M&M Cookies – Holiday Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap

It’s that time of year, y’all. Time for family gatherings, holiday parties, and all the traditional Christmas foods and sweet treats.

A favorite activity for many families at Christmas is making Christmas cookies. They’re the perfect dessert for holiday events or just to have on hand for watching Christmas movies. And let’s not forget about Santa! He’s depending on the cookies and milk we leave him to give him the energy to get his job done.

cookies for Santa

A few of my friends and I have gotten together to do a holiday cookie exchange recipe swap, and we’re sharing all of our recipes here with you.

Let’s start with a recipe for M&M/Chocolate Chip Cookies

m&m cookies recipe

This delicious cookie recipe was given to me by a friend years ago. It’s super easy and very kid-friendly. Here’s the ingredients you will need:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
cream ingredients

Cream these ingredients together and then add:

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
add dry ingredients

Stir in 3/4 cup of M&Ms or chocolate chips.

baking with m&ms
m&m cookies
baking cookies

Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees until edges are golden brown. This recipe makes 18 medium size cookies.

Enjoy warm with a cold glass of milk…..but don’t forget to save a few for Santa!

delicious m&m cookies
m&m cookies for Santa

Also, please check out all of the delicious recipes from my sweet friends in this holiday cookie exchange recipe swap. I’m linking them below for your convenience.

Holiday Cookie Exchange Recipe Swap 2019 Cookie Swap recipe exchange

Reindeer Cookies – The Frugal Homemaker 

Mocha Slice Cookies- Southern Bella Home

M&M Cookies – At Home In The Wildwood

 Peppermint Twist Cookies- Jenron Designs

Iced Sugar Cookies- ForgottenWay Farms

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie- The Front Porch Farmhouse

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