Christmas M&M cookies are perfect for the holidays. They're soft, chewy, buttery, and filled with holiday candies and chocolate chips. No chill, super easy, and Santa's loves them too!
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Christmas M&M Cookies

These Christmas M&M cookies are perfect for the holidays. They're soft, chewy, buttery, and filled with holiday candies and chocolate chips. No chill, super easy, and Santa's loves them too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Christmas M&M Cookies, Christmas Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Author Fiona Dowling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup holiday M&Ms plus more for on top
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips plus more for on top

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter, shortening, white sugar & brown sugar until fluffy. (about 2 minutes).
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Turn off the mixer and add in the flour, baking soda & salt. With the mixer on low speed start to beat everything together, gradually turning up the mixer as the flour gets incorporated.
  • Turn off the mixer and stir in the M&Ms and chocolate chips.
  • Form the dough into balls about 1 tablespoon in size and place 2 inches apart on the lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake one sheet at a time on the middle rack for 8-10 minutes or until the tops look just set. 
  • Remove the cookies from the oven, and optionally place a few extra chocolate chips and M&Ms on the top of each.

Notes

* Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
**To freeze the cookie dough, make the dough and form it into balls. Place the balls in a freezer bag, remove any excess air, seal & freeze for up to 2 months. Bake the cookies from frozen - then need an extra 1-2 minutes.
***Baked cookies can be frozen. Cool cookies completely, then place in an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge first, then bring up to room temperature.