May 16, 2019

BEST M&M Cookies

BEST M&M Cookies: chewy and soft on the inside, crispy edges and loaded with M&Ms. These M&M cookies are absolutely incredible and kids love them! They taste like true homemade cookies!

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best m&m cookies recipe

There’s just something about a freshly baked and warm cookie that makes you really feel at home. I used to purchase M&M cookies from store and was never really a fan of them. I thought that all M&M cookies taste like that in general. It’s not until I started baking my own and my opinion about these cookies changed completely. So, don’t hurry to compare homemade baked goods to store-bought. Homemade is always better!

What’s so special about these M&M cookies? They are thick, chewy and soft, yet staying crisp around the edges. If you like them extremely chewy, reduce the baking time by 5 minutes.

These cookies are loaded with M&Ms and we love it! The more chocolate, the better. The more color the prettier! These are the perfect snack to enjoy with unsweetened cup of coffee or tea.

mms cookie recipe

Ingredients for M&M Cookies:

The ingredients needed for these M&M cookies are pantry staples that you already have on hand.

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar (light or brown)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Fine salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Mini M&Ms

MM cookies ingredients

Quick Tips for M&M Cookie Recipe

Before you get started, check out few extra simple tips and you’ll have the BEST M&M cookies in no time!

  • Use parchment paper for easy cleanup and no sticking.
  • If your dough turns out too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes before baking.
  • Use a cookie scoop to ensure the M&M cookies are all equal in size.
  • Add extra M&Ms on top of each cookie ball for prettier results.
  • Bake at 325°F to get them soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
  • Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to a week.

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Can You Freeze M&M Cookies?

Absolutely yes! These M&M cookies freeze very well. Let cool completely then seal in a ziploc freezer bag or freezer container and store in freezer for up to 3 months.

how to freeze baked cookies

Can You Freeze M&M Cookie Dough?

Yes! Simply scoop out dough and add to a tray or baking sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes until cookie dough balls have hardened. Then add to a ziploc freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, place cookie balls onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper while oven warms up. Bake them 1-2 minutes longer than usual since the dough was frozen.

freezing cookie dough

How to Make M&M Cookies Recipe

Scroll down for the printable M&M cookie recipe.

  1. Preheat the oven to a 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Using a mixer, cream together unsalted melted butter, fine salt, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  3. Next, add vanilla extract, large egg and egg yolks and mix until combined.
  4. Combine and whisk all-purpose flour and baking soda.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat on low just until combined.
  6. Fold in mini M&Ms.
  7. Scoop cookie dough with a large cookie scoop onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Place extra M&M’s on top of each cookie ball.
  8. Bake M&M cookies for 13-15 minutes, until tops are barely golden.

how to make mm cookies

how to make m&m cookies

how to make mm cookies

Leave cookies on a baking sheet for couple minutes.

m&ms cookie recipe

Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool.

m&m cookies recipe

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BEST M&M Cookies: chewy and soft on the inside, crispy edges and loaded with m&ms. These taste like true homemade cookies! olgainthekitchen.com

BEST M&M Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Servings: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

BEST M&M Cookies: chewy and soft on the inside, crispy edges and loaded with M&Ms. These M&M cookies are absolutely incredible and kids love them! These taste like true homemade cookies!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted (I use Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 2 egg yolks, room temp
  • 1 cup mini M&Ms + 1/4 to top cookies

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to a 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. Using a mixer, cream together 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter, 1/2 tsp fine salt, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup granulated sugar on low-medium speed for about 2 minutes.

  3. Next, add 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 large egg and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined (about 30 seconds).

  4. In a separate bowl, combine and whisk 2 cups all-purpose flour and ½ tsp baking soda. Then add to wet ingredients and beat on low just until combined. Fold in 1 cup mini M&Ms.

  5. Scoop cookie dough with a large cookie scoop onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Place 5 extra M&M’s on top of each cookie ball.

  6. Bake M&M cookies for 13-15 minutes, until tops are barely golden. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool. Serve fresh and warm!

Recipe Notes

  • To freeze cookies: let cookies cool completely then seal in a ziploc freezer bag or freezer container and store in freezer for up to 3 months.  
  • To freeze cookie dough: simply scoop out dough and add to a tray or baking sheet. Freeze for about 30 minutes until cookie dough balls have hardened. Then add to a ziploc bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, place cookie balls onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper while oven warms up. Bake them 1-2 minutes longer than usual since the dough was frozen.
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