M&M Christmas Cookies are a delicious, chewy vanilla cookie covered in Mini Holiday M&M’s. These easy Christmas cookies are not only festive looking but taste great too.
Christmas Cookies with M&M’s- The Perfect Festive Christmas Cookie
The classic green and red M&M’s give this cookie a fun polka dot look that screams all things Elves, Santa and snow.
Plus, they taste really good, to boot. ?
One of my favorite parts of Christmas Time Baking is getting my kids involved. These cookies are the perfect, kid-friendly cookie. Not just for eating, but for making, too!
The balls of dough are literally rolled in those little M&M’s. This is the perfect job for tiny hands! Although, I will warn, you may want a few extra M&M’s. Those tiny things seem to disappear when kids are in charge of this step.
The cookie base is one of my favorites. I used the base of my Double Trouble Chocolate Chip Cookie to make these.
The cookie is chewy and full of vanilla flavor. This will quickly become your favorite cookie base, too. The absolute perfect balance of all ingredients!!
How to make M&M Christmas Cookies
The cookie base is made with simple, everyday ingredients. Butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt and baking soda.
Once the cookie dough has come together, scoop out the dough into equal sized balls. I really like to use a cookie scoop for this step. Not only does it create equal sized cookie dough balls but it saves so much time!!
Once the dough has been scooped, it will take a nice tumble in a bowl full of Mini Holiday M&Ms. Really press the M&Ms on, and I packed them as tightly as I could.
After I repeated scooping and M&Ming the remaining dough while trying to keep little, slobbery fingers out of the M&Ms, I pressed down on the cookie and flattened them a bit before baking.
If you’d like your cookies a bit thicker, with less spreading, refrigerate the cooke dough balls for 20 minutes prior to baking.
Bake them at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are puffy.
Pull them out of the oven and let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Best eaten the same day, but will stay fresh in an air tight container for a day or two.
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M&M Christmas Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Cream together the butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.
- Mix the dry ingredients with the creamed mixture. Mix well.
- Scoop into balls and then roll in mini M&M’s. Press the M&M’s into the cookie dough ball.
- Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 9-11 minutes or until the tops are no longer glossy.
- Best if eaten the same day but will stay fresh for a couple of days in an airtight container.