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Christmas M&M Cookies

Christmas M&M Cookies are cookies that are loaded with red and green colored M&M's to satisfy your sweet tooth and get you in the holiday spirit!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas M&M Cookies
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 227g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • cups (300g) light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • cups M&M's Holiday milk chocolate candy


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment (or a handheld mixer), beat the butter on medium-high speed until smooth (about a minute).
  • Add both sugars and cream on medium-high speed until smooth (about 2 minutes).
  • Add the eggs and vanilla, beating until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat ingredients together again, if necessary.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low until combined.
  • With the mixer still on low (or by hand), add the M&M's and mix until incorporated. (If using an electric mixer, only mix for a few seconds.)
  • Cover the bowl and let the dough chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  • When ready, remove the dough from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Drop spoonfuls (2-3 tablespoons) of dough onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. (If possible, measure the batter so the cookies are all the same size for best results when baking.)
  • Bake for 12 minutes. The cookies are done when the sides are lightly browned and the centers still look soft.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Calories: 164kcal