These M&M Christmas cookies are easy, festive and delicious. Save some for Santa.


By LORI LESLEY


Nothing jazzes up a batch of Christmas cookies like a handful of M&Ms.


The chocolate-y goodness melts in your mouth, not in your hands. (I know. I couldn’t resist.)


These festive cookies are easy to make, colorful and delicious. And the kids love them!


Make a big batch for the family and if you have the willpower, save a couple for Santa. He’s got a big night ahead of him and he is going to need the sugar rush.


WHAT’S IN IT


1 cup butter, softened


1 cup light brown sugar


3/4 cup granulated sugar


2 large eggs


2 tsp. vanilla


3 cups flour


1 tsp. baking soda


1 tsp. salt


3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1 cup Christmas M&Ms

HOW TO MAKE IT


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Line baking sheet with parchment paper.


In large bowl, cream together butter and both sugars with electric beaters. Mix 1-2 minutes until fluffy.


Add eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined.


Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips and M&Ms.


Scoop cookie dough onto baking sheet and place about two inches apart.


Bake 7-10 minutes until edges are golden brown.


Cool and serve with cold milk.


Enjoy!