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Overly Loaded Christmas Cookies Recipe – Easy Cookie Mix Hack

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1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch
1/2 cup green and red M&M’s candy-coated milk chocolate candies
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup coarsely crushed mini pretzel twists
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 tablespoons green, red and white candy sprinkles
(see my tips below)

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1:  Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper.

2:  In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in remaining ingredients.

3:  Drop dough by rounded 2 tablespoonfuls on cookie sheets 2 inches apart. Flatten a bit with the back of a spoon.

4:  Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Cool 2 minutes then remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store covered in airtight container.

Darlene’s Tips: Want to change the ingredients?  You can!  Use any flavor cookie mix and add up to 1½ cups total of candies or crunchies of your choice. Create the wildest mix ever!

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