Christmas M&M Cookies!

Our church hosted a Festival of Nativity night, and it was so much fun! A first for us, actually. They also had a chili and dessert dinner. I took one of my favorite cookies--pudding cookies--and added Christmas M&M's...because red and green M&M's makes everything taste better, right?

Christmas M&M Cookies (a.k.a Pudding Cookies)

1 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
1 3.4 oz Pkg. Instant Vanilla Pudding
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 Cups M&M's

In a bowl, beat together butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until the dough becomes soft and well incorporated.

Roll into balls by the tablespoon. Be sure to spray your pan with Pam! Then bake for 10-11 minutes at 375. Let them stand for at least one minute before moving onto a plate or cookie sheet.



  1. These look really good. What size package of vanilla pudding should be used?


    1. A small package (3.4oz) I'll edit that in. Thanks for pointing that out!

  2. Hard to believe it's already Christmas cookie season! It's always fun to make seasonal favorites, and try new recipes too. I just found some kind of salty pecan cookie that looks (and sounds!) delicious, so that one will have to be added to the list this season. :)

  3. Now those cookies look delicious!!!
    We don't have a recipe for pudding cookies, and M&M cookies are my favorite!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Those look amazing. Making me want a sweet treat now...