French Christmas Cookies Recipe
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French Christmas Cookies Recipe

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These moist treats will have everyone reaching for more. Folks tell me they enjoy the cookies. In fact, the batches I make ahead for my family and store in the freezer seem to mysteriously disappear each year—even though the chocolate topping I put on before serving hasn't been added yet! —Judy Wilder, Mankato, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 224 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk. Gradually beat cracker crumbs into creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts and 2 cups chocolate chips.
  2. Fill 2-in. foil baking cup liners three-fourths full. Place 1 in. apart in 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Drizzle with melted chocolate; let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as French Christmas Cookies in Country Woman November/December 1996, p20

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"Decided to try these out for our family get togethers this Christmas and will definitely make them again. I used mini parchment paper cups in mini cupcake pan (to help hold shape) and they come out super easy, no non-stick spray required. Also I used green food coloring with white chocolate chips for the drizzle and did Christmas trees for the holidays. I will say I goofed on my first batch and they were really messy, but that's because I didn't add enough graham cracker crumbs."

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Agree with CraftyJen, would not make these again!"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"used paper cups in a mini muffin pan. If you spray them first they pop right out. Used peanut butter and mini choc. chips. also used pecans instead of walnuts. pretty good reciped. My husband rated them a B"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2014

"I followed the recipe exactly and the cookies stuck to the foil cup. The outside of the cookie was firm and after baking them for 13 minutes, the centers were soft and fell apart. Very messy and a waste of money spent on the ingredients."

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012 Edited Dec. 8, 2014

"made them for the first time they were a hit !!!!"

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