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M&M Christmas cookies recipe

M&M Christmas Cookies Recipe

A classic buttery cookie recipe for irresistible M&M Christmas Cookies!
Course Dessert
Servings 24 cookies
Author Stefanie Fauquet


  • 1 cup M&M’s holiday chocolate candies red and green
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter; softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar
  4. Once combined, add vanilla and eggs
  5. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt
  6. Combine dry ingredient mixture into wet ingredient mixture and gently fold in M&M's
  7. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes to overnight

  8. Place tablespoon sized drops of mixture onto lined cookie sheet
  9. Bake 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned
  10. Cool on wire rack & enjoy!