Stacy Ling

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?

Easy Christmas Cookies

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

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

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.

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

Unwrap each candy.

Easy Christmas Cookies

Separate the candies by color. You can also buy the candies with just the Holiday colors.

Easy Christmas Cookies

Place one chocolate kiss on top of each waffle pretzel on a baking sheet.

Easy Christmas Cookies

Bake for 5 minutes at 200 degrees.

Easy Christmas Cookies

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

Easy Christmas Cookies

Allow to cool.

Easy Christmas Cookies

Serve and enjoy!

Easy Christmas Cookies

Pretzel cookies with Hershey Kisses and your favorite M&M's
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12 people

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • aluminum foil

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Stacy Ling

Stacy Ling is a master gardener who loves home decor and creating beautiful spaces. She provides easy-to-follow, easy-to-do garden, home decor, lifestyle & DIY inspo.

18 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sue at Blu

    November 30, 2020

    My kind of baking! Wow! So easy and quick! I’m gonna keep this handy!

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      December 1, 2020

      Mine too! It’s a great last minute cookie recipe! Thank you!!! xoxo

  2. Reply

    Renee Barton

    December 1, 2020

    I love how simple these are that my kids and I can do on a random Sat morning. AND not much clean up!!

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      December 2, 2020

      They are the best for that Renee! My kids still love making these!

  3. Reply

    laura

    December 1, 2020

    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

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      December 2, 2020

      That is so funny! They are so easy to make – it’s a popular one!

  4. Reply

    Jayne

    December 2, 2020

    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!

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      December 2, 2020

      Thanks Jayne! My kids still love to make these and they are much older now. Happy Holidays!

  5. Reply

    Jennifer Williams

    December 2, 2020

    I’ve got to try these! I love peanut butter M & Ms! So cute Stacy ❤️

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      December 5, 2020

      They are my favorite! Next to reeses PB cups of course!

  6. Reply

    Liberty

    December 2, 2020

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

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      December 5, 2020

      I’ve never tried that before – I am totally doing that!!!

  7. Reply

    Allison O'Dell

    December 5, 2020

    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!

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      December 6, 2020

      Thanks Allison! They are the best chocolates! xoxo

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