Easy Christmas Cookies (filled with M&Ms)

These Chocolate M&M Christmas Cookies are so simple and totally delicious! The perfect recipe to make with the kids this holiday season!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for my Christmas Cookies recipe!

Welcome to December!!  We are certainly on the home stretch now and this is our third last Fabulous Foodie Friday party for the year – can you believe it?!?!  We will be taking a break over the Christmas period and will instead share some of our favourite sweet and savoury posts from the link up this year.  We’d love to hear your favourites recipes – feel free to leave a comment or send us an email and let us know!

Now let’s jump straight into my favourites this week:


First up I love, love, LOVE the look of Bec from Dancing Through Sunday’s Fatteh recipe – perfect for when you’re after a light, meat-free dinner. Bec always has super yummy vegetarian recipes so definitely check her out (she’s a Melbourne girl too!).


With Christmas coming up I couldn’t go past these cute-as-a-button Reindeer Gingerbread from Your Kids OT. What a simple and yet so sweet idea!
5736367_origI’ve always been intrigued by the ‘Magic Cakes’ I’ve seen on Pinterest but have never actually got around to making one myself. This one from Basil and Chook has convinced me that I need to make one!


My Thermomix is going to be going into overdrive in the next few weeks with the lead up to Christmas. I’m loving all of these yummy Thermomix Christmas recipes from Super Kitchen Machine (they could be easily made without a Thermomix too!).


Finally, I love a good chocolate chip cookie and Love Swah has totally outdone herself with these absolutely gorgeous Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt… this could very well be my new fave cookie recipe.


Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s picks over at Create Bake Make.


Christmas Cookies Recipe

And now it’s over to the lovely Lauren for this weeks feature recipe… Christmas cookies!!!

Well now that Christmas really isn’t too far away (less than three weeks now people!) there always seems to be some party or celebration to attend, and more people you need to give a gift to.  I’m here to help.  These Christmas cookies are soooo easy to make (it’s the same base as my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe) and by simply adding some red and green M&Ms (you can find special Christmas packs at your local supermarket) you have got yourself a the perfect treat to take along to your next celebration, a gift for a special teacher, friend or family member or simply enjoy them yourself!

Easy Christmas Cookies

To make these Christmas Cookies, you will need:

125 of butter – softened

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 cup of brown sugar

2 eggs

2 cups of plain flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 cup of desiccated coconut

100g of red and green M&Ms

Let’s put it together!

Preheat your oven to 190 degrees and line two trays with baking paper.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla extract until it’s pale and creamy.

Add the eggs one at a time, making sure you combine well between each addition.

Remove the bowl from the stand and carefully stir through the flour, baking powder, coconut and M&Ms.

M&M Christmas Cookies 1

Roll tablespoons of mixtures into balls, before placing on the baking trays. Make sure you leave enough space in between each cookie as they will spread.

Flatten the top of the cookie slightly and continue to create cookies until all the mixture has been used.

M&M Christmas Cookies 2

Place baking trays in the oven and bake for 10 – 12 minute or until the cookies begin to brown on top.

Let the cookies cool on the baking trays for 5 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

M&M Christmas Cookies 3


You’re Invited!

Lauren from Create Bake Make & Lucy from Bake Play Smile have put their chocolate filled minds together, to bring you the newest and yummiest link up party in town…. Fabulous Foodie Fridays.


Each week we’ll select 5 of our favourite recipes to feature on the following Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up party, so be sure to check back and see if your recipe is featured. 

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34 thoughts on “Easy Christmas Cookies (filled with M&Ms)”

  1. Perfect cookies to leave out for ‘santa’ ….. yummy!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!! 🙂

  2. Shari says:

    What a great bunch of recipes you picked this week! I love being part of the #FFF link up and look forward to it continuing next year.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much Shari – we’ve loved having you be part of it! 🙂

  3. How yummy does that Fatteh recipe look! Yum yum!
    I can’t believe how quick Christmas is coming round, crazy. But exciting! Love this time of year.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      ANOTHER super yummy salad from you this week Kim!!! Keep them coming!

  4. As always so much deliciousness! It’s looking a lot like Christmas!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      It IS starting to look a lot like Christmas!!!

  5. Raising my glass tonight to you and Lauren for hosting this fabulous link up. You both have earned a well-deserved Christmas break!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Aww thanks Malinda! And thank you for your support this year xx

  6. Robyn says:

    OMG that Fatteh recipe looks amazing!! It’s making me hungry and I should be going to sleep now. Those cookies are perfect, I will make them tomorrow – I have a bag of red and green m&m in the pantry and my biscuit tin re-filling. Thanks xxxx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Totally agree! They all look delicious!

  7. I have red and green M&Ms so if I hurry before someone eats them all, these cookies are mine!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha yes I bought a tube of mini red and green ones yesterday but now I need the bigger ones!!

  8. They all look so lovely and I’m going to put the cookies dry ingredients into jars with instructions and giving them out as gifts. xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thats a fantastic idea! xx

  9. Hey lovelies – so it’s taken me a WHOLE year but I’m here – I have linked up my one and only recipe! This food blogging thing is hard work – I have a lot of respect for you both. HUGS. Em xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay!!! So lovely to have you join us Em! xx

  10. So yummy and fun. I need to make cookies now. Your blog is really getting me excited for xmas!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thats great! Enjoy 🙂

  11. Thanks again for offering this recipe roundup. It’s like opening a box of cookies every Friday when I come to your blog and discover fun new blogs and recipes. Thanks for mentioning and linking to my list for Thermomix enthusiasts 😉 Happy Mixing!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha yes I always get hungry looking at all the yummy recipes!!!

  12. Bec says:

    I am a fan of easy cookies! I am SO into Christmas baking so I am giving these a try for sure. Thanks for FFF again! Bec x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Me too! 🙂 xx

  13. Swah says:

    Aw thanks for including my Brown Butter cookies! I *really* wish I had some more right now :p And your cookies look incredible! I’ll have to give them a go 🙂

  14. Love this roundup, perfect for christmas cooking, thanks Lucy x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Sarah! 🙂

  15. What a cute selection! I’m making cookies a bit closer to the date-that means that I don’t eat them all too! 😛

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha yes exactly!!!

  16. You really can’t beat M&Ms cookies, they’re so yummy! And what a gorgeous list of recipes, that’s my Christmas baking sorted! 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!! 🙂

  17. Thanks for featuring my reindeer gingerbread! I can’t wait to get stuck in with those themomix recipes. The problem will be choosing!

  18. Grace says:

    Oooooh! Those choc chip cookies! To. Die. For! x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Grace! 🙂

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