Large bakery-style cookie meets Chex Mix. Your favorite Chex mix additions with red and green M&Ms. A true choose your own adventure cookie!
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How to make Christmas Chex Mix Cookies
I love making these delicious cookies for my family during the holiday season. We put these together with some of our favorite things for family movie night. Caramel corn included!
Enjoy other large bakery-style cookies? Try our Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, bright and green for the holidays as well! Probably my second favorite cookie ever is our Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Cranberry Cookie.
Gathering your ingredients
All-purpose flour – Use a kitchen scale to measure out the flour. A scale helps to get the most accurate amount.
Baking soda – Give those cookies some lift!
Salt – Flavor!
Unsalted Butter – Room temperature butter. If your butter hasn’t come up to temp, boil water in a kettle if possible and pour into large glasses and let sit for a couple of minutes. Dump out the water and place the glass upside down over the stick of butter, let sit for 10 – 15 minutes. Butter should be room temperature and ready to use.
Brown sugar – Light or dark brown sugar, I usually mix mine. Sifting the sugar first is best to help remove any hard lumps.
White sugar – White granulated sugar. To avoid hard sugar lumps, sifting the sugars is a good practice.
Vanilla extract – Pure vanilla extract.
Caramel corn – Caramel corn provides some sweet chewy bits inside your cookie.
Red and green M&Ms – M&Ms can also be replaced with semi-sweet chocolate chips or Christmas-colored chocolate chips.
Rice Chex cereal – Use any Chex cereal that is your favorite. I like the wheat variety because it is the crunchiest. Any variety of the Rice Chex cereal would work.
Itty bitty mini pretzels – Mini pretzels, but even tinier. Using regular mini pretzels works just as well. Crushing them a bit first may help them incorporate into the cookie dough better.
*see recipe card for detailed measurements
Supplies you’ll need for Chex Mix Cookies
- Hand Mixer
- Measuring Cups & Spoons
- Cookie scoop
- Large baking sheet
- Silpat or Parchment Paper
- Wire rack
Mix it, Bake it, & Eat it!
Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a large baking sheet with either parchment paper or a Silpat sheet.
In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch. Whisk to combine, then set aside.
Add eggs, yolk, and vanilla extract. On medium-high speed beat to combine.
Add in the flour mixture 1/3 at a time, and mix cookie dough to combine.
Finally add mini pretzels, m&ms, Chex cereal, and caramel corn. Using your hands to mix these in will work best, or use a wooden spoon to stir them in.
Separate the cookie dough into 6 large balls.
Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, or a Silpat.
Bake chex cookies only 3 at a time for 20 minutes.
Cool completely on a cooling rack before serving.
Fun additions to chex mix holiday cookies
Chocolate Chips – Milk or dark chocolate chips would be delicious!
Sprinkles! – Add Christmas sprinkles for an even more festive cookie.
Dried fruit – Dried cranberries would offer a nice tart flavor to balance the salt and sweet.
Surprise center – Wrap your cookie dough around a bar of small chocolate.
Christmas Chex Mix Cookies FAQs
Are Chex Mix cookies baked?
A lot of chex mix type cookies are not baked. This recipe is baked with the yummy ingredients you’d find in a chex mix mixed in.
What can I add to Chex Mix Cookies?
While there is no right or wrong answer as to what you can add to a chex mix cookie. Here are a few of my favorite additions.
- Corn flakes
- Mini marshmallows
- Peanut Butter chips
- Chocolate chips
- Flavored chocolate chips
Tips for Making, Eating, & Storing Chex Cookies
-Make sure ingredients are at room temperature and set out at least 30 minutes before starting your recipe.
-Bake only one cookie sheet at a time. This will result in an even cook.
-Experiment with different inclusions. Let me know in the comments what you mixed into your cookie dough and if you enjoyed the experience.
-This is a very large cookie, you’ll want a nice cold glass of milk with this one. A perfect sharable size.
-Store baked cookies in an airtight container or Ziploc bag to keep them soft and fresh.
-Freeze baked cookies in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Try these other great recipes!
- Easy Nutella No-Bake Cookies
- Easy Butterscotch Cookies No-Bake
- Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Tasty Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies
- Easy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Ladyfinger Dessert Cookies (for Tiramisu)
2 1/4 cup All purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Cornstarch
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 cup Butter, unsalted
3/4 cup Brown sugar
1/2 cup White sugar
1 Egg yolk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3/4 cup Caramel corn
3/4 cup Red and green M&Ms
3/4 cup Wheat Chex cereal
3/4 cup Itty bitty mini pretzels
- Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a large baking sheet with either parchment paper or a Silpat sheet.
- In a medium bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch. Whisk to combine, then set aside.
- In a large bowl add the room temperature butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Using a hand mixer, beat until fluffy and combined.
- Add eggs, yolk, and vanilla extract. Beat to combine.
- Add in the flour mixture 1/3 at a time, and mix cookie dough to combine.
- Finally add mini pretzels, m&ms, Chex cereal, and caramel corn. Using your hands to mix these in will work best.
- Separate the cookie dough into 6 large balls.
- Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, or a Silpat.
- Bake chex cookies only 3 at a time for 20 minutes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 Cookie
- Calories: 806
- Sugar: 59.5 g
- Sodium: 434.4 mg
- Fat: 35.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 117.3 g
- Fiber: 7 g
- Protein: 12.1 g
- Cholesterol: 122.7 mg
Keywords: Christmas Chex Mix Cookie