Christmas Cookies for Santa – This Christmas M&M’S Cookies are the perfect cookies for Santa! Crunchy and colorful Christmas M&M’s in an easy to make buttery cookie dough, studded with milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
Cookies for Santa
These Christmas cookies have the perfect combination of milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and Christmas M&M’S. I usually use regular sized M&M’S but I recently updated the photos for this recipe and used Mini Christmas M&M’S Baking Bits and I love them even more. Because the M&M’S are smaller, you can sprinkle more on top and they look more festive!
I used a medium sized cookie scoop to measure out the cookie dough.
I add additional M&M’s to the top of the cookie dough before baking so you can really see the M&M’S on the baked cookie. For my updated photos, I used the Mini M&M’s Baking Bits which I found in the baking aisle.
Just look at that cookie dough packed with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and M&M’S! Bake 8-10 minutes just until the edges are light golden brown. Cookies will continue to cook as they cool.
Christmas Cookie Recipes
Christmas Cookies for Santa - This Christmas M&M'S Cookies are the perfect cookies for Santa! Crunchy and colorful Christmas M&M's in an easy to make buttery cookie dough, studded with milk chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 12 tablespoons of butter softened
- 1/2 cup of granulated white sugar
- 3/4 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup of white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of Mini Christmas M&M's Baking Bits plus more for topping cookie dough before baking
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine butter, both sugars, vanilla and salt. Beat on medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.
Add egg and egg yolk, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
Add in flour mixture and continue mixing just until incorporated.
Add in chocolate chips and M&M's and give a final stir. For best results, chill dough for 30 minutes before baking.
Measure cookie dough balls with a medium cookie sized cookie scoop.
Place cookie dough on baking sheet and top with additional mini M&M's.
Bake 8-10 minutes, just until edges are a light golden brown.
Don't over bake as cookie will continue baking as it cools.
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Wow this looks yummy! Thank you for posting this. I love the red and green M&Ms. Did you buy a whole pack and picked out the red and greens? Great idea! Haha. Will definitely try and come back to check more of your recipes. Cheers!
I used Christmas M&M’s.
I made these and they were amazing!! I took them to a church activity and got a ton of compliments and a few even asked for the recipe. Some of the best cookies I’ve ever had! Thank you!
Can I freeze these?
Yes! I prefer to freeze the dough and bake the cookie as needed.
Is 13 table spoons of butter a typo?
These are my absolute FAVORITE Christmas cookies! There’s something about Christmas M&M’s that just makes me so happy!
One of our favorite Christmas cookies to make! The kids love helping with the M&M’s!
What a cute idea with the colored m and m’s – the perfect santa cooke!
katerina @ diethood.com
These cookies are adorable!! I can’t wait to make them for my kids!
Adding these to my baking line up this holiday season; my kids will love baking these!
Best cookies I’ve ever made!