M&M'S Christmas Cookies for Santa

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 28 cookies


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 13 tablespoons of butter melted and cooled
  • 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
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of Christmas M&M's plus more for topping cookie dough before baking


  1. Start by melting butter and setting butter aside to cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer with paddle attachment, combine melted and cooled butter, both sugars, vanilla and salt. Beat on medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add egg and egg yolk, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
  6. Add in flour mixture and continue mixing just until incorporated.
  7. Add in chocolate chips and M&M's and give a final stir.
  8. Measure 1/4 cup of cookie dough and shape into a ball.
  9. Measure cookie dough balls with a medium cookie sized cookie scoop.
  10. Place cookie dough on baking sheet and top with additional M&M's.
  11. Bake 8-9 minutes, just until edges are a light golden brown.
  12. Don't over bake as cookie will continue baking as it cools.