12 Days of Baking: Christmas Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

12 Days of Baking: Christmas Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

Fairhaven Mill12/24/23

Today's recipe is for Christmas Peanut Butter Cookies featuring red and green M&Ms! These delicious cookies are the perfect peanut butter treat for any holiday celebration!


  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups or 360g Fairhaven Mill Organic All-Purpose White Flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups M&Ms


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F
  2. In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and blend in until smooth, scraping the sides down as needed.
  4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda until combined.
  5. Add the flour to the creamed butter mixture. Mix in until fully combined, scraping down the sides as needed while mixing.
  6. Stir the M&Ms into the cookie dough until combined.
  7. Scoop the cookie batter onto the prepared baking sheets in 2 tbsp scoops. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes, or until golden on the bottom.
  8. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes. Move the cookies to wire cooling racks and cool until at room temperature.
  9. Enjoy!

Happy Baking!

- The Fairhaven Mill Team