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christmas m&m cookies on a pink plate on a christmas napkin

M&M Christmas Cookie

These easy and chewy cookies are filled with Christmas color M&Ms. Step-by-step photos teach you how to bake this scrumptious M&M Christmas cookie recipe! 

  • Total Time: 53 minutes


Units Scale
  • 375 grams (3 Cups) All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Cornstarch/ Cornflour
  • 8oz (1 Cup) Unsalted butter, at room temp.
  • 200 grams (1 Cup) Granulated sugar
  • 200 grams (1 Cup) Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1- 10oz Bag Christmas Colored M&M's


  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine butter and sugars. Mix on medium for around 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in vanilla and the first egg, making sure to mix until fully combined. Then add the final egg, again mixing until fully combined.
  4. Gently fold in dry ingredients until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the M&MS then scoop 1.5 tbsp size cookies and place on a tray covered and let them chill for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F/180C and if using, line your baking sheet with a silpat liner. Place the cookie dough balls two inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes, until lightly golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store at room temperature in an air-tight container.
  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Chill Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 13
  • Category: Desert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy christmas cookies, christmas m&M cookies, red and green m&m cookies

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