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Servings: 24

Chocolate M&M Cookies And Holiday Recipes I Love

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Soft and chewy chocolate M&M Christmas cookies. Simple, quick to make and delicious! Great for last minute holiday baking.
Easy christmas M&M chocolate cookies
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  • 1 cup (2x 4 oz sticks/226 gr) softened butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour — (might need more)
  • ¾ cups unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda — (optional)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups mini Christmas M&Ms


  1. In a bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Set a side.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment beat butter for 3 minutes until creamy.
  3. Add in egg and beat on low until combined. Add vanilla extract and mix for 30 more seconds.
  4. Gradually add in flour-cocoa mixture, mixing on low speed until everything is well combined.
  5. This dough is sticky, using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl and a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. When ready to bake the cookies: I used a small cookie scoop to scoop out balls from the chilled dough. Then I rolled them in mini Christmas chocolate M&Ms ( add as many as you'd like), place on parchment paper lined baking sheet, press with your palm to flatten a little and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  8. Store cookies in air tight container for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

This dough is thick.
Chilling the dough is mandatory in order to avoid spreading.
Due to the issue some individuals had with dryness of the dough, I've reduced the amount of flour to 1 1/2 cups from 2 cups. Please make sure your butter and egg are at room temperature. Butter needs to be very soft. Don't add milk or more butter, just start adding flour and cocoa gradually and check the consistency.Once you start rolling cookies (after you let the dough rest and chill), dough will become very soft.
Do not over bake cookies, because they will get hard.
Course: Dessert

Nutrition Information

Calories: 138, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 27mg, Sodium: 132mg, Potassium: 54mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 245%, Calcium: 8%, Iron: 0.8%