holiday cookies

The story behind these cookies is that they are a holiday tradition for Joe. I asked for his top “cookie requests” for the holiday season and he shared that these cookies are a Christmas must-have among his family. Lucky for me, this recipe is simple to whip up (and passed the time while waiting for other holiday dough balls to chill).

If you are interested in making these cookies, feel free to use your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The M&M brand candies can be substituted for the chocolate chips. Below I have shared the recipe that I used which incorporates both M&M brand candies and mini-chocolate chips. “Red’s Amazing M&M’s Brand Cookies” (photo below) is also a solid recipe which will be my “go-to” in the future.

M&M brand cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
12-ounce package of candy coated chocolate
12-ounce mini-chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350˚ conventional.

Whisk, or sift together, the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

Beat the butter and sugars for 2-4 minutes on medium-high speed in a large mixing bowl. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined.

Using low speed, add the dry ingredients and beat until just combined.

Gently fold in the candy coated chocolates and mini-chocolate chips by hand.

Drop teaspoon-sized mounds, two inches apart, onto two nonstick sheet pans. Feel free to use parchment paper.

Bake the cookies for 10-14 minutes depending on your oven and cookie texture preference (soft v. crispy).

Recipe from The Rebel Chick.