M&M'S Ugly Holiday Sweater Cookies

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Decorating these shortbread cookies together is a great way to create some fun family memories during the holidays.

6

Yield

25

Duration

Easy

Difficulty

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INGREDIENTS

2 pkg (42 g each) M&M’S Holiday Milk Chocolate Candies, divided

1 cup all-purpose flour

Pinch salt

1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 tbsp icing sugar

2 egg yolks

Colored frosting tubes

DIRECTIONS

1. Chop half of the M&M’S Holiday Milk Chocolate; set aside.

2. Whisk together flour and salt; set aside. Using electric mixer, beat together butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolks. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Stir in chopped M&M’S Holiday Milk Chocolate. Pat dough into disk; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 350°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough into 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2-inch sweater-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 6 sweaters, rerolling scraps as needed. (Reserve any remaining dough for another use.)

4. Place cookies on parchment paper–lined baking sheet, spacing at least 2 inches apart. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.

5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly golden and tops are set. Transfer to rack and let cool completely. Decorate with frosting and remaining M&M’S Holiday Milk Chocolate.

Tip: Alternatively, use mitten cookie cutters for cookies and decorate festive holiday mittens.