5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies

Need a quick and easy last minute Christmas treat that tastes great? These 5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies are just the thing… and they’re super cute too!

Biscuits decorated to resemble Christmas baubles on a bench in front of tinsel

In the lead up to Christmas everyone is so much busier than usual. It seems like there’s a zillion Christmas parties and end-of-year breakups going on. And we all know that most of these get-togethers involve the whole ‘bring a plate’ thing. Yep. That.

A close up of a biscuit topped with white frosting and decorated with red and green M&M\'s and a chocolate to resemble a Christmas bauble

And so, I bring you the easiest and quickest ‘bring a plate’ party food idea ever! These 5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies are just so crazy simple… plus they’re completely no-bake which means the kids can help out too (although in that case, change the 5 minutes prep time to 50 minutes and a whole lot of washing up!!).

Christmas baubles made from plain biscuits with white frosting, red and green M&M\'s and a chocolateTo make these gorgeous little Christmas Bauble Cookies, you will need:

  • 1 X 250g packet Arnott’s Marie biscuits (or any plain, sweet, round biscuit)
  • 1 tub store-bought vanilla frosting (from the baking aisle)
  • 1 X 240g bag Christmas M&Ms
  • 2 tubes Cadbury Dairy Milk round chocolates (or Rolos)

Plain biscuits on a bench iced with white frosting

Then it’s simply a matter of laying the biscuits flat on a chopping board, spreading over the vanilla frosting, adding the red and green M&Ms, and finally, popping the Cadbury chocolate round on top. Oh my gosh… I know I told you it was easy, but really!! These are SO easy.

Biscuits iced with white frosting and red and green M&M\'s on a bench

I tried to keep these cookies as simple as possible. Mainly because we all know that when it comes to kids, they’re not going to go for the fancy Christmas party food – they’ll be going for the bikkie with a little bit of chocolate on top! Seriously, they’re so easily pleased!

Christmas bauble decorated biscuits and a roll of Cadbury chocolates

I timed myself making these cookies (because I’m all kinds of nerdy like that) and I made 24 cookies in 5 minutes. I did kind of try to race around decorating them as quick as I could – but I think it was still a pretty good effort!! All in all, these Christmas Bauble Cookies are one incredibly fast way to ‘bring a plate’!!

Christmas bauble biscuits with white frosting, a chocolate and red and green M&M\'s, on a bench

What are your go-to Christmas party food recipes?

Biscuits decorated to resemble Christmas baubles on front of silver tinsel


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5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies

5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies

These 5 Minute Christmas Bauble Cookies are just the thing for a last minute Christmas treat... and they're super cute too!
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Course: Christmas
Cuisine: Biscuits/Cookies
Keyword: Christmas Bauble Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 24 serves
Calories: 173kcal


  • 250 g Arnott's Marie biscuits or any plain, sweet, round biscuit
  • 400 g tub store-bought vanilla frosting from the baking aisle
  • 240 g Christmas M&Ms
  • 2 tubes Cadbury Dairy Milk round chocolates or Rolos


  • Lay the biscuits flat on a chopping board or baking tray.
  • Spread the vanilla frosting over the top of each cookies with a knife.
  • Decorate with the red and green M&Ms.
  • Add a round chocolate to the top of each cookie.
  • Allow the frosting to set (please note: most frostings will still stay slightly soft).


* Please note that these are best prepared on the day of serving as the biscuits will start to soften overnight.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 87mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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  1. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry says:

    These are super cute, Lucy! And they really do look like little Christmas baubles. Love this kitchen hack – sometimes there really just isn’t enough time for the whole from-scratch thing, sadly!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says:

    Oh these are so cute! They totally look the part!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks hun!

  3. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers says:

    These are cute and we have to send a plate into school this week so think I might give these a try as with a special 7 year old birthday party happening too I’m short on time! Thanks for sharing on YWF too.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh perfect!!

  4. Kim @ Land of Zonkt says:

    Seriously, you are amazing!
    How good would these be to do with the kids and put in mason or clip jars as gifts.
    Or can do as part of a teachers present or even just make and devour… because I mean seriously… look at them.
    Your killing me with your creativity of late my dear. xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh absolutely!! Hahaha you’re far too kind xx

  5. Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe says:

    oh these are so cute and look so simple – a friend of mine had a mum who used to ice and decorate marie biscuits when I was little and how I loved them

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      That’s so sweet!

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