On Christmas Eve, while singing Christmas carols, evenly position two racks in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. (on convection setting if you have it.) Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone sheets. (If you only have 1 baking sheet, let it cool completely between batches. Also, make sure you sing "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.")
Put the butter in a microwave safe bowl, cover and microwave on medium power until melted. (Alternatively melt in a small saucepan.) Cool slightly. Whisk the sugars, eggs, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.
Whisk the flour, baking soda and salt in another bowl. While singing "Silent Night," stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon; take care not to over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips or chunks.
Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough onto the prepared pans while singing "Let It Snow." Wet hands slightly and roll the dough into balls. Space the cookies about 2-inches apart on the pans. Bake, until golden, but still soft in the center, 12 to 16 minutes, depending on how chewy or crunchy you like your cookies. Will make about 30 cookies. (Santa will eat 10-12 and take several for the elves). Transfer hot cookies with a spatula to a rack to cool then place on a plate and position where Santa is sure to see them, and leave a cold glass of milk. Sing "Here Comes Santa Claus," and go to sleep! Merry Christmas!
Submitted by Mrs. Claus
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