These classic Christmas Candy Cookies are a versatile soft and delicious favorite that can be customized with candies like m&ms and sprinkles!
I’m excited to share a timeless classic recipe with you today— Christmas Candy Cookies. These were inspired by my favorite candy cookies from the bakery at the grocery store from growing up. It took me a little while to get them just right, but I finally succeeded! If you’re looking for other Christmas cookie ideas you can try these Cranberry butter cookies or my favorite classic sugar cookies or even the (non-cookie) gifting recipe for my peppermint bark.
Classic Christmas Candy Cookies with M&Ms and Sprinkles
When it comes to making these cookies, they are as simple as it gets. There are only really a few tweaks between this and a classic Chocolate Chip cookie recipe.
With both recipes, I think it’s important to get high-quality ingredients— good butter and good vanilla — and keep the ingredients at room temperature for a bit before baking, per the instructions.
Ideas for What Candy to Include in the Classic Christmas Candy Cookies
You have a lot of options for different candies and sprinkles for these cookies, but for the purposes of this post we used:
Red and Green Christmas Sprinkles
As you can probably tell, these are a family favorite to leave out for Santa, and the perfect cookie for the kids to help make! From my family to yours, I hope you make a sweet memory baking these cookies!