Christmas Candy Cookies Recipe
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Christmas Candy Cookies Recipe

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These delightful cookies hold up well in care packages I send to friends and relatives. They're also the first to go at potlucks when people come back to the table for one more sweet treat.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 package (8 ounces) mini red and green M&M's or Heath baking bits
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 184 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter, sugars and oil. Add eggs and extract; mix well. Combine flours, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and candy. Chill for 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a flat-bottomed glass. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 8 dozen.
Originally published as Christmas Candy Cookies in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p27

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ahall2 User ID: 1105272 48263
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"These are fabulous! I only had regular M&Ms & they still turned out great! Good, firm, flavorful cookies."

jenhorse1235 User ID: 4634955 49384
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"these cookie are so delicious! My family loved them for x mas"

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