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 I absolutely love M&Ms. I grew up getting spoiled on them from my Grampie. In fact, in their house, even to this day, there is a little cross stitched thing that says I love getting M&M's at Grampie's House. While my Grampie hasn't been around for the last ten year and this is my first Christmas without my Grammie, I wanted some small way to celebrate my memories with them. (My sister is going to cry if she reads this, so maybe I should just tell her not to right now!)

This is my part of the What's Baking? group for December. Our theme this month was Holiday colors and these cookies definitely fit the bill. I also have a habit of baking cookies every Thursday for the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!!


M&M Christmas Cookies (recipe adapted from this recipe on Sing for Your Supper)


1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar, light or dark, packed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

2 tablespoons milk, optional

2 cups Holiday M&M’s

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets.(I used my Silpat- honestly, these are a great investment!) Cream together the butter, sugars, salt, vanilla, baking soda, and baking powder until well combined. Add the egg, mixing until smooth.
Scrape the sides of the bowl, and beat again until smooth.

Add the flour, mixing it in completely. 
Stir in the milk, then carefully stir in the M&M’s.

Drop the cookies by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2″ apart.

Bake the cookies for 14 to 16 minutes, or until they’re a light golden brown, and a bit darker around the edges.

Remove the cookies from the oven, and cool right on the baking sheets.

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