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December 10, 2023

Easy Christmas M&M Cookies

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A stack of Christmas M&M Cookies.

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Step into the holiday spirit with a sprinkle of cheer and a dash of color! These delightful M&M cookies are your ticket to cookie bliss this Christmas. ThisChristma cookie recipe is so easy to make, it’s the perfect holiday activity with the kids.

Christmas M&M Cookie Recipe

  • Prep time: 13 mins

  • Cook time: 12 mins

  • Cooling time: 12 mins

  • Total time: 37 mins

  • Servings: 18-24

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 2 ¼ cups flour

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

  • 1 cup Christmas red and green M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Cream together shortening, butter, brown sugar, and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

  3. Add an egg and vanilla and continue to mix until well combined.

  4. Stir in salt and baking soda, then add the flour and stir until just combined. 

  5. Mix in the M&Ms and white chocolate chips.

  6. Roll the dough into balls about 2 tablespoons each, set them on the prepared baking sheet spaced 3 inches apart (they will spread in the oven), and squish them down slightly. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until set around the edges and lightly brown.

  7. Cool on the pan for about 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

A baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ready to bake easy Christmas M&M Cookies.
A baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ready to bake easy Christmas M&M Cookies.
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Step 2

Cream together shortening, butter, brown sugar, and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

A bowl containing creamed butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar - the beginning of dough for Christmas M&M cookies.
A bowl containing creamed butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar - the beginning of dough for Christmas M&M cookies.
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Step 3

Add an egg and vanilla and continue to mix until well combined.

Christmas M&M cookie dough in a bowl, after an egg and vanilla have been added.
Christmas M&M cookie dough in a bowl, after an egg and vanilla have been added.
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Step 4

Stir in salt and baking soda, then add the flour and stir until just combined. 

Christmas M&M cookie dough in a bowl with a spatula, after salt, baking soda, and flour have been added.
Christmas M&M cookie dough in a bowl with a spatula, after salt, baking soda, and flour have been added.
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Step 5

Mix in the M&Ms and white chocolate chips.

Christmas M&M cookie dough in a bowl with a spatula, after white chocolate and red and green M&Ms have been mixed in.
Christmas M&M cookie dough in a bowl with a spatula, after white chocolate and red and green M&Ms have been mixed in.
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Step 6

Roll the dough into balls about 2 tablespoons each, set them on the prepared baking sheet spaced 3 inches apart (they will spread in the oven), and squish them down slightly. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until set around the edges and lightly brown.

Christmas M&M cookie dough balls spaced out on a baking sheet, ready to go into the oven.
Christmas M&M cookie dough balls spaced out on a baking sheet, ready to go into the oven.
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Step 7

Cool on the pan for about 10 minutes. Serve warm or at room temp.

Christmas M&M cookies cooling on a baking tray lined with parchment.
Christmas M&M cookies cooling on a baking tray lined with parchment.
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