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Christmas Candy Cookies

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Large Cookies 1x


These classic Christmas Candy Cookies are a versatile soft and delicious favorite that can be customized with candies like m&ms and sprinkles!


  • 1 cup Butter ((2 sticks) Softened or Room Temperature)
  • ¾ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Large Eggs (Room Temperature (leave out for a couple of hours beforehand))
  • 2 ¼ cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup candies of choice (or more to suit)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Cream together softened butter and both types of sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  4. Add vanilla extract.
  5. Add eggs slowly one at a time.
  6. Slowly add in flour mixture until a dough forms.
  7. Fold in candies of your choice with a rubber spatula. Use at least a cup or optionally more.
  8. Use a large cookie scoop and spread out 6 balls of dough on a large baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remember that if you make smaller cookies, they'll take less time.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American