Festive Holiday Cookies

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These are the perfect festive holiday cookies. This cookie recipe takes 5 minutes to whip up and 1 second to devour. If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will absolutely love this festive touch. I used Christmas m and m’s which are red and green to get into the Holiday Spirit. The only thing I ask of you when baking cookies is to enjoy the process and have FUN!

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Holiday Cookies

If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will absolutely love this festive touch. I used Christmas m and m's which are red and green to get into the Holiday Spirit.
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Servings: 24 small cookies
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 stick of softened unsalted butter, 1/2 cup
  • cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour , 226 grams
  • ½ cup holiday m&m ‘s, or festive sprinkles
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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. You are more than welcome to use a handheld mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  • In your stand mixer cream the butter and the sugars together until nice and smooth.
  • Add the egg and pure vanilla extract, mix for about a minute again on medium-low speed.
  • Gradually begin to add the flour, baking soda, pinch of salt, and mix on medium low speed until a tacky dough forms.
  • Mix or fold in the m&m’s and take a spoon or an ice-cream scoop and scoop out 24 small cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can also make 12 large cookies as well but the baking time may increase.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden. Enjoy and don’t forget to share this recipe with your love ones.



You are more than welcome to try making these gluten-free by using one to one gluten-free baking all-purpose flour instead.
Vegan butter will work if you don’t want to use regular butter.
Feel free to use any fillings such as walnuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate, or anything else instead if you don’t have M&Ms
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Hi! I'm Sneji. Nice to meet you!

I am more commonly known as “The Modern Nonna” on social media where I create easy home cooked meals with a modern twist. I was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria and learned how to cook at the best culinary school in the world – my grandma’s kitchen. I lived in Greece on the Island of Crete with my parents for a while and then moved to Toronto, Canada when I was in grade 5. I started to really cook and experiment with food 11 years ago when I was 21 years old. Everything I currently know is a reflection of some part of my life…

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