MY M&M's holiday sugar cookies

Nov 26, 2013 at 7:44 p.m. ET

Holiday cookies with MY M&M's!

M&M Holiday Cookie

I don't want to sound all melodramatic or anything, but here's the deal.

These are the best — holiday — cookies — ever!

Seriously, I kid you not. When it comes to baking, I love the classics. There's nothing better than those recipes that you make year after year, party after party — because they're just so delicious that you can't imagine the holidays without them. These cookies fit into that classic category exactly. They're the perfect, gooey sugar cookies topped with some melty, chocolaty M&M's.

And even cuter are these custom holiday MY M&M's designs! You can create your own custom designs on In keeping with the classic theme of these cookies, I went with the quintessential holiday picks: red, green and white, with little snowmen and "Happy Holidays" messages! But I'll be repeating this recipe with little blue and white ones when the new baby comes along. (You can order those, too!)

MY M&M's holiday cookies


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup personalized MY M&M's


  1. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, eggs, shortening and vanilla. Add flour, salt and baking soda to the creamed mixture and blend until smooth.
  2. Drop dough by the teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment or Silpat. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 9 minutes. When the cookies are out of the oven — but before they cool — gently press 3 M&M's into the top of each cookie. Serve!
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