Santa’s Favorite Cookies

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IngredientsIngredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix, not sugar-free
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup red and green sprinkles
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter M&Ms in Christmas colors

DirectionsDirections

In electric mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla until smooth. Add pudding mix, baking soda, and salt; mix until combined. Stir in flour, then stir in sprinkles and M&Ms. Scoop dough in 2-tbsp balls onto a cookie sheet or platter covered with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat® baking mats. Arrange chilled cookie dough balls on cookie sheets, 2” apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until the edges just start to turn brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
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