This Christmas M&M Cookie Cake Recipe is the perfect dessert for all your holiday gatherings. It is fun and festive and easy to make.

Christmas M&M cookie on a cake stand
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This Christmas M&M Cookie Cake is loaded with flavor. It is made from scratch and decorated with fun and festive colors. It is packed with chocolate chips which makes it the ultimate Christmas dessert.

The great thing about this cookie recipes is you can make it a variety of flavors. You can even decorate it with other colors for a Birthday or another holiday.

Impress your family and friends this holiday season and make this cookie mix. The prep time is easy and perfect to make ahead of time. Add your favorite M&M candies and sprinkles for a delicious chocolate chip cookie dessert.

Ingredients needed Christmas M&M Cookie cake

Ingredients:

For the Cookie Cake: 

  • Butter softened
  • Packed brown sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Vanilla
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Red and Green M&Ms 
  • Christmas Sprinkles

For the Frosting: 

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter softened
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk

How to Make Christmas Cookie Cake: 

For the Cookie Cake: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with a non-stick baking spray.
  • Step 2- Beat Butter and Sugars – In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter with brown sugar. Mix in granulated sugar until creamy.  Then add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Step 3 – Mix in dry ingredients – Mix in the baking soda and salt.  Then slowly add in the flour until just combined. Combine in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Step 4 – Stir in chocolate chips – Stir in the chocolate chips and half of the M&Ms into flour mixture. Cream with a wooden spoon and scraping the sides with a spatula.
Mix the cookie base
  • Step 5 – Press Cookie Dough into pan – Press the cookie dough batter into the prepared pan. Then press the remaining M&Ms and the sprinkles on top.
  • Step 6 – Bake Cookie Cake – Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn slightly golden brown.  Be careful not to overcook. It’s better to under cook the cookie dough than over bake it. As the cake will continue to cook as it cools.
Pressing the cookie dough into the pie place and adding toppings
  • Step 7 – Cool Cake – Let the cake cool completely before adding the frosting. We like to cool on a cooling rack.

How to Make the Frosting: 

  • Step 1 – Prepare Frosting – While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting.  Beat the butter with a hand held mixture until smooth. 
  • Step 2 – Add in Ingredients – Then slowly add in the powdered sugar.  Add in the vanilla extract and slowly add in the milk until creamy.
Making the frosting
  • Step 3 – Pipe Frosting – Pipe the frosting with a star tip onto the edges of the cookie cake. Top with more sprinkles and M&Ms if you prefer.
  • Step 4 – Serve and Enjoy – Then the cake is ready to slice, serve and enjoy. 
  • Mixing Dough – Make sure not to over mix the cookie dough or the cookie cake will be tough.  Mix ingredients with a stand mixer with a paddle attachment.
  • Pie Dish – This cake can be made in a 9 inch pie pan as well. A springform pan works great too.
  • Baking Cookie – Make sure to not overcook cookie. It is better to cook cookie until just about done. Then allow to finish cooking after removing from oven.
  • Line Bottom of Pan – Prepare the baking dish by spraying the pan with cooking spay. You can also line the baking dish with parchment paper to easily remove the cookie cake.
  • Press Cookie Dough – Press the cooking dough into the baking dish so that it completely covers it.
Christmas M&M cookie on a cake stand

Variation Ideas:

  • Cookie Base – This chewy cookie dessert can be changed to whatever you prefer. You can make the cookie base as a sugar cookie or with a prepackaged cookie mix.
  • Change the M&M – We love the Red & Green M&M’s. But feel free to change the M&M’s colors to what you prefer. You can use this holiday cookie recipe for different holidays.
  • Sprinkles – Feel free to use different sprinkles. Red and Green are perfect for Christmas but you can also use other colors.
  • Chocolate Chips – We used semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use dark chocolate chips as well.
  • Cake Mix Cookies – Feel free to make cake mix cookies with this recipe. These taste amazing and make great gifts.
  • Frosting – Feel free to use different frosting. We love making frosting from scratch. But you can use store bought frosting as well. Chocolate frosting or chocolate buttercream frosting for delicious flavor.
  • Nuts – If you like nuts in your cookie cake, you can easily mix in the chopped nuts in your cookie batter.
Christmas M&M cookie on a cake stand

This Christmas Cookie Cake can be decorated in many different ways. You can use sprinkles, M&M’s or drizzle with melted candy melts.

Use a piping bag to create a fun topping for the cookie cake. You can even add food coloring to your frosting to add color to your cookie cake.

Christmas M&M Cookie on a cake stand

How to Serve:

Once you have prepared the cookie cake, place it on a cake stand so it is easier to decorate and serve.

Slice the cookie cake with a sharp knife and serve on a plate. You can even serve with additional icing or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

We like to remove the cookie cake from the pan to easily cut the cookie for serving.

Slice of Christmas M&M cookie on a plate

Once you have prepared the cookie cake, bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is a beautiful golden brown.

We recommend to not overcook the cookie. The outside edge of the cake will be slightly more brown than the center of the cake.

Slice of Christmas M&M cookie on a plate

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4 days. We like to place in an airtight container so it will stay fresh longer.

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Christmas M&M Cookie Cake

This Christmas M&M Cookie Cake Recipe is the perfect dessert for all your holiday gatherings. It is fun and festive and easy to make.
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 364

Ingredients

For the Cookie Cake:

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Red and Green M&Ms
  • 1/2 cup Christmas Sprinkles

For the Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk

Instructions

For the Cookie Cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with a non-stick baking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy.  Then add in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in the baking soda and salt.  Then slowly add in the flour until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and half of the M&Ms.
  • Press the cookie dough batter into the prepared pan and then press the remaining M&Ms and the sprinkles on top.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn slightly golden brown.  Be careful not to overcook. It’s better to under cook the cookie dough than over bake it as the cake will continue to cook as it cools.
  • Let the cake cool completely before adding the frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • While the cake is cooling, prepare the frosting.  Beat the butter with a hand held mixture until smooth.  Then slowly add in the powdered sugar.  Add in the vanilla extract and slowly add in the milk until creamy.
  • Pipe the frosting with a star tip onto the edges of the cookie cake and top with more sprinkles and M&Ms if you prefer.
  • Then the cake is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This cake can be made in a 9 inch pie pan as well. 
Make sure not to over mix the cookie dough or the cookie cake will be tough.  
Store the leftovers covered at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 364kcal, Carbohydrates 50g, Protein 3g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 47mg, Sodium 137mg, Potassium 88mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 36g, Vitamin A 402IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 34mg, Iron 1mg

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