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M&M Crinkle Christmas Cookies

M&M Crinkle Christmas Cookies are fun, festive and loaded with colorful mini M&Ms. Great cookies to make with kids or to take to a Holiday cookie exchange.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 175kcal
Author Teri
Cost $10


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 ½ cups sugar divided
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • Wilton's icing color in Kelly Green & Red-Red
  • 10.1 ounces mini M&Ms


  • Mix flour and baking powder together, then set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over low heat, heat 2 cups of sugar, butter and white chocolate until melted. Keep a close eye on the mixture, as it can burn easily if you have it too hot. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add vanilla extract. Gradually add beaten eggs, whisking the mixture while adding. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Split cookie mixture into two bowls. Add red icing coloring to one bowl and green icing coloring to the other bowl. Add as much as you need to get the color you want. I probably used between ¼ to ½ teaspoon each.
  • Add half of the bag of M&M's to each bowl. 
  • Chill cookie mixture for 1-2 hours.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray, or line with a silicone baking mat. 
  • Scoop dough in tablespoons and roll into a ball. Roll dough balls into the remaining ½ cup sugar and place on cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack.


If you want to spend the time, you can separate the M&M colors and only put the red ones in the green dough, and the green ones in the red dough. Or be lazy like me and just use them all. I did remove the brown ones though. I think they look like Christmas lights in the cookies :)
Although recipe cooking time is 10-12 minutes, it may take several batches of cooking in the oven since this recipe makes 6 dozen cookies.
A serving size is 2 cookies.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg