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These M&M Cookies are soft and chewy with crispy edges and loads of chocolate chips and M&Ms! Perfect for any holiday or weekend baking project!

And if you want to add some variety to your cookie stash, try these Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, these Carmelitas (The Best Cookies Known to Man!), or these Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies! They are all favorites here.

If there is one recipe that everyone needs to perfect, it’s that perfect cookie recipe. These M&M Cookies can be adapted for any holiday using seasonal M&M’s. They also freeze perfectly which makes them the perfect treat for enjoying later, too!

m&m cookies on wire rack

M&M Cookies

Everyone has their own way of making M&M Cookies, but these right here are my perfect cookie.

They are soft in the center and chewy on the edges, with a good amount of chocolate chips and M&M’s in the batter, and a sprinkling of M&M’s pressed into the top of the cookies as they come out of the oven.

Adding M&M’s to the top of the cookies after they are baked allows us to get that perfect M&M to cookie ratio, but they also look pretty and won’t crack like they would if we added them to the top before baking.

Want to get more creative?

Try making a design with your M&M’s, spelling out first initials, using favorite colors, or making smiley faces. This is a fun way to get the kids involved, too!

M&m cookie dough

How to make M&M Cookies:

These M&M Cookies start with The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever!

Once you’ve found the perfect cookie base, why change it??

To these soft and chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies we add an absurb amount of M&M’s, which is the only way, right??

  1. Start by creaming your butter and sugars — make sure your butter is room temperature, as it will make this job a lot easier!
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth
  3. Add in your dry ingredients, and beat just until combined. If it becomes too tough to do this with an electric mixer, a wooden spoon will do the trick!
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.
  5. Scoop or roll into balls and bake — but not too long! Over baking cookies will result in dry and tough cookies, instead of soft and chewy ones.
  6. When you remove the cookies from the oven, press additional M&M candies into the top of the cookies while they are warm. Let cool slightly before removing from the pan to cool completely.

m&M cookies overhead

How to store M&M Cookies:

You can store these M&M Cookies in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 week, but I doubt they’ll last that long!

You can also freeze these cookies for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.

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M&M Cookies

By: Ashley Fehr
These M&M Cookies are soft and chewy with crispy edges and loads of chocolate chips and M&Ms! Perfect for any holiday or weekend baking project!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies


  • Baking Sheet
  • Medium Sized Bowl
  • 1 Inch Cookie Scoop
  • Cooling Rack



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper (optional but recommended!)
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl cream together cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and beat until fluffy.
  • Add in flour, baking soda, and salt and beat until combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips and M&M's and stir in by hand.
  • Using a 1 inch cookie scoop, scoop out the dough and drop onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until almost set through the center -- they'll look a little glossy and that's okay.
  • Remove from oven and let cool several minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool.


Calories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 292IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg

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

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Ashley Fehr

Ashley loves all kinds of food: easy, healthy dinners, extravagant desserts, baked goods, and homemade breads! She believes in enjoying everything in moderation and strives to find ways to make her favorite foods a little healthier (including sneaking in those veggies occasionally!)

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  1. Fantastic recipe! My new all time fav and gonna be a classic go to for us. Better than the majority of m n m cookies out there.
    We needed to go 14- 16 min and let sit in open oven for another 2 min and they were perfect. We have a gas oven. We had pale cookies with the soft center inside and cookies remained crisp and form on outside and soft on inside for next 3 days.