These Cream Cheese Cookies are soft and have a chocolate chip cookie base but with a cream cheese and butter to make them extra delicious! Add your favorite holiday M&Ms and you will have the perfect treat all year long.

A plate of Cream Cheese Cookies with Christmas M&Ms

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Ingredients

 

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Corn Starch
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups M&Ms candies

 

A bag of Christmas M&Ms and cream cheese cookie dough

 

How to Make Cream Cheese Cookies with M&Ms

 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy.

 

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy.

 

  • Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.

 

Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.

 

  • Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and mix for about 1 minute, until cookie dough begins to form.

 

Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and mix for about 1 minute, until cookie dough begins to form.

 

  • Stir in the M&Ms by hand.

 

Stir in the M&Ms by hand.

 

  • Use a cookie scoop (mine held 1 Tablespoon of dough) and arrange the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate.

 

Use a cookie scoop (mine held 1 Tablespoon of dough) and arrange the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate.

 

  • Flatten the cookie dough with your fingers or thumb, then chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

 

Flatten the cookie dough with your fingers or thumb, then chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

 

  • After chilling, place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about two inches apart.

 

After chilling, place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about two inches apart.

 

  • Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Do not over bake, the cookies will become firm as they cool.

 

Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Do not over bake, the cookies will become firm as they cool.

 

  • Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a baking sheet.

 

Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a baking sheet.

 

Watch the video below:

M&M's Cream Cheese Cookies

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Cream Cheese Cookies with M&Ms on a cooling rack

Cream Cheese Cookies

Yield: 5 Dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 18 minutes

These Cream Cheese Cookies are soft and have a chocolate chip cookie base but with a cream cheese and butter to make them extra delicious! Add your favorite holiday M&Ms and you will have the perfect treat all year long.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Corn Starch
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups M&Ms candies

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined.
  3. Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt and mix for about 1 minute, until cookie dough begins to form.
  4. Stir in the M&Ms by hand.
  5. Use a cookie scoop (mine held 1 Tablespoon of dough) and arrange the cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or plate.
  6. Press down on the cookie to flatten, then chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  7. After chilling, place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about two inches apart.
  8. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes. Do not over bake, the cookies will become firm as they cool.
  9. Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a baking sheet.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 60 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g