Christmas M & M Cookies


It’s time to make the cookies! This is the first of about 15 of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes for all of my new followers and those that didn’t get a chance to print off a recipe you may have wanted to try last year.

I came up with this M & M Cookie recipe many, many years ago. The cookies come out of the oven perfect every time. I bake them on parchment paper which keeps them from spreading out too thin. I like to use the red and green M & M’s because these cookies are part of my Christmas cookie tradition. There is nothing fancy about these cookies, they are just a delicious homemade M & M Cookie and a huge hit in our house.

To see the step by step directions with pictures and a printable recipe card click HERE.


  1. We made these in my family when I was growing up in the 70s when the only M&Ms were the mixed colors. We’d pick out the red and green ones and put them more prominently on the top and bury the brown and yellow ones inside the dough. When they pulled the red M&Ms in the late 70s because of a Red dye #2 scare, we were devasted. It would take 11 years for Mars to reintroduce the red and create the red and green only bag. That was really tough on us kids! So everyone be grateful for the red and green only M&Ms!

    • Yes their mom started this tradition. They have stayed with us every weekend for years and Elfie always followed them here on the weekends. Now he’s here to stay until the 24th. They keep thinking they see him moving, it’s so much fun.

  2. Yummy and festive-looking Diane. What kind of cookies do you leave out for Santa? Better stock up on some carrots for the reindeer to leave by the cookies. 🙂

      • That’s nice too Diane. I am glad you still do that for the grandkids … I think today’s kids are growing up too fast and are all about phones and computers and don’t experience the simple joys like we did. I’m glad you are doing those little things for them.

  3. Wow– so festive, I tried these for the 4th of july– and they were so delicious I’m gonna recreate them next week 😃😃 Yours look awesome btw 💚❤️

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