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!
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A Twist on a M&M’s Christmas Cookie Recipe
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?
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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!
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- Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe
- Hot Cocoa Cookies Recipe for Santa Claus
- Mocha Chocolate Crinkle Cookies Recipe
- Easy Homemade Christmas Snowball Cookies Recipe
- Cake Mix Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe
- Oatmeal Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
My top Christmas cookie recipe is actually this Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe and it gets so many views every holiday season! I’ve been making it for years and it’s actually my second favorite!
But believe me, all of these other recipes are equally delicious!
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!
How to Make This Chocolate Chip M&M’s Christmas Cookie Recipe
M&M’s Christmas Cookie Ingredients
- 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
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M&M’s Christmas Cookie Directions
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!
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.