For those of you active in the Twitter world, it’s probably no surprise to you that Ree Drummond (a.k.a. @thepioneerwoman) has declared it Cookie Week. On Monday, she asked her followers to post links to their favorite cookie recipes and include the #CookieWeek hashtag. To those unfamiliar with Twitter, hashtags are popular on Twitter because writing space is limited but people can associate their tweets with an event without having to explain the full context.

Since I am a huge fan of Ree Drummond’s blog and Tasty Kitchen, I decided to get involved and share my all-time favorite Chocolate Christmas Cookie recipe. In fact, I’ll actually be baking them up next week and taking them to a cookie exchange on Dec. 10.

What’s your favorite cookie recipe? Feel free to comment below or join the conversation on Twitter by using the #CookieWeek hashtag with your recipe.

Chocolate Christmas Cookies



  • 1 c. margarine
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 48 Rolo candies
  • 1 c. white chocolate chips



  1. Cream margarine, sugars, eggs and vanilla, beating well. Stir in dry ingredients.
  2. Chill dough in freezer for easier handling.
  3. Wrap dough around Rolo to form ball.
  4. Roll ball into mixture of chopped pecans and granulated sugar.
  5. Place on greased cookie sheet, and bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees. Don't over-bake. Cool.
  6. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over cooled cookies.


Makes about four dozen.