M&M Christmas Tree Cookies

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M&M Christmas Tree Cookies are a kid’s favorite to make and are a great treat when you are with friends, family, or company. These creative, adorable, and fun Christmas cookies with M&M lights are super easy to make. The combination of cocoa powder and pumpkin spice mix gives these cookies a rich, decadent, and warm flavor, perfect for the holiday season.

These creative, adorable, and fun cookies with M&M lights are super easy to make. M&M Christmas Tree Cookies are a kid's favorite to make and are a great treat when you are with friends, family, or company.

Christmas Tree Cookies

If you’re wanting a dessert that is festive, delicious, and easy to make, look no further! These Christmas tree cookies will be a favorite at any holiday party!

These creative, adorable, and fun cookies with M&M lights are super easy to make. M&M Christmas Tree Cookies are a kid's favorite to make and are a great treat when you are with friends, family, or company.

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Pumpkin Pie spice
  • Salt
  • Molasses
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • M&M or any other similar candies
  • Melted chocolate (to stick the M&Ms)
Christmas Cookie Ingredients

Supplies Needed

  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer – handheld or stand mixer
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Wire rack for cooling
  • Plastic cling wrap (like Saran wrap)
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tray/cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
Ingredients

Recipe

In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, pumpkin spice, and salt together. Kids are great at helping with this part!

Powder Ingredients

In a separate bowl using a stand mixer (you can also use the hand mixer for this) cream the butter, and sugar and beat it at medium speed, scraping down the sides for at least 2-3 min.

Wet ingredients

Add in the eggs and molasses and beat until everything is incorporated well. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in batches and mix till the dough is formed.

Christmas cookies with M&M lights

Flatten the cookie dough to form a disc, wrap it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour. Once chilled, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes using a Christmas tree cookie cutter.

These creative, adorable, and fun cookies with M&M lights are super easy to make. M&M Christmas Tree Cookies are a kid's favorite to make and are a great treat when you are with friends, family, or company.

Place the cut-outs on the prepared baking tray and bake for at least 12-13 min in a preheated oven on parchment paper. Once they cool down, stick the M&M decorations like Christmas tree lights using a little melted chocolate!

For something extra special, consider sprinkling on powdered sugar like it is snow! Or, some white frosting and sprinkles would be fun to make with these as well! Use green food coloring to make green frosting:)

These creative, adorable, and fun cookies with M&M lights are super easy to make. M&M Christmas Tree Cookies are a kid's favorite to make and are a great treat when you are with friends, family, or company.

They can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days at room temperature, or 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Be sure to save this recipe on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram!

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Christmas Tree Cookies

M&M Christmas Tree Cookies are a kid's favorite to make and are a great treat when you are with friends, family, or company.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 42 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer – handheld or stand mixer
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Wire rack for cooling
  • Plastic cling wrap (like Saran wrap)
  • Rolling Pin
  • Baking tray/cookie sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • cup Molasses
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Melting chocolate or candy melts

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 350° and line your baking tray with parchment paper and keep aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, pumpkin spice, and salt together; mix, and keep aside.
  • In a stand mixer (you can also use the hand mixer for this) add in the butter, and sugar and beat it at medium speed, scraping down the sides for at least 2-3 min or until the mixture is creamy.
  • Add in the eggs and molasses and beat until everything is incorporated well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in batches and mix till the dough is formed.
  • Flatten the dough to form a disc, wrap it with a cling wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  • Once chilled, roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes using a Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Place the cut-outs on the prepared baking tray and bake for at least 12-13 min in a preheated oven.
  • Let the cookies cool for a few minutes in the baking tray before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once they cool down, stick the m&m's as you desire using a little melted white/dark chocolate!

Notes

  • You can store the cookies in an airtight container for 1-2 days at room temperature or for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  • Do not bake the cookies with the M&Ms as the colors of m&m’s will fade out.
  • These cookies are fragile and will break if you try to push the M&Ms inside. So, it’s better to stick them with a little melted chocolate.
  • The number of cookies will depend on how thick you roll the dough and the size of your cookie cutter.

Additional Info


Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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