Mrs. Claus Shares Some of Santa's Favorite Recipes


Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is also known as the "Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie". At the North Pole these are baked fresh every day because they are Santa's favorite.

2-1/4 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup of Granulated White Sugar (like what is in your sugar bowl)
2 Cups (a 12 ounce package) of Semisweet Chocolate Chips
3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar -- Pack it firm in the measuring cup
1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
1 Cup (2 Sticks) of Butter (not margarine) -- Soften it slightly first
2 Eggs -- Beat them up a little in a small bowl with a fork
1 Cup of Chopped Nuts -- Nuts are optional but Santa likes Walnuts

Step 1:  Preheat your oven to 375 Degrees

Step 2:  Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl

Step 3:  Beat the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a larger mixer bowl until nice and creamy

Step 4:  Add the beaten eggs to the butter and sugar mixture, being sure to mix them into the batter

Step 5:  Slowly add the flour mixture into the batter, mixing it well as you go

Step 6:  Stir the chocolate chips and the nuts into the batter

Step 7:  Use a tablespoon and drop a spoonful of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet

Step 8:  Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until a nice golden brown

Step 9:  Remove from the oven but leave the cookies on the cookie sheet to cool for 2 minutes, then place them on a wire rack to finish cooling.

Step 10:  Eat a cookie slowly so you enjoy all its wonderful taste and flavor

If you live above 5,200 feet you will need to change the recipe slightly...

Increase the flour to 2-1/2 Cups
Add 2 Teaspoons of Flour
Reduce both the white sugar and the brown sugar to 2/3 Cup each
Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes


Hot Chocolate (Also Known as Cocoa)

 This recipe makes 4 servings of 8 ounces each. To make more, simply double the recipe and use a larger pan.

4 Cups of Milk or 2 Cups of Milk 

2 Cups of Half and Half
1/4 Cup of Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1/4 Cup of Semisweet Chocolate Chips
3/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Pinch of Salt

Step 1:  Put all the ingredients into a sauce pan

Step 2:  Place the saucepan over medium-low heat.

As the milk heats up, stir frequently to dissolve the cocoa powder and sugar and melt the chocolate chips evenly. Continue stirring occasionally until the liquid is completely smooth and comes to a gentle boil.

Step 3:  Remove the pan from the heat and very carefully pour the cocoa into individual mugs.

Before serving, top with whipped cream or several marshmallows.

Thank you to Wolfgang Puck for help with this recipe.


Microwave Chocolate Cake In A Mug

This recipe is quick, easy and absolutely delicious and good enough to serve in a fancy restaurant (but they won't). It takes only about five minutes from start mixing to eating.

You make it in a coffee mug. When it is finished, let it sit for a minute. Then take it out of the mug and slice into two large pieces or 4 smaller pieces.

Into a coffee mug (not a cup) put

1 Egg -- Stir it up before you add the next item
4 Tablespoons of Milk
3 Tablespoons of Oil
A Splash of Vanilla Flavoring

Mix well together with a fork or spoon.

Then add

4 Tablespoons of Flour
4 Tablespoons of Sugar
3 Tablespoons of Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

Mix well together.

You can also add chocolate chips or nuts or place either a Hershey's Chocolate Kiss or a Caramel in the top of the mug just before putting it into the microwave. 


Microwave for 3 minutes.

The cake will rise way above the top of the mug and then come back down.

Leave the cake in the microwave for one full minute to let the cake settle back down.

Eat your cake with cold butter and/or ice cream and/or whipped cream on the cake with a glass of cold milk and ENJOY!

North Pole Loose Meat Sandwich

North Pole Loose Meat Sandwiches

This recipe is similar to the Midwestern USA “Maid–Rite” sandwich but adjusted by Mrs. Claus for Santa and the Elves. 

Makes approximately 18 sandwiches

3 Pounds of at least 85% Lean Ground Beef -- frozen or thawed
2/3 Cup Hot Water
1/4 Cup Horseradish
1/3 Cups Yellow Mustard
2 TBS Worcestershire Sauce (Shake First)
1-1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 Cup Brown Gravy Mix
2/3 Cup Hot Water
2/3 Cup Dried Onions (Added Later)


Set Crock Pot on High or Electric Cooker to 300 degrees
Spray sides and bottom of cooker pan with oil or PAM
Put all ingredients into cooker EXCEPT the Dried Onions

Cook 1 Hour
Stir and Mix — Skip this step if meat is thawed when you start

Cook 1 Hour More 

Then Add Dried Onions
     Stir and Mix using potato masher

Cook 1 Hour More

Check Temperature is 165 degrees
     Cook longer if necessary to reach 165 degrees
Stir and mix using potato masher
If a lot of grease, spoon some off but not all

Place into 3 or 4 containers
Refrigerate or freeze 1 hour with no lids
After 1 hour label lids and put them on and return to refrigerator or freezer.

Note: For only one or two sandwiches, simply microwave enough of the mix for 60 seconds.

Santa likes his with mustard and sliced "Hamburger Pickles" on the bun. Others prefer ketchup.