Chinese Christmas Cookies


Chocolate, peanut butter, and Chinese chow mein noodles give this cookie a salty-sweet flavor. My great-grandmother made these for Christmas every year and they were, and still are, a family favorite!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup peanut butter chips

  • 1 cup chow mein noodles

  • 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts


  1. Melt chocolate and peanut butter chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently, until smooth.

  2. Mix chow mein noodles and peanuts in a large mixing bowl. Pour chocolate mixture over noodles and peanuts and turn to coat.

  3. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheet.

  4. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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