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Snow Day Cookies

It is so good to be back!   We are settling into our new home after moving over the long Thanksgiving weekend.     The holiday was sort of a non-event due to all the chaos, so I'm even more excited about Christmas, especially baking cookies in my new kitchen!

The first recipe I'm sharing is from Taste of Home, Snow Day Cookies.    I'm not sure who is more excited to get that phone call in the morning calling for a snow day, my son or myself.   :)   This is the perfect "everything but the kitchen sink" cookie that will make a snowy day complete.  

I was skeptical when I saw the chips and pretzels, but they give a nice salty element to balance all the sweet ingredients.    I made zero changes to the recipe, but I will make one next time- double the batch.   These disappeared really fast!    Thanks to  Brittney M from GA for sharing the recipe!

Snow Day Cookies

Snow Day Cookies
Yield: 2 1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons 2 % milk, I used whole
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed potato chips
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. 
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla and milk. 
  3. In another bowl, whisk oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in potato chips, pretzels, chocolate chips and M&M's. 
  4. Drop dough by scant 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets; flatten slightly. 
  5. Bake 14-16 minutes or until edges are golden brown (centers will be light). Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
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 Welcome to the 12 Days of Cookies, hosted by Family Around the Table and Cooking With Carlee.  We will be filling the season with all kinds of delicious cookies.  Be sure to check out some of the recipes below or you can follow along on Facebook or Twitter by searching #ChristmasCookies.  We also have a 12 Days of Cookies Pinterest board where you can see all of the goodness!  May your holidays be sweet!

Day 1

Anginetti from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Candy Cane Cookies from The Freshman Cook
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies from Family Around the Table
Chocolate Coconut Layer Bars from Making the Most of Naptime
Cookie Butter Crisps from Palatable Pastime
Crispy and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
 Cuppa Cookies from Cooking With Carlee
Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies from Simple and Savory
 Melting Snowmen from Cindy's Recipes and Writings 
Meyer Lemon Cookies from Caroline's Cooking
Pizelles from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Red Velvet Snowballs from The Chef Next Door
 Snow Day Cookies from Jolene's Recipe Journal



  1. Those look awesome! I wouldn't be skeptical of the chips and pretzels too, so I'm glad to hear they add so much to it. This looks like a fun one to try!

    1. Obviously that should say "would" be, not wouldn't :)

    2. I knew what you meant! My guys can be grouchy about too much stuff in cookies, they've got pretty boring palates. They both liked these a lot.

  2. I am sure that the chips and pretzels were an amazing addition to these cookies. YUMMO!!

    1. Salty and sweet are always such a great combo to me!

  3. I love the oatmeal in these! And a blast from the past! I used to have MasterCook!

    1. I love MC! I started with version 4, back when AOL Instant Messenger was a thing LOL I've got version 14 now,and I love it still!

  4. I love these ingredients! This must be one tasty treat! Can't wait to try these!

  5. What a fun mix of ingredients! It does seem a little odd, but I can imagine it all works together. Perfect for this snowy day!

    1. Snowing here today too! Luckily I have no where to be and can enjoy it from inside with some nice cocoa and a cookie :)

  6. a perfect combo of salty and sweet! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate365 Cookie Exchange!


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