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Christmas M&M Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
This holiday season, treat yourself to some festively delicious Christmas M&M Cookies! These homemade cookies are everything you love about the season, all baked into sweet treats.
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  • ½ cup salted butter softened (1 stick)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar lightly packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 3.4 ounces vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups Christmas M&Ms
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper to set aside.
    ingredients for christmas M&M cookies
  • In a mixer, beat together the butter, light brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy and creamy.
    butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a white bowl
  • Mix in the eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla extract and beat together until combined.
    wet ingredients for christmas M&M cookies in a bowl
  • Add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt, and beat on the low seating until just combined. Do not overbeat the flour. Make sure that there are no lumps in the baking soda.
    dry ingredients added to cookie dough
  • Fold in the M&Ms and chocolate chips into the dough.
    chocolate chips and M&Ms on top of cookie dough in a bowl
  • Scoop out with a cookie scoop (I used a 2” cookie scoop) and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
    christmas M&M cookie dough in a bowl with a cookie scoop
  • Place cookies in the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies have set and turned golden.
  • Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to finish cooling.