M&M Christmas Cookies Recipe (2024)

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M&M Christmas Cookies Recipe

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Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I can't! This year just flew right by. I admit, I have a lot going on right now and planning for my favorite holiday has taken a backseat. I usually have decorations up, gifts purchased, and menus planned by this time (yes, even before Thanksgiving!).

One of the ways I plan to save time this holiday season is with Bing Smart Search.Bing's Smart Search is NOT just another search engine. In fact, there's no need to open a browser— just start typing from the Start screen or swipe from the right wherever you are in Windows 8.1.

I recently used Bing Smart Search to look for an easy recipe for homemade M&M Cookies for Christmas (they're my daughter's favorite!). I already run Windows 8.1 on my laptop, so I simply typed "M&M Cookies" on my Start Screen and a great selection of websites with recipes and photos popped up.

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I loved how there were screen shots of the most relevant websites. I hate wasting time on "dud" webpages with no photos or real content. Bing Smart Search only showed me the most relevant sites and web images. If I already had a recipe saved on my computer, that would've displayed as well.

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With so many yummy cookie recipes, it was hard to pick just one— I settled on a recipe with ingredients I had on hand and modified it to my needs. Ready to make some Christmas cookies?

M&M Christmas Cookies Recipe

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M&M Christmas Cookies Recipe

A classic buttery cookie recipe for irresistible M&M Christmas Cookies!


Servings: 24 cookies

Author: Stefanie Fauquet


  • 1cupM&M’s holiday chocolate candiesred and green
  • 2cupsflour
  • 2eggs
  • ½cupbutter; softened
  • ½cupshortening
  • ¾cupbrown sugar
  • ½cupsugar
  • 2teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1teaspoonbaking soda
  • ½teaspoonsalt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

  3. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar

  4. Once combined, add vanilla and eggs

  5. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt

  6. Combine dry ingredient mixture into wet ingredient mixture and gently fold in M&M's

  7. Cover and chill dough for 30 minutes to overnight

  8. Place tablespoon sized drops of mixture onto lined cookie sheet

  9. Bake 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned

  10. Cool on wire rack & enjoy!

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My cookies came out perfect!

Anyone with a PC or tablet with Windows 8.1 can use Bing’s Smart search ... give it a try and tell me what you think!

Thanks to Bing for sponsoring this discussion. All opinions are my own.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    I most definitely will give it a try on my tablet. Thanks for letting me know it's available! PS> Cookies look sooooo good!


  2. Theresa

    How festive and yummy!


  3. Mellisa

    Love these cookies!


  4. HilLesha

    Those cookies look really good! 🙂


  5. Courtney

    Bing is actually the browser on my phone 🙂 I have an iPad but it's just for M to play with so no internet on it. I loveeee M&M cookies!! 🙂


  6. Robin Gagnon

    I'm enjoying this app. The hands free feature is awesome


  7. Colleen

    These look good, cookie and candy all in one!


  8. Kathleen

    Yum! These look so good, and I love how they are Christmas colored.


  9. Julie

    I envy people who can find a recipe using things they already have on hand. I have the worst-stocked pantry in the world. 🙂


  10. Jennifer @TheRebelChick

    Your cookies look delicious! I've been using Bing for a while now, it's so helpful!


  11. Kelsey Apley

    Wow these look SO good, I am going to have to make these. I wish I had a few right now they look delicious 🙂


  12. Tiff @ Babes and Kids

    It looks like you ended up finding a super yummy recipe!


  13. Vanessa: thequeenofswag

    I had no idea bing offered this and those cookies are amazing.


  14. Mickey

    Those look great! One of my relatives works at Bing, so I know all sorts of awesome things about Bing. 🙂


  15. Lolo

    Such a classic cookie and always a favorite!


  16. Leilani

    Anytime I treat my 3yo to cookies at the mall, she always goes for the M&M ones.


  17. Lisa - Between the Kids

    Thanks for posting this! 🙂 I do have to say, though.. out of all the pics that Bing pulled up, your picture in this post is by far the best! Love this recipe, and how your presentation 🙂


  18. Marcie W.

    Bing over Google any day (and a lot less rules to follow too!) I like how simple, yet yummy, M&M cookies can be.


  19. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com

    I'm currently using my MacBook Pro but I just received a brand new HP laptop that I'm sure runs Windows 8. I look forward to trying this feature.


  20. Tammy

    M&M's in anything is a hit around our home. I like that these are easy but festive!


  21. Kim @ What's That Smell?

    I love how Bing Smart search integrates with Windows 8!


  22. Lily

    I think these would have been great IF the recipe and instructions were accurate. There is a discrepancy between baking soda in the ingredients and baking powder in the instructions so I went with what was in the ingredients. I am left with a pan of very flat sheet cookies...big waste of ingredients.


    • Stefanie Fauquet

      Hi Lily, You were correct, there was an error in the instructions (which I updated). Baking soda is the correct ingredient— did you change anything else? I'm trying to figure out why they would come out flat.


  23. Cynthia

    Just made these for my daughter to present to her friends. I followed the directions to a T. They turned out flat, ugly and greasy. I went looking at other sugar cookie recipes and it seems this one is lacking the critical step of chilling the dough. What a waste of ingredients. Very disappointed.


    • Katie Hale

      Hi Cynthia! I am so sorry that you had poor results. I reviewed the recipe and you are correct it does need to chill. I have added that to the instructions. Thank you for letting us know!


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