Chocolate M&M Cookies

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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

chocolate m&m cookies on a plate
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate M&M Cookies

By Erin
Chocolate M&M Cookies - Super thick, chewy, and soft chocolate cookies studded with lots of mini M&M's.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 24


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


  • 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.
  • Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes. The longer it chills, the thicker the cookies will be!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Store in an air tight container for up to a week



Slightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction


Serving: 1g | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 115
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My little helper thought the M&M’s needed to be arranged better 🙂

chocolate m&m cookies on a pan

About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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

  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

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

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

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

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

    1. 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.

      1. 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?

      2. 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!