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M&M Cookies

M&M Cookies

These M&M Cookies have everything my cookie loving heart desires. I love my cookies to be soft, I mean if you give me a crunchy or crispy cookie, I’ll eat it but it’s not going to go into my book of all-time favorite cookies, like these soft and chewy M&M Cookies.

Not only are they soft but they are loaded with M&Ms, making them even better. I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie base, if you haven’t made my chocolate chip cookies, you need to because they are one of my most popular recipes! I guarantee these cookies will be your all-time favorite cookies too, especially one that’s still warm out of the oven!

M&M Cookies


 DO NOT OVER MIX COOKIE DOUGH: With almost all my cookie recipes, I always make sure to remind you to not OVERMIX  the cookie dough. Meaning, when you mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, only mix them together until just combined…you should still see some flour in your mixing bowl.

SCOOPING THE BATTER: I always use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop but if you don’t have a cookie scoop you can use a 1 Tablespoon measuring spoon. Each cookie dough ball has “2 scoops” of cookie dough, meaning that each cookie dough ball is 2 Tablespoons in size. In my opinion, this is the perfect sized cookie.

And to make it super easier for you to learn how to scoop the perfect cookie, I created a step-by-step guide on How To Scoop The Perfect Cookie 

MAKE THEM PRETTY: When they come out of the oven, I like to press 4 to 5 M&M candies on top of each cookie to make them pretty. But it’s totally optional, the cookies will taste just as good without pressing M&Ms on top of each cookie!



M&M Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups M&Ms
  • additional M&Ms, for topping


PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 370F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

STEP 1: Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium size bowl. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract until combined.

STEP 3: Add eggs one at a time, mixing between each egg.

STEP 4: Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!

STEP 5: Using a spatula, stir in M&Ms until combined.

STEP 6: Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls about 2 Tablespoons each and place onto prepared baking sheet.

STEP 7: Bake for 10 minutes, rotate baking sheet clockwise and bake for additional 4-5 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

STEP 8: Immediately after taking cookies out of the oven, place additional M&Ms on top of cookies, and let cool for 5 minutes on baking sheet before moving them to a wire rack.

* Freezing the cookie dough: Roll the dough into balls and place them in an airtight container. You can freeze the cookie dough for up to 2 months. Once your ready to bake them, place frozen cookie dough balls onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes.

* Storing the cookies: Cookies will stay fresh for up to 7 days in an airtight container, stored at room temperature.


15 Responses to “M&M Cookies”

  1. googlemail — December 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Yummy… It’s absolutely delicious!

  2. Roxy — May 5, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Made these last night! Turned out GREAT! Best cookies I’ve made in awhile!

  3. Emma — March 21, 2016 at 2:28 am

    These look delicious! i will have to try it soon!

  4. Susan — March 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks for this delicious m&m cookies recipe! but it’s not easy to make forme :(((( 

  5. Nora — February 8, 2016 at 10:06 am

    it certainly could not be faster or easier to make. I highly recommend it to everyone. Thanks for this delicious m&m cookies recipe!

  6. angela moses — January 20, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    LOVE THESE!!!! Easy and yummy! 5 stars!

  7. Frances J. Gonzales — December 6, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Thank you very much for sharing your great recipe! I love soft cookies just like you so this recipe is very helpful for me. But I may try white chocolate chip or maybe jam… I guess. But it will be still awesome because your recipe for cookie base is really great. And also thank you for your tips, they are very interesting and useful!”

  8. Dr. Farber — November 9, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    These M&M cookies are always very tasty and cute looking and so, very much in craze among my kids and their friends, lovely post.

  9. Melissa @ Oil Diffuser — July 7, 2015 at 6:11 am

    the cautions are very helpful while making the dough and baking the cookie, and yes, it is buttery soft inside, yummy one.

  10. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 12, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I love a good old fashioned M&M cookie! These are so perfect! 

  11. Stephanie @ smothered in flour — June 11, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    m&m cookies have stolen my heart. I was a sugar cookie girl. But slowly my heart has melted and opened to m&m. I went to dinner and they gave a free dessert and they didn`t have m&m so I had to settle for a chocolate chip cookie. I still haven`t made your chocolate chip cookies but I think these are going to have to be first. I can`t wait to make them tomorrow.

  12. Medha @ Whisk & Shout — June 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    These cookies are absolutely my weakness… what is it about them that makes me so so happy I will never know but I love the look of these! Pinning!

  13. Jennifer @ Oil Diffuser — June 11, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    It is so amazing. My kids love M&M. I think when I make it, ly kids will be happy to enjoy it and they will love me more 🙂

  14. Anna @ Sunny Side Ups — June 11, 2015 at 11:32 am

    These look so delicious!! My 2 obsessions in life = M&Ms and cookies! It’s a double threat when the 2 get paired together! 🙂

  15. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — June 11, 2015 at 6:46 am

    These are perfect. M&Ms have a special place in my heart. They got me through some rough college days. Now I can enjoy them inside of a cookie masterpiece. 🙂

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