Soft and chewy with red and green pops of festive colors make these M&M Christmas cookies the best holiday treat!
Keyword: M&M Christmas Cookies Recipe
2 ½cupsall-purpose flour
1cupsalted sweet cream buttersoftened
¾cuplight brown sugarpacked
1cupssemi-sweet chocolate chips
1cupred and green M&M’splus additional for tops of cookies
Using a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and baking soda. Set it aside.
Using a stand mixer, or a medium-sized mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high speed, beat the softened butter for 1 minute.
Add the brown sugar and the granulated sugar, continue mixing for 1 to 1 ½ minutes.
Add the vanilla extract and egg. Continue mixing until completely combined.
Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop out the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet leaving just minimal space between the balls of cookie dough, just so they aren’t touching.
Place your sheet of cookie dough balls into the freezer so that it is flat with nothing on top that will flatten your cookie dough balls. Freeze your cookie dough balls for at least 30 minutes but can freeze up to overnight.
Preheat your oven to 350°F. While your oven is preheating , remove the sheet of frozen cookie dough balls. Prepare two other cookie sheets with parchment paper. Separate the frozen cookie dough balls onto the prepared cookie sheet (you can use the frozen sheet too!). Place the cookie dough balls 2 inches apart.
Bake the frozen cookie dough balls for 16 to 18 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden and the center of the cookie is just set.
When cookies are done, remove from the oven and being careful of the hot pan, place 6 to 8 extra M&Ms on top of each warm cookie gently pressing into the baked cookie.
Allow the cookies to rest on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
PRO TIP: Make sure not toovermix the dough or your cookies will flatten out too much.PRO TIP:Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper will make for easy cleanup!PRO TIP:It’s best to add the additional M&M’s on top of the cookies after baking so they don’t bleed into the cookie dough.