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The Pioneer Woman's "Spreads" Cookie Recipe

December 6, 2021

This time of the year is so busy and fun! I love the holidays but don't have as much time as I would like to bake. So Ree Drummond's (Pioneer Woman) "Spreads" Cookie recipe is the one that I always make during the holidays.

It is the perfect easy, no fuss recipe for when you want a quick sweet treat, fast! And they are so festive when you put cookie toppings and candies on them. They are a breeze to make and are perfect for Christmas!

The Pioneer Woman's "Spreads" Cookie Recipe

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond


1 cup brown sugar

2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 cups flour

6 oz. chocolate chips

Any toppings that you desire...cookie decorations, crushed candy bars, nuts, crushed candy canes, etc.

  1. In a mixer, mix together the butter, brown sugar, egg, salt and vanilla. Mix until smooth.

  2. Scrape down the sides and slowly add the flour into the mixer a little at a time. Mix until a soft dough forms.

  3. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  4. Scrape the dough out of the mixing bowl with a spatula onto the sheet pan.

  5. Spread the dough out onto the cookie sheet into a 1/4" to a 1/2" layer using a spatula or the palm of your hand. This is why she names them "Spreads".

  6. Bake at 350 for about 18 to 20 minutes, until golden.

  7. Take the sheet pan out and sprinkle on your chocolate chips all over the cooked dough.

  8. Put the sheet pan back in the oven for about a minute. Until the chips start to melt.

  9. Take the pan out of the oven and use a spatula to spread the melted chocolate chips all over the cooked dough.

  10. Now add your desired toppings on top of the melted chocolate so that they stick.

  11. Chill in the refrigerator to set.

  12. Cut into squares when you are ready to serve.

I think that Santa would love these cookies! And I love how easy they are to make! Thank you, Ree Drummond, for this fast and easy recipe! Perfect for any time of the year!

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