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M&M Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Skip the store-bought cookie dough squares today, and instead, make these irresistibly good M&M Peanut Butter Cookies! They’re rich with peanut butter flavor and even have tasty little peanut butter chips spread throughout. Of course, my favorite part may just be the gooey chocolatey M&M’s!

Cookies are presented in a stack on a white plate next to a glass of milk.

M&M Peanut Butter Cookies

I feel like every time I walk through the dairy section at the grocery store, I see new and exciting cookie dough flavors. Don’t get me wrong – I love indulging in that store-bought dough as much as the next gal! However, once baked, none of those brands can hold a candle to homemade cookies. Especially these peanut butter and chocolatey cookies!

Little kids, grandparents, and everyone in between loves these M&M peanut butter cookies! Between the rich peanut butter flavor and bites of candy coated chocolate, there’s nothing not to love about these delicious cookies. They’re also easy to make, which is a huge plus! With simple ingredients and minimal steps, there’s no reason you shouldn’t treat yourself to a batch of these bad boys. 

These cookies also turn out perfect not just in flavor, but in texture, too. I love how soft and fluffy they are! While sometimes I do enjoy crispier, flatter cookies, I really fall head over heels for these soft peanut butter pillows. They’re thick, dense cookies that are decadent without being over the top indulgent. Between the sweet peanut butter and chocolate flavors and the soft consistency, there’s nothing not worth craving about these cookies!

The ingredients for the cookies are placed on a white surface.

M&M Peanut Butter Cookies Ingredients 

  • FLOUR: 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • BAKING SODA: 2 tsp baking soda
  • SALT: just a pinch
  • VANILLA EXTRACT: 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • EGGS: 1 large eggs
  • MILK: 1 tbsp milk
  • PEANUT BUTTER: 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • SHORTENING: 1 cup shortening
  • SUGAR: 1 cup granulated sugar
  • BROWN SUGAR: 1 cup brown sugar
  • MINI CHOCOLATE CHIPS: 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • PEANUT BUTTER CHIPS: 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • M&Ms: 1 cup M&Ms

The dry ingredients are mixed in a glass bowl.

How to Make M&M Peanut Butter Cookies

PREPARE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet. Set aside. 

MIX: In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

Wet ingredients have been whisked in a glass bowl.

BEAT: In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla together. Set aside. 

Chocolate chips and M&Ms have been added to a glass bowl filled with cookie dough.

COMBINE: In a large mixing bowl using a hand or stand mixer, mix peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Then, add the wet and dry mixtures until everything is well combined. 

STIR: Here’s the fun part! Stir in the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and M&Ms. 

Cookie dough balls are spread out on a prepared baking sheet.

BAKE: Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes.

Cookies are cooling on a wire rack.

COOL OFF: Remove cookies from the oven. Leave on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to the baking rack to cool completely. 

A stack of cookies is presented on a plain white surface.

Variations to Try:

  • Feel free to have fun with the M&Ms! For example, if it’s around a certain holiday, buy whatever themed M&Ms are available and use those. When made with red and green M&Ms, these make perfect cookie exchange cookies for Christmas parties!
  • If you really love that tasty peanut flavor, toss in a small handful of roasted peanuts to the dough. It’s a great way to add more peanut flavor and crunchy texture. 
  • When it comes to the mini chocolate chips, pick whatever kind of chocolate you prefer. Milk chocolate chips are my personal favorite for this recipe, but semi sweet and dark mini chocolate chips both work as well. 

A stack of cookies is placed in front of a jug of milk.

I’ve been a cookie baking fiend lately! If you love homemade cookies as much as I do, then you definitely need to whip up a batch of Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies! And if you like the classics, then check out my tried and true recipes for Chewy Oatmeal Cookies and the BEST Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

M&M Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
Yield: 12 Cookies

M&M Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup M&Ms

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet. Set aside. 
    2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, beat eggs, milk and vanilla together. Set aside. 
    4. In a large mixing bowl using a hand or stand mixer, mix peanut butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy.
    5. Add egg mixture and mix until combined.
    6. Add flour mixture and mix until combined.
    7. Stir in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and M&Ms.
    8. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes.
    9. Remove cookies from the oven. Leave on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to the baking rack to cool completely. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 760Total Fat: 41gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 389mgCarbohydrates: 89gFiber: 4gSugar: 57gProtein: 13g

peanut butter chocolate chip cookies with M&Ms

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2 comments on “M&M Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe”

  1. My kids coudn’t stop eating these cookies!! They are so good!

  2. Peanut butter cookies are my favourite and what a great way to change them up by adding cute M&Ms! These were delicious!!

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