One Santa Cookie






Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 2 Tbsp (29g) salted butter

  • 3 Tbsp (42g) packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp whisked egg*
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (44g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup (60g) red and green M&Ms**
  • 1/2 tsp Christmas jimmies (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet (half or quarter sheet) with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Place butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl.

  3. Heat in microwave until about 2/3 of the way melted (it should take roughly 20 seconds), remove and stir to melt fully.

  4. To melted butter, add brown sugar, salt, 1 tbsp egg, vanilla, flour and baking soda. Stir with a spoon or rubber spatula until well combined.

  5. Mix in about 3/4 of the M&Ms. Shape dough into a disk about 3 1/2-inches on a prepared baking sheet.

  6. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 of the M&Ms over top along with sprinkles if using. Bake in preheated oven 12 – 14 minutes, until edges are just golden brown (cookie should appear slightly under-baked in center).

  7. Serve warm or allow to cool on a wire rack then store in an airtight container.
  8. *To get 1 Tbsp egg crack egg into a small bowl, whisk until yolk and white are blended, then measure out 1 Tbsp. Reserve remainder for another use.

  9. **I’ve also made this using a 1.77 oz tube of red and green Mini M&Ms, which is equal to 1/4 cup.

  10. Recipe source: Cooking Classy – inspired by my other single cookie