So you know those cookie decorating videos you see on the internet? Where people magically turn a cookie into a piece of art? Ya, I can’t do that. I’m pretty good at making cookies, but I lack basic cookie decorating skills. Or maybe just the will to spend that much time on each cookies. And the skills, I definitely lack the skills.
So I usually just stick with my super fast method of frosting cookies and call it good. But since it’s nearly Christmas I decided to go above and beyond: I used mini M&Ms to make cute Christmas sugar cookies with no skills and minimal effort.
I love Christmas, and I love doing fun Christmas-y stuff, but sometimes I really just need something EASY. All you have to do for these cookies is frost them with plain white frosting, and add mini M&Ms. (Click here for my favorite soft sugar cookie and cream cheese frosting recipe. Or just buy yourself a tub of dough. Easy.)
I made Christmas trees, snowflakes, and ornaments. You’ll be able to decorate quite a few cookies with a full bag of mini M&Ms (I found them in the baking aisle at my store). And you’ll have lots of brown M&Ms left over, which you’ll just have to eat.
For the ornament cookie, I lined up M&Ms across the cookie in red, orange, and yellow, and I topped each cookie with a mini Reese’s (they come in a bag already unwrapped just for extremely lazy people like me).
For the snowflake cookie, I started with one blue M&M in the center of the cookie, then surrounded it with 6 more in a circle. Finally, I made 6 “arms” on the snowflake using 2 more M&Ms in each.
And for the Christmas tree cookie, I just made a triangle out of green M&Ms and topped with a yellow M&M “star” and brown M&M “trunk”.
Here’s a video that shows each cookie getting decorated. Not that you actually need to watch the video, because like I said, these are dead easy. But hey, maybe you want to see my hands dropping M&Ms on cookies. If you do, then go for it:
Happy Christmas everyone!