Christmas M&M Cookies

Yes, the Holidays are almost here. That means it is time to get your list of treats ready that you want to bake. This year, I am doing some classics and also throwing in some new treats.

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You know, when you stick to all of the same things every year, it gets tedious to do the baking and you find that people are bored of the same types of cookies all the time.

I like to mix things up and create a variety, not just for my family and friends but also to give out little gifts to postal workers, delivery people, repair men or women or whoever else comes to the door.

These cookies are a great change of pace. They do taste similar to an ordinary sugar cookie, but with added ingredients to make these stand out above others.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Can I use a sugar cookie dough and just add the M&Ms?

You could, however then all you have is a sugar cookie with M&Ms in it. These cookies have more flavor than the classic melt in your mouth sugar cookie. Don’t get me wrong, the cookies will work out that way, but will not taste the same.

            How do I store these cookies?

They can be kept in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days. They could also be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for five days.

            Could I add chocolate chips to these?

Certainly! You could also add sprinkles if you would like. Maybe some chopped nuts would be a great addition too!

What do you need to make Christmas M&M Cookies

            1 cup butter, unsalted and at room temperature

            1 large egg, at room temperature

            ¾ cup light brown sugar

            ½ cup granulated sugar

            2 tsp vanilla extract

            1 tsp baking soda

            2 ½ cups flour

            1 cup Holiday M&Ms for the tops of the cookies

            1 cup miniature chocolate chips

How to make Christmas M&M Cookies

FIRST STEP:

Sift the flour and the baking soda together into a bowl

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b)

Using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy

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b)

Add in the brown sugar and the granulated sugar and mix to combine well

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b)

Add in the vanilla extract and the egg and beat for another 2 minutes

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b)

Add the flour mix, half at a  time and combine well

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b)

c)

SECOND STEP:

Fold in the miniature chocolate chips and ¾ of the M&Ms

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b)

c)

Line your baking tray with parchment paper

Drop the cookie dough using a medium sized scoop, be sure to have 2 inches of space between each cookie

a)

b)

THIRD STEP:

Place the baking tray into the freezer for 30 minutes

Preheat the oven to 350* just before you remove the cookie tray from the freezer

Bake the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, just until they begin to be a golden brown on the edges

Remove from the oven and carefully place a few more M&M’s on the top of each cookie, slightly pressing in

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b)

Leave the cookies on the tray for at least five minutes before removing them to a cooling rack

YAY!

Enjoy!

YUM!

Christmas M&M Cookies

Christmas M&M Cookies

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 cup butter, unsalted and at room temperature
  •             1 large egg, at room temperature
  •             ¾ cup light brown sugar
  •             ½ cup granulated sugar
  •             2 tsp vanilla extract
  •             1 tsp baking soda
  •             2 ½ cups flour
  •             1 cup Holiday M&Ms for the tops of the cookies
  •             1 cup miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Sift the flour and the baking soda together into a bowl

Using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy

Add in the brown sugar and the granulated sugar and mix to combine well

Add in the vanilla extract and the egg and beat for another 2 minutes

Add the flour mix, half at a  time and combine well

SECOND STEP:

Fold in the miniature chocolate chips and ¾ of the M&Ms

Line your baking tray with parchment paper

Drop the cookie dough using a medium sized scoop, be sure to have 2 inches of space between each cookie

THIRD STEP:

Place the baking tray into the freezer for 30 minutes

Preheat the oven to 350* just before you remove the cookie tray from the freezer

Bake the cookies for 15 to 17 minutes, just until they begin to be a golden brown on the edges

Remove from the oven and carefully place a few more M&M’s on the top of each cookie, slightly pressing in

Leave the cookies on the tray for at least five minutes before removing them to a cooling rack

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g