Perfect Cookies for Santa

When Santa breaks out the reindeer to deliver presents to all the children on Christmas Eve, give him a delicious plate of cookies to refuel and keep his energy up! Here are some ways to ensure the best batch for this annual jolly visitor:


Always use a sheet of Reynolds® Parchment Paper on your baking sheet for even baking –  no crumbling or cracking!


Measure out the perfect sized cookies using a cookie scoop. You can also use a spring-loaded small ice cream scooper in a pinch.


Serve finished cookies on an eye-catching red Hefty® Style™ Cut-Resistant Plate so Santa will easily find his sweet treat!


Store leftovers in a Hefty Slider Bag to keep cookies fresh.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe, Servings: 20


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 package (12 oz.) or 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts 


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with Reynolds® Parchment Paper; set aside. On another sheet of parchment paper, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  2. BEAT together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. ADD flour mixture gradually to butter mixture; beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  4. BAKE 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.