M&M Cookies


Classic M&M Cookies are chewy, soft, and super chocolate-y

Classic M&M Cookies – soft, chewy, and super chocolate-y

Classic M&M Cookies - soft, chewy, and super chocolate-y

The kids don’t have school here today.  Not really sure why, but I will take the day with my favorite 2nd grader. I think we might bake some muffins together and go to the library.  Sounds like a busy day, huh :)

Do you have days where you just need a cookie?  I have those kind of days.  That is why more days that not you can find cookie dough in my freezer.  Ready to just bake a few fresh cookies.  M&M cookies have always been a favorite in my family.  Not sure why they better than just plain chocolate chip, but I guess adding more chocolate is never a bad thing.  As you will see, my M&M cookies aren’t only M&M.  They have chocolate chips in there too!

These are a staple at our house over the holidays.  Often times they are the first baked right around Thanksgiving, and they are the kick off to the holiday season.  I am really not ready for the holiday season, but I just had to share these with you.  They are super simple, but oh so good!  And with all the colored M&M’s out there, you can make them fit with whatever seasonal party or get together you are doing.

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A classic M&M cookie, with a little extra chocolate thrown in for good measure.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cup M&M's (plain)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the butter, shortening, sugar and brown sugar until well combined. Mix in the vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until well mixed. Using a spatula fold in chocolate chips and 1 cup M&M's.
  3. Scoop small balls of dough (about golf ball size) onto a baking sheet. Top each cookie with a few M&M's. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool slightly on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack



  1. These cookies look so good, Erin! I think I know what I’m baking next :)

  2. Fun! m&ms rarely last long enough here to ever make it into cookies. I try but it never works lol

  3. My sweet cravings are most often for cookies!! These look so yummy!

  4. These look PHENOMENAL!!

  5. M&M cookies are perfect for any occasion!!

  6. Your cookies look amazing! I love M&M’s in my cookies, they add a nice crunch!!

  7. These cookies are just FUN! I mean, who would not smile if you handed them a plate of these…. I would do a happy dance. YUM!

  8. I like to have a cookie most days. M&M are my favorite. I love that you add chocolate chips too. I love even more that you add 1 1/2 cups of M&Ms. I always think people skimp out on them. The more the better if you ask me. Hope you had a fun day.

  9. I definitely know those days where I just need a cookie. But if I always had dough in my freezer, they’d happen way too often! Love the extra m&m’s in this version :)

  10. I think having “cookie days” is part of being female…or maybe just human hehe. These look delicious, Erin! So chocolatey and colorful

  11. You must have read my mind, I was just thinking about making some m&m cookies, my family loves them.

  12. There is just something about an M&M cookie that makes my heart melt. Looks fantastic Erin.

  13. We had nice weather here today, but tomorrow’s a different story. It’s going to be rainy…so these cookies will be perfect for staying indoors!

  14. I can never resist an M&M cookie! Something about them always calls to me, even more than just a plain chocolate chip cookie. I could so go for a few of these today :)

  15. A day off already? That’s nice! :)

    I love love love M&M cookies. They remind me of grocery store cookies which I used to be obsessed with. Weird, I know.

    These look great!

  16. M+M cookies are one of my all-time favorite cookies + yours look just wonderful. I’d love one right now!

  17. What a classic and tasty cookie! Love all of the pretty colors. Yummy!!!

  18. I love color, and this is precisely what makes M&M cookies so perfectly brilliant. Can’t wait to try them.

  19. I LOVE a good chewy M&M cookie. These are so bright and fun. Love them!

  20. More chocolate is never ever a bad thing and these cookies would disappear in no time around here!

  21. This is such a fun way to make cookies! I love the idea of M&Ms in my cookies!

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