Christmas Dessert Recipes

EASY Red and Green Christmas Cookies

This is the perfect Christmas cookie recipe. These EASY Red and Green Christmas Cookies are so pretty and festive while at the same time being delicious and quick. These beauties only take 5 minutes to make – and your kids can help you with almost every step!

Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe - These red and green cookie are so pretty and easy to make! I love the mixture of the salty pretzel with the peppermint and chocolate. My kids helped me make these in just 5 minutes! #christmascookies #easycookie #christmasrecipes

Red and Green Cookies

This Christmas Cookie Recipe is a favorite in our house! They are so pretty, delicious, and easy to make.

Your family will quickly become a fan of the perfect Christmas Cookie Recipe. The wonderfully satisfying salty, peppermint and chocolate flavor combines with how quick and easy these are to make. They are a winner for sure!

All you need to make these pretty & delicious 5 minute Christmas Cookies is:


Easy Christmas Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

On a parchment lined baking sheet have your kids help you put one Candy Cane Kiss on each pretzel. They can be pretty close to each other as they don’t really “spread”.

Put them in the oven for 3 minutes. (they should be a slightly squishy circle on top of the pretzels)

M & M Christmas Cookies

Pull out the pretzels place them on a hot pad. If your children are old enough to help you without burning themselves on the hot cookie sheet, have them help you put one M&M (M side down) on each pretzel. You want to gently press them down in the center.

Red and Green Cookies

Let the chocolate re-harden before eating, storing, or making into gift bags (we do lots of these!).

Note: To speed up the hardening process, you can just pop the cookie sheet into the fridge (or cold garage) for a couple minutes.


Looking for more amazing Christmas Cookie recipes? You will love our soft, Best Gingerbread Cookies. Guests will love biting into uor Amazing Snickers Cookie Recipe to find the delicious surprise inside. Don’t miss our most requested cookie – Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies. Finally, here are our families 5 favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes.

EASY Red and Green Christmas Cookies
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EASY Red and Green Christmas Cookies

These EASY Red and Green Christmas Cookies are quick to make and delicious - these are perfect for your next event ro cookie exchange.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time8 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: christmas cookies, dessert, easy, quick


  • 1 bag square pretzels
  • 1 bag peppermint Hershey kisses (red & white stripe)
  • 1 bag red and green M&M


  • Put pretzels on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Top each pretzel with an unwrapped peppermint kiss. 
  • Cook for 3 minutes at 350 F or until chocolate just barely starts to melt.
  • Add one M & M to the top of each kiss - press down carefully. Allow to cool / harden 5-10 minutes.

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Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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