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Chocolate Chip M&Ms™ Christmas Cookies

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Chocolate Chip M&Ms™ Christmas Cookies
  • Prep 2 hr 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 108
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We're sharing the perfect recipe for M&M's™ chocolate chip cookies—it makes a huge batch of gooey, sweet, festive treats! Serve up a platter of Chocolate Chip M&M's™ Christmas Cookies at your next holiday party, or have a cookie baking night with the family and put those extra hands to work scooping and arranging dough. These red and green M&M's™ cookies also make the perfect gift for friends and neighbors. Just wrap a few cookies up in a pretty bag or cookie tin. Use different colors of chocolate candies to make these M&M's™ chocolate chip cookies a hit at any time of year.
Updated Nov 12, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
  • 1 bag (14 oz) M&M's® chocolate candies
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat butter, shortening, sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips and chocolate candies.
  • 2
    On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by level teaspoonfuls or #70 cookie/ice cream scoop about 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Making these M&M's™ Christmas Cookies will go a lot faster if you use a cookie/ice cream scoop. Level off the cookie dough in the scoop on the edge of the bowl.
  • tip 2
    Turn your M&M's™ and chocolate chip cookies into Four-Chip Cookies by using 1 cup each semisweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white vanilla baking chips and butterscotch chips in place of 2 each cups semisweet chocolate chips and the chocolate candies.
  • tip 3
    For best results, bake cookies with M&M's™ and chocolate chips on middle oven rack, one sheet at a time. Shiny aluminum cookie sheets with a smooth surface and no sides reflect heat and allow cookies to bake evenly and brown properly, so save your rimmed ones for sheet-pan dinner recipes. Allow cookie sheet to cool completely in between batches. Otherwise, cookies will spread too much.

Nutrition

100 Calories, 4 1/2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 13g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
55mg
2%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • These scratch-made chocolate chip M&M’s Christmas cookies belong on every cookie tray! They have all the flavor of a traditional chocolate chip cookie but with twice the chocolate and a splash of festive color -- thanks to the red and green M&M’s. Kids young and old will scoop these up by the handful to enjoy with their favorite drink. We love the idea of packing these up in little cellophane baggies to hand out to family and friends during the holiday season. To make sure these giftable treats turn our perfectly every time, check out Betty’s cookie cheat sheet. And if M&M’s aren’t your thing, but you love the idea of gifting chocolate chip cookies, Betty had hundreds of chocolate chip recipes for you to choose from.
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