If you are looking for a delicious, festive holiday cookie then these are for you! Rich, double chocolate cookies studded with festive red and green mini M&Ms and Sno-caps® candies and covered in white nonpareils look like a beautiful Christmas tree covered in lights after a fresh snow.
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For the love of chocolate
They are so dense, more like a rich, dark brownie than a cookie. The use of cocoa powder means you get a real, satisfying bite rather than a super sweet chocolate flavor that you’d get from a chocolate chip. They will definitely be a favorite for all the chocolate lovers in your life.
They are super easy to make and a great project for smaller kids to roll into balls and candies. Better still, they can be customized to whatever decorations you want to use. You can leave out the M&Ms and Sno-caps® just roll in your favorite colored sprinkles or you can even roll in crushed walnuts for a true yummy, rich brookie (brownie-cookie).
Whatever you choose to roll them in, they are always a favorite. These are a must for your holiday cookie trays for sure.
- 1 c. butter (softended)
- 1 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 3/4 c. cocoa powder (use a good quality for richest flavor)
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 bag mini M&Ms
- 1 box Sno-caps® candies
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy
- Add in eggs, one at a time mixing completely after each
- Mix in vanilla
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix until blended
- Add flour mixture to wet mixture and beat on low until fully combined
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge until dough is chilled for at least 30 minutes *Do not skip this step or the cookies will spread and not be so pretty and dense
- Preheat oven to 350F while dough is chilling
- Roll two tablespoons of dough into a ball and then into sprinkles (or granulated sugar if you want)
- Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart and bake for 9-11 minutes, edges will be slightly firm and centers will be a bit soft
- Cool for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and cool completely
You can also roll into balls, decorate and chill all at once then bake in batches, which is what I do most of the time.
Here are some of my other favorite Christmas cookies to add to your holiday recipes!
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