Chocolate peppermint M&M cookies {101 Days of Christmas)

Chocolate peppermint M&M cookies {101 Days of Christmas)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Glad & M&M’S®. All opinions are 100% mine.

Yesterday I shared an easy “layered’ brownie recipe with you from the back of the Glad holiday containers package, but Glad & M&M’S also asked me to come up with my own holiday recipe.

I knew right away that we needed to incorporate the red & white White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’S into a rich chocolate cookie. (Because let’s face it, is there a more delicious combination in this history of Christmas than rich chocolate and peppermint?!)

The result is amazing, so much so that we packed these cookies right up in the Glad holiday containers and sent them home with my sister because we did not need them in the house after a week of Thanksgiving leftovers!


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups M&M’S White Chocolate Peppermint candies


In a medium bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the flour mixture and cocoa powder to the wet ingredients and mix. Stir in 2 cups of M&M’S.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop golf ball-sized balls of dough on a prepared cookie sheet or stone. Press a few M&M’S on top of each.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges look cooked (although they’ll still be soft in the center).

Cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. I thought I was done adding to my Christmas baking list … but now I totally want to make these, too! Yum …

  2. do you think it would work to add peppermint extract to the cookie dough itself? I have some peppermint extract I just bought, but have never used it before in recipes so I would have not idea how much to try adding.

  3. Is there a better way to print off this recipe without printing off all the ads too? Wow, what a waste of printer ink and paper!

  4. Hi Maria! I would try just 1/2 teaspoon or so if you won’t be using the peppermint M&Ms. With the M&Ms, I think it might be way too overpowering!

  5. Hi Mandi,
    I’m so sorry I made that last remark…I could have worded it different, me bad! Heard a sermon tonight and I’ve been thinking of what I said and how I said it and well, it sounds really angry…sorry!

  6. I just made the mixture and just put it in the fridge. Is the dough supposed to feel like dough, or does it look more sandlike? This is my 1st time making cookie from scratch and I just thought it looked a little different

  7. This dough is a little bit different than other cookies, but it should really be wet and sticky rather than sandlike, I think. How did they turn out when you baked them?

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