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Chocolate M&M Cookies

Chocolate M&M Cookies – Super thick, chewy, and soft chocolate cookies studded with lots of mini M&M’s.

chocolate m&m cookies on a plate

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. And maybe some Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies to cap it all off.

chocolate m&m cookies on a pan

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! Something about M&M’s get me every time!  White Chocolate M&M Fudge is irristitble.

chocolate m&m cookies on a pan

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 Taco Pasta salad and these chocolate M&M cookies for dessert?  Sounds like a great Sunday afternoon to me.

chocolate m&m cookies on a pan

Yield: 24

Chocolate M&M Cookies

chocolate m&m cookies on a plate

Chocolate M&M Cookies - Super thick, chewy, and soft chocolate cookies studded with lots of mini M&M's.

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


  • 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

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 115Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 2g

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

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Tuesday 6th of April 2021

I was excited about this recipe and the cookies looked great coming out of the oven. Unfortunately, as they sat on the pan to cool they quickly sunk to flat, disappointing looking things. The taste was fine, but they just didn't look like the plump cookies I imagined.

Erin S

Tuesday 6th of April 2021

You may try chilling your dough next time, or adding a little bit more flour (1/4 cup will make for thicker cookies).


Monday 19th of December 2016

How many cookies does this recipe yield?

Erin S

Monday 19th of December 2016

About 3 dozen, depending on the size of your cookies.


Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

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 :)


Saturday 25th of May 2013

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

Erin S

Sunday 26th of May 2013

Thanks, I am so glad you liked them!

aimee @ like mother like daughter

Tuesday 14th of May 2013

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

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