These cute M & M Gingerbread Christmas tree cookies will make a great addition to your Christmas buffet table. They would also be great for your annual cookie exchange.
Gingerbread is a common taste during the holidays. From cookies and houses made of gingerbread, there are lots of options. See my tips for the perfect gingerbread house here.
Printable Recipe – M&M Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies
I love making cookies this time of the year for cookie swaps. Another great Christmas cookie recipe is the one for lemon snowball cookies. They bring out the holiday spirit just like these M & M gingerbread cookies do.
The Cookies are made by using a packaged gingerbread mix, frosting and M & M candies. The tree is just one idea for decorating them. Let your imagination run wild. You could make bells, Santa Faces, ornaments or any other festive images.
To make them, you will need the following ingredients:
- 14.5 ounce packaged gingerbread mix
- 12 oz package of holiday colored M & Ms I used green and brown but colored ones would look like ornaments.
- White icing in a tube
- a decorating tip to fit
The recipe is super easy to make, too. Once the gingerbread has been, cooked, cooled and cut into rectangles, just arrange Christmas tree shapes and decorate with a swirl of white icing on the top and bottom.
Cooking takes just 20 minutes plus decorating time. You will get 20 bars and they are about 200 calories each.
Wrap the bars in red cellophane for a festive way to store them. This makes a great hostess gifts or is a super cute addition to your annual holiday cookie swap.
M & M Gingerbread Christmas Tree Cookies