Chocolate M&M Cookies


Chocolate M&M Cookies | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

It is Friday, are you ready for the weekend?  Do you have something special planned for Mom on Sunday?  I sent my Mom and MIL special gifts in the mail this week.  As for our house, I leave that up to the boys.  Usually my husband does a great job of doing something special for me on Mother’s Day.  Last year we went mini-golfing, he made breakfast and lunch for us, and then we all made homemade pasta for dinner.  Personally, I don’t need much.  Doing the dishes, and cooking a meal is perfect in my book.

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Chocolate M&M Cookies | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

So…I made cookies.  Seriously, soft, chewy, and chocolate-y cookies.  My 8 year old declared them his new favorite cookie.  Even with trying to eat healthier, I couldn’t keep out of these.  It was a really good thing I was taking them to school for all of the teachers to enjoy, or I would have eaten the entire batch!  I might have a will power issue, just a small one!

Chocolate M&M Cookies | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

If you are still wondering what to do for Mother’s Day, these chocolate M&M cookies would be great to whip up.  They come together very quickly, and are super easy!  Or Mom’s, you can just make them on your own, so you know there will be a sweet treat in store for you :)  A picnic lunch, with these cookies for dessert?  Sounds like a great Sunday afternoon to me.

Chocolate M&M Cookies | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Yields 2

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbls milk
  • 1 cup mini M&M's, plus 1/4 cup for the top


  1. In a stand mixer, cream the butter for 20 seconds. Add the sugars, and cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla, mix until combined. Mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. The dough should be pretty thick. Using a spatula, mix in the milk. Stir in 1 cup of mini M&M's.
  2. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. The longer it chills, the thicker the cookies will be!
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop golf ball sized balls of dough into a baking sheet. Press a few mini M&M's into the top of each ball of dough.
  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes. The cookies will be done on the edges, but appear underdone in the center. Let the cookies cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  5. Store in an air tight container for up to a week


Slightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction


My little helper thought the M&M’s needed to be arranged better :)

Chocolate M&M Cookies | Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts



  1. Happy Mother’s Day weekend. I’m glad your little guy loved my cookie recipe so much!

  2. I totally forgot and didn’t have time to send more than cards to my step mom and mom. But hey at least I did that much!

  3. Lora @cakeduchess says:

    Those little helpers always try to sneak in and “help”…so cute! Great cookie recipe. I hope you have a beautiful Mother’s Day, Erin. xx

  4. These look so good, love the M&M addition!

  5. Love love love! mmmm that chocolate is so pretty!

  6. Wow Erin! These cookies look awesome and I’m sure my little nephews will love this. Thanks for sharing & have a Happy Mothers Day!

  7. Just printed this up. I only have peanut butter M&M’s handy. Will try those in the cookies. Thank you for the recipe! Have a good weekend!

  8. These look absolutely perfect! I want one right now! :)

  9. OMG – these cookies! I want one!!! Happy Mother’s Day :) xx

  10. M&M’s are my weakness … these cookies look so tasty!

  11. I am really craving a chocolatey cookie right about now! I might just have to go and make some!

  12. Yay for chocolaty cookies! :)

  13. These cookies are mouthwatering! I bet they did not last long around your house. My hubby adores m&m’s, so these would be perfect for him. Pinning!!

  14. Wouldn’t it be great to go to the candy store and get M&M’s in your mom’s favorite color? These look delicious. So soft. I wish I had some this instant.

  15. Whoa, Erin. These pictures are awesome! :) The M&M cookies look amazing and love how you just pressed them on top. Will try that next time!

  16. Saw these on Pinterest and yes. I need them.

  17. Oh man, there’s nothing to not like about these! M&M cookies are my favorite, I cannot resist them :) I have a ton of mini M&M’s in my pantry, these are happening soon!

  18. Happy Mother’s Day! These cookies are way cute! Bet they are tasty, too!

  19. Happy Mother’s Day! These look amazing — will definitely be making them soon!

    Love your blog — I nominated it for a Liebster Award!

  20. I just made these and they turned out horrible….they totally flatten out when I took them out. Not sure what happened. Pretty disappointed.

    • I am sorry the recipe didn’t work out for you. Did you chill the dough? I have a horrible time with thick cookies living at altitude, but this recipe has worked great for me, twice.

      • stephanie gabrhel says:

        Erin….I did chill it….I thought maybe I made to big but made smaller ones and the same happened. Do u thi k it was maybe the baking soda?

        • Baking soda does go bad, so if yours was old that could have been an issue. I buy the smallest container of baking soda I can, because they say you should replace it every 6 months. Did you include the milk? I got the recipe from a friend and she has had great success with the recipe as well – so I really wonder what happened!

  21. 100% sold on these! M&M cookies are big in our house. Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Your cookies are so pretty with the chocolate and pops of bright colors from the candies!!! Such a fun cookie to bake and share 😉

  23. These cookies look delicious, simple and so fun! Hope you had a nice mother’s day!

  24. yum! i love cookies with m&ms so much, and the chocolate base? these look amazing!

  25. There were awesome and so chewy! Thanks so much for the recipe.

  26. Delicious and pretty! I tried to make with white chocolates and they didn’t turn ok on the oven! But i highly recommend this recipe. My version here :)


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