inches apart. Bake in 325 degree oven until light brown, 16 to 19 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool.