M&M Cookies Recipe

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This is a classic recipe everyone should have! M&M cookies are perfect to make with seasonal candies for every holiday.

These are just as delicious and easy as our Reese’s Pieces pumpkin cookies. Make a big batch and eat them all week long.

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Cookies are the perfect things to eat after school, give away as a host gift, or eat as a late-night snack. These M&M cookies are a lot of fun to make with your kids. Turn on some fun music and make some memories together.

Bird's eye view of a plate of homemade cookies with M&Ms.

How To Make M&M Cookies

If you’re searching for an easy cookie recipe to make with kids, then this is the perfect one! It’s just as easy to make as chocolate chip cookies.

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I have this cookie recipe memorized, which is nice when I need to make a quick dessert or share it with my friends and family. I like to change it up a lot by switching up the traditional chocolate chips of course.

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What You Need:

Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking tray
  • Parchment paper (optional)
Bird's eye view of a plate of homemade cookies with M&Ms

Ingredients Needed:

  • Butter, softened
  • Brown sugar, packed
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Milk chocolate M&Ms
Bird's eye view of a plate of homemade cookies with M&Ms.

M&M Cookies Tips

The entire recipe is in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I have some tips that will help you make the most amazing cookies the first time.

Use Seasonal M&Ms

I used regular M&Ms, but these cookies will taste (and look) amazing with any of these options:

  • Orange and White candies for fall
  • Espresso Dark Chocolate
  • Red & Green candies for winter/holidays
  • Red, White, Pink for Valentine’s Day
  • Green and White for Saint Patrick’s Day

Drizzle Them With Chocolate

For a little extra taste and design, drizzle some white or milk chocolate on top. You could even melt the chocolate and dip the cookies into the chocolate. Talk about delicious!

Make Ice Cream Sandwiches

Allow your favorite flavor of ice cream to soften a bit and then add a little scoop of it in between two cookies. It’s delicious all year long, even in the winter!

If you want to make it taste more like hot chocolate, use whipped cream instead of ice cream.

Freeze The Cookies

These cookies are freezer-friendly! Freezing the cookies will help them last longer. Freeze the cookies for up to six months.

To freeze them, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer. (Add some parchment paper to the baking sheet first). Then freeze the cookies for an hour or two. Once they are completely frozen, remove the cookies and put them in a freezer-safe resealable food storage bag.

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M&M Cookies

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These M&M Cookies are a real treat, using America's favorite chocolate-covered candy!

SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Mix the sugars and butter until creamy.
  • Combine your eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Mix in your flour and baking soda until you have a thick dough.
  • Fold in your M&M’s.
  • Form your dough into golf ball sized balls, lightly press them down and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • They’re soft and chewy and oh so good!
Author: Carrie Ypma
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