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Festive red and green M&M Christmas cookies are super soft and chewy with the crispiest edges. Quick and easy to make in 20 minutes with no chill time. | aheadofthyme.com

M&M Christmas Cookies


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 16 large cookies
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Festive red and green M&M Christmas cookies are super soft and chewy with the crispiest edges. Quick and easy to make in 20 minutes with no chill time.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M&M's (plus a little more for the tops)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer cream together butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add egg and vanilla, and beat on low until incorporated.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and stir with a large wooden spoon until just combined. Fold in m&m's.
  5. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out 2 tablespoons of cookie dough. Drop onto a large half sheet baking tray lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. For a cookie with smooth edges, use your hands to roll it into a ball. Space the cookies a few inches apart (you can fit about 6-8 on a large cookie sheet). Press in extra m&m's into the top of the cookies.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until edges just start to brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE. The cookies may not look done in the middle, but they will continue to cook as they are cooling. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to cool in the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Notes

How to store: Store M&M cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to one week.

How to freeze baked cookies: These M&M cookies freeze very well. To freeze baked cookies, let them cool completely first, then store in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.

How to freeze cookie dough: To freeze the cookie dough before baking, scoop out the cookie balls and place on the lined baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the freeze and freeze for 1 hour until hard. Then, transfer the cookie dough balls into a freezer bag and store for up to 3 months. To bake, thaw the cookie dough balls in the refrigerator overnight or at room temperature until thawed. Then, bake according to recipe instructions.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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