Christmas M&M Sugar Cookies

The simplest, but oh so delicious M&M Sugar Cookies that was MADE just for Christmas! A cross between a really soft and chewy sugar cookie and your favorite delicious chocolate chip cookie, just made with red and green M&M’s instead of chocolate chips! These cookies are truly so easy to make and Santa approved! Made with white sugar, a splash of vanilla, flour, eggs, baking powder, and butter. The real secret is all in the mixing and the incorporation of M&M’s! With every bite you get the sweetest, chewy sugar cookie and lots of crunchy chocolate candy. It simply doesn’t get better than this! Think the cookies that you can buy in the freezer, but with SO much more flavor and just melts in your mouth. There’s really nothing not to love! They are truly the perfect holiday cookie to bake, share, and gift this holiday season!

cookie with bite missing stacked on other cookies with white plate behind

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About The Recipe

Is there anything better than when your favorite candies get a holiday makeover? Honestly! There’s nothing better, in my opinion. Especially when it comes to M&M’s! Yeah, okay…they technically taste the same, but let’s be real. Everything tastes better when it’s Christmas themed. Which is why we are sharing these super simple (and super delicious!) Christmas M&M Sugar Cookies with all of you!

For me, the holiday’s are synonymous with candy companies changing their marketing and packaging to Christmas themes. Seriously. One of my two favorite commercials as a kid was the Hershey’s Kisses performing We Wish You A Merry Christmas alongside the M&M’s discovering Santa exists (and Santa discovering they exist!).

On top of that, M&M’s are one of my absolute favorite candies. I am a serious chocoholic, honestly. So, when my mom and I were at the store, and found a very large back of red and green M&M’s, we knew what we had to do!

Though, developing this recipe wasn’t as easy as it first seemed. We have a sugar cookie recipe on the blog, but it’s more of a decorators cookie. Obviously, we didn’t want that for these. We wanted soft, chewy, and for it to just melt in your mouth.

m*m cookies on white plate with red ornament, glass of milk, and greenery

So, we took our original sugar cookie recipe and made a few tweaks to ensure the softest, most delicious sugar cookie EVER!

Because, there is nothing more inviting than the smell of cookies in the oven and, after taking them out, enjoying them while they’re still slightly warm.

Why You Will LOVE These M&M Sugar Cookies

  • These cookies taste warm AND cold.
  • Super easy to make and you don’t ned a stand mixer to make them.
  • They’re totally Santa approved!
  • A great bake for kids to help with.
  • You can add anything you like or another kind of M&M’s.
  • These cookies are soft even after they’ve cooled!
  • Every bite is sweet, chocolate-y, and SO. GOOD.
m&m cookies on white plate with red ornament behind, glass of milk, and ever green branches

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Large Egg
  • Whole Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Salted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Red and Green M&M’s
milk, flour, M&M's egg, butter, sugar, and vanilla on marble counter

How To Make M&M Cookies

Step 1: Make The Dough

With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the egg and beat until combined.

Mix in the milk and vanilla.

Stir in the flour and baking powder.

Fold in the M&M’s.

Step 2: Portion The Dough and Bake

Use a 2 inch cookie scoop to portion dough onto prepared sheet pans. Flatten the dough slightly and bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes.

How To Get A Perfectly Round Cookie

The best way to achieve the perfect cookie is by using a cookie scoop, rolling the dough into a ball, and pressing it out into a circle before baking. If it’s still a little uneven, you can actually take a biscuit cutter (just slightly bigger than the cookie) and circle it around the cookie, being sure to hit the edges. This presses the cookie into a perfect circle!

Can I Use Different M&M’s or Add Other Candies?

Absolutely! The great thing about this recipe is that it is essentially a plain sugar cookie with M&M’s…which means you can add anything you want! From pretzels to other candies. You can even add a different kind of M&M!

How To Store

Once these cookies are baked and cooled, you can store these cookies in an air tight container and keep on the counter for about a week. You can also store them in a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 2 months!

cookies piled with one missing a bite with glass of milk behind

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to beat the butter and sugar until very pale and fluffy!
  • These cookies taste great while still slightly warm.
  • Check the expiration date on your baking powder.
  • When the egg, milk, and vanilla is added to the butter mixture, it may curdle. This is okay! Just keep beating until it comes back together and is light and fluffy about. This takes about 1-2 minutes on high speed of an electric mixer.
  • Use any color M&M’s you like!

When you make these Christmas M&M Sugar Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

cookie with bite missing stacked on other cookies with white plate behind

Christmas M&M Sugar Cookies

Traci
The perfect cookie for the holiday's! These Christmas M&M Sugar Cookies are soft, chocolate-y, and perfectly sweet. Whether you're looking for cookies for a Christmas party or some to bake for Santa, I guarantee these cookies will be everyone's favorite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 185 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons milk
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup salted butter, room temperature
  • 7 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup M&M's

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg.
  • Beat until combined.
  • Mix in milk and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour and baking powder.
  • Fold in M&M's.
  • Use a 2" cookie scoop to portion dough onto prepared sheet pans.
  • Flatten dough slightly.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, or until just starting to brown around the edges.

Notes

  • Be sure to beat the butter and sugar until very pale and fluffy!
  • These cookies taste great while still slightly warm.
  • Check the expiration date on your baking powder.
  • When the egg, milk, and vanilla is added to the butter mixture, it may curdle. This is okay! Just keep beating until it comes back together and is light and fluffy about. This takes about 1-2 minutes on high speed of an electric mixer.
  • Use any color M&M’s you like!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 226IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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