M&M Christmas Cookies

Every year I love making Christmas cookies to share with family and friends.  This year I am sharing the recipes to some of my family and friends favorite Christmas cookies.

My son’s favorite cookie at Christmas time (actually any time of the year) are M&M Cookies.  For my Christmas M&M Cookies I use the special red and green M&Ms to give them a holiday touch.

These cookies are filled with crunchy-chocolaty M&M’s and are quick and easy to make.  They’ll make a great addition to your Christmas cookie tray, and I’m sure they’ll become one of your family’s favorite Christmas cookies.

Let’s BAKE!


1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup M&Ms® plain chocolate candies (Christmas red & green), coarsely chopped
128 M&Ms® plain chocolate candies, for decorating tops (you will need 2 red and 2 green for each cookie)


Preheat oven to 350ºF.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together brown sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).  Add eggs one at a time to sugar-butter mixture, until well blended; then blend in vanilla extract.  In a medium bowl combine both flours, baking soda and salt.  On slow speed, slowly add flour mixture to sugar-butter-egg mixture; once combine increase speed to medium until complete combined.  Add 1/2 cup chopped M&M candies; mixing until combined.

Drop on a parchment-lined baking sheet, using a #40 cookie scoop (disher), or 1-1/2 Tbsps.  placing 2″ apart.  Press 4 (2 red/2 green) M&M’s on each cookie dough.  Bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.  Remove cookies, with parchment, from baking sheet onto a cooling rack.  Let cool completely.


Below is a link to my YouTube channel, Scone Baking and Beyond, demonstrating how quick and easy these cookies are to make:

Below is a link to the photo tutorial, showing you how to make my son’s favorite Christmas cookie.

M&M Christmas Cookies – photo tutorial


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