2018’s Popular Christmas Cookie Recipe!

November 16, 2018 | Brenda Price

Family Life

This Is the Most Popular Christmas Cookie Recipe on Pinterest This Year!

Move over regular round cookies! This season, it's all about the candy-packed cookie bar. YUMMMMMMMM!!! Pinterest recently revealed all of their top holiday pins for 2018, and this year's most buzz-worthy treat is No. 2 Pencil's M&M's Christmas Cookie Bars. The recipe has already been saved more than 364,000 times making it a trendy choice for parties and cookie exchanges.



M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars

Prep Time

15 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

50 mins


Servings: 18 -36 depending on size cut



2 sticks of butter at room temperature

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar

3 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

3 cups of all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

3/4 teaspoon of salt

1 1/2 cups of Christmas M&M's plus more for topping

1 cup of mini chocolate chips plus more for topping

1/2 cup of white chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier.

Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.

Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.

Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.

Add M&M's and mini chocolate chips and give a final stir, reserving some M&M's, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips for topping cookie bars.

Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.

Press additional M&M'S, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips into top of cookie dough.

Bake 35 to 40 minutes on oven rack in lower third of oven to prevent over browning.

Let cool completely and cut.

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