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Easy Christmas Cookies

Looking to make easy Christmas cookies? Check out this quick and easy recipe that is super delicious and great to make with the kids!

When I’m invited to cookie exchanges, I always have these grand ideas of things that I want to make.

I’m going to make the coolest cookies that are really delicious and look really festive and fun.

It will spend hours making them perfect.

But then time gets away from me, I procrastinate and am left needing 6 dozen cookies on the fly.

So what can I make?

How to Make Easy Christmas Cookies

These easy Christmas cookies are a simple solution because they are simple and quick to make with little prep work and minimal clean-up.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

When my kids were young, I loved getting them involved with any recipes I was making.

This easy Christmas cookie recipe is a good one to get even the littlest of the littles involved with because they can help separate the candies by color and unwrap the chocolate kisses.

The hardest part is keeping them from eating all the candy before you finish making the cookies!

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Easy Christmas Cookies

It seriously does not get any easier than this recipe.

And it’s really good to boot!

What I love most about it is you can switch up the candies to whatever you want to use.

Easy Christmas Cookies
In preparation for this blog post, I hid the candy. Would you believe one of my kids found them and opened the kisses before I had a chance to make these. LOL!

I love to use Peanut Butter M&M’s®️ but I’ve seen them made with mint chocolate and peanut M&M’s®️ too.

You can also use white, milk, or dark chocolate kisses.

But note, if you use white chocolate, it melts a little quicker in the oven so keep an eye on it.

Easy Christmas Cookies

When you unwrap each candy, try to keep yourself from eating the chocolate kisses!

I dare you! LOL

Not sure about you, but I eat so many while I’m making these?

Is it just me?

Easy Christmas Cookies

I find it easier to separate the candies by color.

But I’ve also seen the candies available with just the holiday colors.

The problem is, I don’t always find those bags, so I wind up separating them myself.

Or dishing that part out to one of the kids too!

Easy Christmas Cookies

Place one chocolate kiss on top of each waffle pretzel.

This takes seconds to do once you have everything set up.

Easy Christmas Cookies

Bake cookies for 5 minutes at 200 degrees.

Make sure the chocolate does not overcook or it won’t turn out as well.

Easy Christmas Cookies

Top each cookie with the candies as soon as they come out of the oven while the chocolate is still soft and melty.

Work quickly because the chocolate cools faster than you think.

Easy Christmas Cookies

Allow the cookies to completely cool.

This is about the time where we start eating them before storing them.

So make sure you make enough!


Easy Christmas Cookies

Serve and enjoy!

What’s your favorite Christmas cookie?

Easy Christmas Cookies

Easy Christmas Cookies

Stacy Ling
Pretzel cookies with Hershey Kisses and your favorite M&M's
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 50 kcal


  • 60 Waffle Pretzels
  • 60 Hershey®️ Kisses (milk chocolate, white chocolate or dark chocolate)
  • 60 Green and Red M&M's®️


  • Preheat oven to 200.
  • Open Hershey Kisses and set aside.
  • If green and red M&M’s are not already separated, separate the colors.
  • Foil a baking sheet.
  • Set waffle pretzels on baking sheet.
  • Top each pretzel with a Hershey’s Kiss.
  • Bake in oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top each with one M&M Candy.
  • Allow to cool before serving.


Serving: 1gramsCalories: 50kcal
Keyword Cookies, Easy Christmas Cookies, Pretzel Cookies
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  3. Hi stacy! too funny I have a rough draft of these! I increased my oven temp too! yours look amazing! yum! Glad I took photos before kids got home from college! laura in colorado

  4. Hi Stacy, these Christmas cookies look like fun to make with kids. I love that even the little ones can help out with this recipe!

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  6. I enjoy making— and eating— these, too! Sometimes instead of an M+M, I top it with another pretzel for a pretzel sandwich.

  7. Stacy, these are a family favorite of our house too! My daughters were all born in Hershey, PA so the Hershey kisses are sentimental. And then there’s the fact that they just taste so good. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane!

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