BEST M&M cookies

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BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

It’s no secret that I love chocolate chip cookies. They are my weakness. Throw some M&M’s in the mix and I’m in heaven. BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

There’s just something about a warm chocolate chip M&M cookie that reminds me of my childhood. At my school growing up they used to sell M&M cookies on Friday to raise money for the school and it was always such a treat when my mom let me buy one.

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Over the years I have been working on perfecting the perfect ones, and these are in my opinion, the BEST M&M cookies! What makes them so yummy? They are thick and chewy, yet super soft on the inside while staying crisp around the edges. They also have the perfect ratio of chocolate chip to M&M’s. The more chocolate the better, right? ;)

How to make the best M&M cookies:

BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

You can find the printable recipe below, but I wanted to share some of my tips before you get started baking.

  • Refrigerate the dough, to help them stay thick and chewy
  • Add extra M&M’s on top once they dough balls have been formed
  • Bake at 375°F to get them crispy around the edges, yet keeping them soft inside
  • Allow the cookies to set on the pan for 2-3 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack

BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

Mmm… now who could resist a big stack of these cookies? Certainly not me!BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

BEST M&M cookies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 271 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

These M&M cookies are delectable. Exactly what the title says, the BEST.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M’s plus more for tops if desired.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, using a mixer, cream together the butter and sugars for 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and stir mix just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s. Refrigerate dough for 15 to 30 minutes if time allows.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop (about 3 Tablespoons), scoop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place extra M&M’s on the top of the cookies if desired.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are barely golden brown. Allow cookies to set on pan for 2 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack.
  6. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
BEST M&M cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Potassium 36mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Sugars 25g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 3.3%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

We love to make different variations of these for all the holidays. For some reason, the holiday M&M’s just taste better. IS IT JUST ME? I feel like I’ve had a conversation about this with a few friends and we all agree.BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

We made these red white and blue cookies for the 4th of July and the everyone loved them!

BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

Enjoy!

BEST M&M cookies- super soft, chewy, crispy edges and full of chocolate! Taste like they came straight from a bakery!

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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39 comments on “BEST M&M cookies”

  1. This home-made M&M cookies look really delicious. I would try this recipe out.

  2. Hi – is there any harm to letting the dough stay in the fridge an extra hour or two before cooking?

  3. Can these be made ahead and frozen?

  4. I just tried these and these are truly the BEST m&m cookies. Thanks for the recipe. I did bake them at 350 for 10 minutes instead of 375-I think my oven is off, but this was perfect!

  5. do i have to use chocolate chips

  6. Hands down the best chocolate chip m&m cookie! My husband raved about how good they were and compared them to be better than subway cookies! :-) Delicious!

  7. my daughters secondary school do these. she wanted to make them! she said that at school they’re delicious! so we thought we should make some. hopefully they should come out ok! XoXoXo

  8. This recipe is fantastic! The best Chocolate chip cookie recipe I have ever found! I made a double batch and they were gone in a week!

  9. I’ve been baking for years and have been making chocolate chip cookies for most of them. I tried this because I thought my grandkids would like the colorful M & M’s. Anyway, these may be the best cookies I have EVER made. Hard to imagine that they would be that special but trust me when I say they are. Thanks for a great recipe.!!!

  10. Hi i want try these can i just add one cup brown sugar with out the other i want make these on the weekend thank u

  11. Made these and they are amazing can’t wait to have an excuse to bake them again! This ones definitely going in the recipe box (: thanks for sharing

  12. These cookies are awesome & my kids loved them! I like how they are both chewy & crispy. The only thing I did different was, I used salted butter & then I omitted the salt in the recipe. I also baked an additional 5-10 minutes. I am definitely making these again! Thank You! :)

  13. Did you use the mini M&Ms or the regular size?

  14. This is a great recipe. The cookies are amazing. I am going to do a cookie and candy bar at my son’s graduation. These will definitely be in the list of cookies I am making.

  15. I am making them right now. Wish me luck. Love your positive attitude. 

    Eileen 

  16. Julia Valencia Reply

    Really really tasty, easy M&M cookies! My 4-year-old loved helping (and by helping I mean mostly eating chocolate chips, M&M’s, and cookie dough) and he said they’re super yummy! Me and the hubby love them too. Very glad I stumbled on this recipe; I’ll definitely be making them again!

  17. Isabella Cuchini Reply

    This recipe was perfect. Brought them to a party and they were gone in seconds!

  18. Do you use milk chocolate or semi-sweet for your chocolate chips in this recipe? I will be making some for a 4th of July party. Thanks!

  19. How many cookies does 1 batch make I have a 4th of July party tomorrow and I need to make like 100 cookies

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