I know, I know, technically these are not a cookie. I can not leave these out though because they are so darn good! I made them last year too, but tweaked the recipe to make it gluten free and used different candy.
Small circle pretzels (I used gluten free pretzel twists)
peppermint kisses (I used regular kisses and rolos)
red and green m&m's. (the holiday kind were out, so I had to get red and green the old fashion way, separate colors! ;)
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or use a nonstick pan. Put down the pretzel and then the kiss in the middle - throw in the oven (325 degrees) for a few minutes. Once you see the top of the kiss start to melt take them out, I have learned the hard way that if you leave them in too long they will never melt and instead get really weird. Once they are out very quickly place the m&m on the top in the middle using it to squish the kiss to fit the pretzel. When they are all done out them in the fridge for about 5 minutes to cool and viola! These are so cutesy holiday and you can freeze them which makes them even better :)
**I put mine outside instead of the fridge and it worked just fine!
**Check back today at 5:00pm to see the last holiday treat I made this season!