Bake Cookies with Clara Claus | Clara Claus Saves Christmas

‘You can never have too many flying reindeer… or cookies! Ho! Ho! Ho!’

– Santa Claus, Clara Claus Saves Christmas

Clara Claus loves Christmas, it’s in her nature after all. However, both Clara and her brother Nick love cookies. Clara says her mum’s Christmas cookies are like a warm, comforting, hug — especially on a cold day!

Would you like to make Clara Claus’ Chocolate Chip Cookies? Well, follow along with this recipe. You can find this recipe, and other fun activities — plus a fun and festive Christmas story, of course! — in Clara, Claus Saves Christmas by Bonnie Bridgman, with illustrations by Louise Forshaw.


  • 120g butter, softened
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 180g plain flour
  • 1⁄2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 165g chocolate chunks (Clara likes to use chunks which she breaks up from a bar of chocolate)


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/160c fan oven/gas mark 4. Get a grown-up to help you with this and remember ovens are hot!

2. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper or parchment paper.

3. Cream the butter, the caster sugar and the light brown sugar together in a bowl until the mixture is fluffy and pale.

4. Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract and mix well.

5. Stir in the flour, bicarbonate of soda, the salt and the chocolate.

6. Scoop large tablespoons of the mixture onto the lined baking trays. Remember to leave enough space for the cookies to spread!

7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are firm at the edges and soft in the middle (they will harden as they cool). Make sure a grown up helps you remove the cookies from the oven!

8. Leave to cool for a few moments before carefully transferring to a cooling tray.

9. Enjoy delicious chocolate chip cookie yumminess!

About Clara Claus Saves Christmas

Clara Claus Saves Christmas is an exciting festive adventure filled with fun and Christmas spirit.

Brimming with friendship, family, heart, and trust, as well as beautiful illustrations, Clara Claus is the perfect book to bring home this Christmas.

“A fantastically festive tale that is bound to delight and entertain young readers. Packed with humour and heart, if you want your children to be sprinkled with Christmas magic and be filled with seasonal joy then this is the perfect book” – Jo Clarke (Booklover Jo)

First, the reindeer got sick. Then Santa got sick. Now it’s up to Clara Claus and her slightly annoying brother Nick to save Christmas.

But with toys to make, elves to manage, lists to sort, and flying reindeer to train, can they summon enough Christmas spirit to deliver the perfect Christmas?

Clara Claus Saves Christmas is the debut junior fiction book from author Bonnie Bridgman, with beautiful illustrations throughout from Louise Forshaw, the team that created the hugely popular Catch that Cough.

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