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Valentine M&M Cookies

Soft and chewy Valentine M&M cookies filled with gooey chocolate in every bite. This recipe is easy, festive, delicious and the perfect way to celebrate your Valentine!

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Valentine’s Day Cookies with M&M’s

Food is my love language, so when Valentine’s Day rolls around each year, I’m all about gifts from the kitchen. And there’s no better way to show love to your Valentine than with a sweet, soft, chewy, rich, chocolate-filled M&M cookie. The best gift ever!

These Valentine’s Day cookies with M&M’s are adapted from my favorite M&M cookie recipe with a simple swap of regular M&M candies for the pink and red Valentine variety. And I have to say, the simple swap made the cookies so cute and festive!

These cookies are easy to make and are ready to eat in a little under 30 minutes. They have crisp edges with a soft center and have chocolate chips and M&M’s in every bite. They’re great for gift giving and are one of the yummiest Valentine’s Day desserts out there!

cookie dough with valentine m&m's

Baking Tips

  • Measuring your flour correctly is key to a solid cookie. Adding too much flour causes the texture to become dry and crumbly, while not adding enough can cause them to become flat, crisp and brittle. Learn how to measure flour accurately with the spoon and level technique for best results.
  • For thick cookies, chilling the dough for a bit. It gives them a thick and chewy texture so that your cookies don’t spread as easily while they bake. If I have the time, I usually let my dough chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Another trick for thicker cookies is to add in 1-2 teaspoons of cornstarch with the flour. You can also add an extra 2 Tablespoons of flour for even thicker.
  • Press extra M&M’s onto the tops for a prettier cookie. You can do this right before baking, or right after the cookies are out of the oven. Either way works great and adds an extra pop up color (and chocolate) to your cookies! If your cookies spread at all while cooking use a spatula right when they come out of the even to press in the edges to form a circle.

Variations

Instead of cookies, use this same recipe to make M&M cookie bars. The sweet and rich flavor is still the same, but served in the shape of thick bars instead. The bars do take a little more time to bake, however the end result is just as delicious!

You can also make mini M&M cookies for a smaller bite. Use mini M&M’s and a small cookie scoop to make them the perfect miniature size!

valentine m&m cookies on baking sheet

How to Freeze Valentine M&M Cookies

After the cookies have baked and cooled, they will stay fresh at room temperature in an airtight container or bag for up to 3 days. You may also freeze the baked cookies for up to 3 months or check out my best tips for how to freeze cookie dough before baking.

Switch It Up!

Feel free to use any type of holiday M&M’s in this recipe. Whether it’s Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, or these 4th of July cookies or M&M Christmas cookies, this recipe works great for any time of the year!

close up of valentine m&m cookie

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Valentine M&M Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Author: Jamielyn Nye
Soft and chewy Valentine M&M cookies filled with gooey chocolate in every bite. This recipe is easy, festive, delicious and the perfect way to celebrate your Valentine!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar , packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour , spooned and leveled
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips , more if desired
  • 1 cup Valentine M&M’s , more for tops if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with beaters. Mix for 1-2 minutes, or until creamy and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix just until combined.
    cookie dough mixed in bowl
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt and mix just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.
    cookie dough with valentine m&m's
  • Using a large cookie scoop (about 3 Tablespoons), scoop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place any extra chocolate chips or M&M’s on the top of the cookies if desired.
    cookie dough balls with valentine m&m's
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until the edges are barely golden brown. Allow cookies to set on pan for 2-3 minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack.
    valentine m&m cookies on baking parchment paper

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Notes

Thicker cookies: This is more of a thin cookie, if you prefer a thicker cookie add a Tablespoon or two of extra flour. You could also add in a teaspoon of cornstarch with the flour. 
Storage: Store once cooled in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Remove from freezer and hour before ready to serve or microwave for 10 to 15 seconds.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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stack of valentine m&m cookies

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