Spread a little holiday cheer with a cookie tin full of these Healthier M&M Cookies! These cookies are a must for the holiday season.
Cookies, Christmas trees, and holiday cheer…OH MY.
We are in the full swing of the holiday season. It is Sunday and that could only mean a couple of things. Get ready for game-day goodies OR holiday cookie baking! I know which one I would choose (this is Linley)! Holiday cookie baking is one of my favorite things (as you already know)! We have some amazing new and old cookie recipes on FFF right now and they are all delicious!
Fit Foodie Finds Holiday Cookies!
- Healthier Soft Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
- Healthy Holiday Sugar Cookies
- Chewy Chocolate Ginger Molasses Cookies
- Chocolate Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies
- Paleo Hot Cocoa Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting
Speaking of cookies, my roommate, Brita, got home late the other night because she was at a holiday cookie baking night. BUT the cool thing about her cookie baking night was that they all made the dough, split it up into equal parts, and then everyone took home dough instead of actual cookies so they could bake them whenever they wanted! GENIUS. You could freeze the dough, keep it in the fridge for a couple days, or bake it ASAP. I LOVED the idea. I also decided that you don’t have to wait until the holidays to have a cookie baking party, am I right? I am going to hold onto this idea and implement it this spring!
Now for these delicious Healthier M&M Cookies for Santa. Lee and I are absolutely stoked about these cookies because they are delicious AND because we LOVE the name. Even Santa doesn’t have to sacrifice flavor for his health, ya know? But really, we used a little bit of butter, white whole wheat flour, and lots of love when we developed this cookie.
Whether you are making them for the family or for a holiday cookie party, enjoy every last bite!….and don’t forget to leave Santa a glass of milk to wash down his cookies.
Healthier M&M Cookies for Santa
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature (1.5 sticks)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix dry ingredients together except for M&Ms. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, use a hand mixer to cream butter and brown sugar together until combined. Then mix in all other wet ingredients.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet until combined. Then mix in M&Ms.
- Create a ball and then place dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator and scoop out cookies with a tablespoon scoop. Roll into balls and gently flatten between hands until they are about 3/4 to 1 inch thick. Place on parchment paper and repeat. Add additional dark chocolate M&Ms to the top if desired.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!
I’m not a big fan of cookie but this santa cookie is looking amazing.
I’m foodie and i love to this santa cookie.
really nice sharing, I love this because I’m Cookie Lover
nice post keep it up!
Many colors are eye-catching. The kids must have loved them. This blue and red color is perfect for the Christmas season. Quite creative. It must taste really good.
Yummy and easy cookie recipe! They’re super easy with a stand mixer, and they have a nice soft texture. I had to bake mine for 16 minutes, although I just eyeballed the size when I was forming the cookies, they may have been bigger than the recipe instructs. I also live at a higher altitude.
There is far too much butter in this recipe for this to be “healthy”
Not to mention, the large amount of butter makes for a really sticky batter that spread far too much and makes for nothing but butter flavor in the cookie
I would recommend editing your instructions. One of the instructions is to combine all dry ingredients, but you fail to mention NOT the brown sugar. You also instruct to pre-heat the over but the dough sits in the fridge for 30 minutes. There’s no reason to preheat the oven and let it run for 30 minutes.
If by Santa you mean me, then yes.