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Soft and chewy M&M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. The perfect M&M Christmas cookies with chewy centers and crisp edges. This is the best M & M cookie recipe!

Soft, chewy M & M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. This is the best M & M cookie recipe!

Welcome to Day 1 of our 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. We are starting off with a classic — M&M Christmas Cookies. This is one of my personal favorite cookies of all time!

Why you will love these M&M Cookies:

The best Christmas M&M Cookies are perfectly soft and chewy in the center with buttery, crispy edges and filled with chocolate M&M candies.

These popular M & M cookies are such a crowd-pleaser and they look so festive for the holidays. These are perfect to put on your Christmas cookie plate or to put out for Santa. You are going to love this m&m cookie recipe!

Soft, chewy M & M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. This is the best M & M cookie recipe!

Christmas M&M Cookie Ingredients:

You only need simple ingredients to make these festive Christmas cookies.

  • Butter — you can use salted or unsalted butter in this M & M cookie recipe. If you use salted butter, reduce the salt by 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Brown Sugar — this is what gives the cookies that perfectly chewy center.
  • Sugar — this is what gives the cookie sweetness and crisp edges.
  • Eggs — this is the binder that pulls the liquid and dry ingredients together.
  • Vanilla Extract — use pure vanilla extract in cookies for authentic flavor.
  • Flour — use all-purpose flour in these cookies.
  • Cornstarch — this is what gives the cookies the extra soft texture.
  • Baking Soda — this gives the cookies the perfect rise.
  • Salt — a flavor enhancer and a must in all baking recipes.
  • M&M Chocolate Candies — plain M&M’s are perfect in this recipe. You can also use holiday mint flavored M&M’s.
Soft, chewy M & M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. This is the best M & M cookie recipe!

How to make Soft M&M Cookies:

  1. Cream butter, brown sugar, and sugar together for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. This helps to create a smooth textured cookie and also give loft to the cookie dough which helps the cookies to rise once they hit the oven.
  2. Add eggs and pure vanilla extract and mix for 1 minute longer.
  3. Fold in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Be careful not to overmix once you add the dry ingredients as it can create too much gluten in the dough and will result in a tougher cookie.
  4. Fold in chocolate M & M candies. Scoop onto parchment paper lined, light-colored baking sheet.
  5. Bake just until a light golden color. You don’t want to overbake as the cookies will continue to bake on the cookie sheet once it is removed from the oven. It is better to underbake than overbake!
  6. To make the M & M cookies look extra gourmet, add a few M&M’s on the top of the cookies once you pull them from the oven.
Soft, chewy M & M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. This is the best M & M cookie recipe!

Storage and Freezing:

These cookies stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.

These freeze so well. I suggest placing a freezer safe Ziploc bag and freezing for up to 3 months.

Soft, chewy M & M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. This is the best M & M cookie recipe!

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Christmas M&M Cookies

By: Modern Honey® – www.modernhoney.com
Soft and chewy M&M Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie. The perfect M&M Christmas cookies with chewy centers and crisp edges. This is the best M & M cookie recipe!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Butter (barely softened)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 3/4 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups M&M Chocolate Candies (plain)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 385 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and sugar together for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  • Add eggs and pure vanilla extract and mix for 1 minute longer.
  • Fold in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Be careful not to overmix once you add the dry ingredients as it can create too much gluten in the dough and will result in a tougher cookie. Fold in chocolate M & M candies.
  • Scoop onto parchment paper lined, light-colored baking sheet. Space the cookies at least 2-inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes or just until a light golden color. You don't want to overbake as the cookies will continue to bake on the cookie sheet once it is removed from the oven. It is better to underbake than overbake!
  • To make the M & M cookies look extra gourmet, add a few M&M's on the top of the cookies once you pull them from the oven.

Notes

  • Butter — you can use salted or unsalted butter in this M & M cookie recipe. If you use salted butter, reduce the salt by 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Brown Sugar — this is what gives the cookies that perfectly chewy center.
  • Sugar — this is what gives the cookie sweetness and crisp edges.
  • Eggs — this is the binder that pulls the liquid and dry ingredients together.
  • Vanilla Extract — use pure vanilla extract in cookies for authentic flavor.
  • Flour — use all-purpose flour in these cookies.
  • Cornstarch — this is what gives the cookies the extra soft texture.
  • Baking Soda — this gives the cookies the perfect rise.
  • Salt — a flavor enhancer and a must in all baking recipes.
  • M & M Chocolate Candies — plain M&M’s are perfect in this recipe. You can also use holiday mint flavored M&M’s.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 243mg, Potassium: 43mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 369IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 350
Keyword: christmas m & m cookies, christmas m&m cookies, M & M cookies
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