A Twist on a M&M’s Christmas Cookie Recipe

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Something amazing happened while I was baking yesterday…I came up with a new M&M’s Christmas Cookie Recipe (new to me anyway, I am sure someone else has thought of this before) that just about knocked my socks off!

I was making Christmas cookies for my friends and for my daughter’s bus driver and thought I’d try something different than the usual gingerbread cookies or sugar cookies. I bought red and green M&M’s on sale at Walgreens this past week so I thought I’d try making an M&M’s Christmas cookie recipe – everyone loves M&M’s, right?


So I brought down that heavy Kitchen Aide mixer and began mixing my batter…and when it got to the point in the recipe where I was supposed to add an entire 12 ounce bag of M&M’s, I realized that I had eaten almost half of the bag that I had opened on the counter.

I swear, I thought I’d only grabbed a handful! It must have been about three handfuls!

So…I emprovised and used half of a bag of M&M’s and half of a bag of Nestle Tollhouse mini chocolate chips.

The results? Pretty much the best cookie I’ve ever made in my life. So I want to share them with you!

Twist on the class M&M's Christmas Cookies Recipe

Chocolate Chip M&M’s Christmas Cookie Recipe


  • 1 cup of butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups regular all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 12-ounce package of M&Ms (I used green and red for Christmas but you can make these year round with any color!)
  • 12 ounce package of Mini Chocolate Chips

Twist on a class M&M's Christmas Cookies Recipe by TheRebelChick.com


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars, then beat in the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt, then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Add M&M’s and Mini Chocolate Chips and either mix by hand or mix in the mixer – I mixed them in the mixer and I like the way there were a little bit of broken M&M pieces in the cookies!

Using teaspoons, drop cookies of about one teaspoon onto cookie sheets making them about two inches apart. I used parchment paper over my pan because it was not nonstick – if you aren’t using parchment paper or a nonstick pan, I suggest greasing your cookie sheet lightly.

Bake for 11 minutes for a cookie that is crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, or 12-13 minutes for a crispier cookie!

Twist on a class M&M's Christmas Cookies Recipe

Let cool for about 10 minutes – I just slid the parchment paper off the cookie sheet onto my kitchen table so that I could use the cookie sheet for the next batch immediately.


M&MS Christmas Cookies


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  1. says

    Oh my gosh, I’m forever thinking that I came up with some new, awesome idea and then I Google it and find it in a million food blogs. But hey, these are new to me, so that counts for something, right? I love M&M cookies! Especially straight out of the oven when the chocolate in the center of the M&M is all melty.

  2. tamie says

    I think that my Nana would have loved this little twist for her Nestle Toll House cookie recipe. The M&Ms really make the cookies look so festive.

  3. says

    My little one would follow you anywhere! He is 2 and LOVES M&M’s and Cookies!! Seriously these look absolutely delicious!! I will have to try this recipe and I bet Santa would like a few himself!! Loved all of your detailed how to pics!!

  4. says

    Very neat, I actually was planning to make both chocolate chip and M&M cookies today. Now I am going to take your idea and just make one batch with both chocolate chips and M&Ms.

    • says

      Yes, you SHOULD use a full bag, but I ate quite a few of mine so mine had a little less :) I’ve made the recipe a few times since then and used a full bag of both M&M’s and chocolate chips. They are SOOOO good! :)

  5. says

    While in Vietnam in 1965, I received a goody package from a young school girl. (a class project)

    M&M Christmas cookies, with imperial red hot candies in with the M&Ms.
    I make them every year for the family

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