Monday, December 10, 2018

M&M's™ Pudding Cookies

Does anyone still use a fiber optic tree?  I've had this one for years and years and just love it!  My Santa is one that my daughter gave me one year.  His appliqued outfit and embroidered mittens are so pretty.  Please join me for some cookies that Cissy and I made.  We will be having some Candy Cane Lane tea to go along with the cookies.

This is a Gracie bone china teacup that's dishwasher safe.

I cross stitched this piece several years ago.  

Yield: The recipe says 54, but Cissy and I made larger cookies, and got around 32

M&M's™ Pudding Cookies

These are soft cookies which would be fun to do for different holidays, using seasonal M&M's.


2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened 
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 box (4-serving size)  vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
2 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups green and red M&M's™ milk chocolate candies
1 cup white vanilla baking chips (we omitted)


  • Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until fluffy; scrape side of bowl. Beat in dry pudding mix. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until smooth. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture until well blended. Stir in chocolate candies and white chips (if using) until blended.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets, or parchment lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
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 Cissy took home some cookies for her family to have.  


I babysat my two youngest granddaughters overnight this past week , and Harper and I made Shortbread Spritz cookies.  She was so gentle in sprinkling the colored sugar onto the cookies.  She's her daddy's sous chef, and even helped make homemade pasta with him!

Hayden didn't get to help, but she sure enjoyed munching on a cookie! 


Thank you for your visit!  xo

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. Harper is much more tidy than I was! Perhaps that baking sheet with the raised sides is the trick! Cute grands all three...with more in the wings, of course. Sparkle on!

  2. Ha, ha, the kids sure look like they love baking Kitty! Lovin' your pretty Santa tea cup too! Happy Holiday Season-enjoy:@)

  3. Adorable and delicious Kitty... Hayden's eyes steal your heart! How fun you have so many chefs-and-bakers-in-the-making! Those cookies look so good and and I love your sweet Santa and teacup. ♥

  4. How fun to be baking even with the little Harper. The cookies look so good. I would love to make the M&M cookies as I think I have all of the ingredients. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the week and holidays.
    Julie xo

  5. Those cookies sure look good. I am having our annual cookie bake day with my grandchildren on the 23rd. Christmas is almost here.

  6. I would love a cookie and a cup of tea with you, Kitty! They look so good! The Santa and pretty teacup make for a whimsical tea time. What fun! Your little ones are all darling and I just know they enjoy being at their Nana's house. Christmas Blessings, dear Kitty!

  7. Sharing with the little ones, best of all.

  8. Awe, such precious pictures of those grands. That sweet boy has the pretties eyes ever! Your grands are adorable Kitty. Those cookies sound so good. I use pudding mixes in my cakes lots of time. And even a pack of hot chocolate. LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  9. My parents and I both have fibre optic trees. The one at my parents is 3 ft, green and the colours are always changing. Mine is also 3 ft, but purple with green and blue lights (they don't change though)--it's featured in this week's post!

    This is the first time I've heard of "pudding cookies". Candy Cane Lane tea is one of my favourite holiday teas.

  10. It is Cookie Central at your house! That is no doubt the place to be over the Christmas holidays!!! I won’t be doing much baking this Christmas, but you and the kids are making up for my laziness. šŸ˜‰

  11. Cutie Pie Kiddies!! I am not doing any Christmas baking this year. At all. I don't think that's ever been the case but none of our kids will be home this year and Lord knows I don't need the extra calories haha! When I DO bake for Christmas, I always make the M&M cookies (never tried with the pudding though). They are my aunt's recipe and we always enjoyed them at Christmas at her house. Hope you're enjoying the Christmas season!

  12. As always, everything is beautiful, including those precious granddaughters! The cookies sound wonderful also. Pinning! XO

  13. My son loves M&M cookies, so we need to try this recipe which has pudding. The cookies must be so moist. Your granddaughters are already seasoned bakers. So fun to start these holiday traditions with them!

  14. Your pictures are so lovely! The girls look like they are having fun!
    I love cross-stitch! Your framed photo is so pretty!

  15. Oh, how delightfully festive your table looks, Kitty. Why, I do believe Candy Cane Lane tea sounds positively decadent but I don't mind if I have a cup......and of course some of those delicious cookies. What a joy it is to visit your home each time, dear Kitty. You and your pretty teacups (I marvel at your collection), your grandchildren, your pretty table settings, the sweet stitcheries and makeries you display from time to time, does put a smile in my heart.

  16. Oh how sweet are your little cookie sprinkler and taster! Cissy's cookies look perfect for our family Christmas Eve with 11 grands! Going on the menu!! Thanks Kitty!

  17. Your girls are so precious!Love your Christmas vignettes and delicious recipe.I also love the lovely cross stitch!Hugs!

  18. Oh my gosh...those grandgirls are just SO precious! I could squeeze each one of them.
    Thanks for the cookie recipe...sounds easy & I bet they taste delicious.
    Your cross stitching is beautiful!!!
    I have my fiber optic angel on the counter so we can sparkle together!!

  19. We have a fiber optic tree at my office! I love it. I haven't made those pudding cookies in ages, and love the addition of M & M's. Your grands are just so precious Kitty. I am babysitting my sweet six month old niece Lily this evening so her parents can attend a holiday party. xo

  20. You have a family full of chefs and bakers! I want to come to YOUR house for Christmas! :) I love adding green and red M&M's to Christmas cookies and festive! Give Hayden another year or two and she will be right up there with you stirring the batter!

  21. Kitty, I think I gave away my cookie press years ago after years of disuse! Do you think I could make spritz cookies with a pastry bag and piping tips?

  22. Love your sweet stitchery, Kitty, and your fancy pants Santa :) I have a soft spot for anything hand-stitched. Is there anything better than baking cookies with the little ones? The cookies look so yummy and are even sweeter when shared with the cherubs. Hugs xo Karen

  23. Charming, my friend...absolutely charming. Love your cute Santa and oh, what a sweet tea cup. Also, your stitchery is amazing! What a precious piece to have around your home. You are ever so talented.

    Your cookies look very, very, very tasty, Kitty. I wish I had one right now while I drink my morning coffee {{smiles}} Much love to you!

  24. Your grandchildren will be excellent chefs and bakers when they get older! Your M&M cookies look quite delicious. Two please!

  25. I forgot about fiber optic trees! I never had one, but sure liked them. I love when I see people's vintage Christmas decor, and Kitty, yours is truly charming. Once again, the baking episodes shared are always a delight!

  26. Oh, how sweet! Zach and I have been baking away, also. It is so much fun and makes such special Christmas memories! Sending hugs your way today, sweet friend. :)


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