Christmas M&M Cookies

Rating:

Total Time:

20 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

If you’ve been reading What’s Gaby Cooking for the past few years, you know that I’m obsessed with giving homemade gifts. And these Christmas M&M cookies are top of the list this year.

Christmas M&M Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

As someone who loves to bake, spread the love, and eat my fair share of cookies… this is my time to shine. I mean, what says Happy Holidays more than a giant plate of cookies? This time of year the What’s Gaby Cooking kitchen is fully stocked. I have all the ingredients on hand at all times so I can make a batch of cookies at a moments notice!

Christmas M&M Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

These Christmas M&M cookies have been a long-standing Dalkin family tradition for years. As kids we’d BEG my parents for those giant cookies at the mall – do you guys remember those? Ugh, they were so good!! And these are them – but better because they are made with love and in small batches ☺ So next time you’re at the market, grab an extra bag of M&M’s and get to work whipping up a batch of Christmas M&M cookies. And then send some to me because I LOVE THEM!!

Christmas M&M Cookies from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Christmas M&M Cookies

Gaby
These soft and chewy Christmas M&M Cookies are reminiscent of those incredible mall cookies from back in they day and you'll be obsessed!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups Christmas Colored M&M’s

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Cream together the butter and sugars in a mixer. Add the eggs and vanilla, making sure to scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix on low until everything is incorporated. Fold in half of the M&M’s.
  • Chill the dough for 2 hours. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough, and roll it into a ball.
  • Roll the ball of dough around in the remaining M&M's, making sure the M&M's stick into the dough, and place the cookie on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place 12 cookies on a baking sheet.
  • For cookies that are soft in the middle (that’s how I like them) bake for 10-12 minutes until just slightly golden around the edges. If you want them crisp, bake for 12-14 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before transferring them off the baking sheet and onto a cooling rack.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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35 comments

  1. Heather Christo

    pretty nostalgic!! these totally remind me of a delicious childhood treat!

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  3. Amanda

    Anyone would be lucky to get these cookies for a gift, they look delicious 🙂

  4. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    I absolutely love getting cookies and goodies for gifts! These look awesome!

  5. Lauren Kelly Nutrition

    These are my favorite Christmas cookies! They look delicious!

  6. Paula

    Gaby, did you see your cookies in the Christmas episode of Major Crimes on TNT? A little boy was offered a plate of the Christmas M & M cookies. I did want to know how you manage to space the M and M’s so evenly over the tops of the cookies. Yours were beautiful but mine spread out to the edges. I also used the whole bag and not just half. Yum!

    • Gaby

      awwww that is so awesome – I didn’t see it but thank you for letting me know Paula 🙂

      Mine spread to the edges when I make them too sometimes. They didn’t in this pic because we carefully placed them on top before baking. And using half the bag will help with them not spreading to the edges 🙂 xx

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    • Allegra

      I found a 10 oz bag was not nearly enough! Going to get more at the store tomorrow.

  8. Alli

    Can you make the dough and keep in fridge for a few days? Want to make for a Christmas party, but was thinking of doing it a couple days in advance.

  9. Morgan

    5 stars
    These are amazing!! Great tip to roll them in M&M’s before baking– I used more than 1 bag of M&M’s and I’m not mad about it! Next time I won’t put 12 on a tray at once though, they got a little crowded.

  10. Sherryl Loman

    I tried this recipe today and they are delicious! The only trouble is that the color on the M&M’s ran while baking (especially the red ones) .. so they don’t look nearly as nice as yours. Do you have any tips on how to prevent this?

    • Gaby

      hmmmmm that’s never happened to me! Maybe try sprinkling the M&M’s on the top halfway through baking so they don’t have as much time to warm up and bleed?

  11. Marisa

    5 stars
    Holy moly. These cookies win Christmas. I wasn’t sure they were done at 12 minutes but I trusted you Gaby and they set up PERFECTLY! If I want them to stay fresh until Friday, should I keep them at room temp or freeze until then? Thanks for yet another amazing recipe!

  12. Annie

    This recipe makes more than 12 cookies—unless by 12 servings you mean I’m supposed to have a few!

  13. Michael Lyons

    Love these cookies! The first batch I baked spread quite a bit, so I froze the rest of the cookie dough balls and when I baked them the next day straight from the freezer they looked EXACTLY like the photo.

  14. Lea

    5 stars
    I reduced the amount of flour to 2 cups and added 1/2 cup cocoa, added some chocolate chips and used hazelnut m&ms and gave these for valentine’s gifts. They were delicious!! I wanted to make these but the whole town was sold out of plain Valentine’s m&ms but I found 3 bags of the hazelnut ones so improvised . Delicious!

  15. Alisha

    Will you explain the cooking banging thing you did, please and thank you!

  16. Kaili Seaberg

    5 stars
    Sooo good!!! Definitely one of my favorites!! I couldn’t stop eating them!

  17. Lora

    5 stars
    My family loved these at Christmas but I’m pretty certain they would be accepted any time of the year. DELICIOUS!

  18. Estefania Nevarez

    Do you léave the oven on while the cookie Dough is chilling?