M&M cookies are always great around the holidays and these have a fun twist with a mint flavor. Everyone is sure to love these at your next holiday party.
One of the cookies I started baking first when I was just a very small child is chocolate chip cookies. I get a lot of practice now because they are my husband’s favorite.
When we started dating he wasn’t that into chocolate chip cookies but after eating mine he changed his mind and now it’s basically the only sweet treat he wants me to make.
My favorite is peanut butter but chocolate chip are a close runner-up. They are also a favorite of most of the rest of my family so it works out well.
It’s always fun to mix up regular chocolate chip cookies. I love making peppermint chocolate chip cookies during the holidays. This year I wanted to make holiday M&M cookies and when I saw the Holiday Mint M&Ms I knew those would be perfect.
Mint just always screams holidays to me and mint chocolate is a great combo. You could just use the M&Ms but I think they are even better with chocolate chips as well.
I try to avoid dyes most of the year but occasionally I will have them. You could make these dye free though. Natural food stores or the Natural Candy Store often have dye-free candy-coated chocolates. Use those in place of the M&Ms and add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract for the mint flavor.
Christmas Mint M&M Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks butter softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- chocolate chips to taste
- 1 bag Holiday Mint M&Ms 9.9oz
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until smooth.
Beat in eggs to butter mixture.
Mix in vanilla extract.
Gradually mix in flour mixture to butter mixture.
Fold in chocolate chips and M&Ms. I use about a cup of chocolate chips.
Scoop out balls of dough, place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-12 minutes, until edges are slightly brown.
Let cool and enjoy!
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