Giant M&M Cookies

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Giant M&M cookies are chewy and delicious. They are basically happiness in cookie form and filled to the brim with M&Ms!

These M&M Cookies are sure to be a hit any party or function. They’re also great to change up with seasonal M&Ms to fit any theme or color! For more cookie fun try Chocolate Covered Oreos, Monster Cookies, and the BEST Sugar Cookies.

A stack of large m&m cookies on a white plate

They’re GINORMOUS + Delicious!

We are big fans of M&Ms at our hoUse. They are so fun and colorful, and a perfect chocolatey snack. Nothing is better than combining these sweet coated candies with a chewy cookie base…and making it giant!

These delish cookies can’t help but bring a smile to your face. They are festive and oh so yummy. We love to shake things up by using holiday M&Ms to coordinate with the current holiday or occasion. You can also take the flavor profile up a notch by adding flavored M&Ms such as peanut butter, or my fave…almond!

The possibilities are endless, and so are the smiles. These giant morsels are sure to please the masses and brighten any day.

Mixing m&m's into cookie dough using a stand mixer

How to Make Giant M&M Cookies

PREP. Preheat oven to 350.

DOUGH. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add flour mixture to the we mixture and mix until dough forms. Use hands if needed.

(Note: Use softened butter and room temperature eggs. They’ll mix into the other ingredients more easily when they are at room temperature.)

M&M’S. Mix in 1 cup of mini M&Ms. (Note: Use seasonally colored M&Ms to coordinate with holidays or change the flavors by using different flavors of M&M to the top of the cookies. Some yummy flavors include peanut butter, mint, white chocolate.)  

SCOOP. Use large cookie scoop, and make a heaping scoop of cookie dough onto your baking sheet. Top with extra mini M&Ms and regular M&Ms.

BAKE. Bake large cookies for 10-13 minutes and small cookies for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are golden. Centers should be soft and puffy. Let cool and enjoy!

Balls of m&m cookie dough on a baking sheet

Storing + Making Ahead

Make ahead dough: you can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer. 

  • Fridge: Roll the dough in a log and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. 
  • Freezer: you can freeze the dough in log form (wrap with plastic then skin with aluminum foil) or you can form dough balls. If you’re forming dough bake you’ll want to flash freeze them on a baking sheet belt transferring them to a freezer Ziploc. Freeze dough for up to 3 months. Allow dough to thaw a bit before baking. 

Storage: store cooled cookies in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Stick a piece of white bread in the container to help keep the cookies soft and chewy. You can also freeze the baked cookies for up to 3 months. 

Big m&m cookies stacked on a white plate

For more M&M recipes, try:

Giant Chewy M&M Cookies Recipe

5 from 4 votes

Giant M&M cookies are chewy and delicious. They are basically happiness in cookie form.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 232 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup mini M&Ms
  • 1 cup M&Ms regular

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

  2. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugars until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

  4. Slowly add flour mixture to the we mixture and mix until dough forms. Use hands if needed.

  5. Mix in 1 cup of mini M&Ms.

  6. Use large cookie scoop, and make a heaping scoop of cookie dough onto your baking sheet. Top with extra mini M&Ms and regular M&Ms.

  7. Bake large cookies for 10-13 minutes and small cookies for 7-9 minutes or until the edges are golden. Centers should be soft and puffy. Let cool and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Found this recipe off of Pinterest a few weeks ago and just made it tonight.

    Holy. Ish.

    These were perfect! I can’t decide if I love you or hate you. 😉 Great recipe. My new go-to. Thank you!

    1. LOL!!! Glad you like them. I admit I had WAYYYY too many last time I made them. Good thing I friends and neighbors who are always happy to take treats off my hands. Now, whether or not I’m willing to give them up is the question. 😉

  2. 5 stars
    Love making this for my kids since they are chocolate lover like me…and cookies monster…”lol”…
    Anyway, I like to know what do you mean by 2heapings cups (is it the same as 2cups of flour)? And you using all purpose flour?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

  3. Are you going to 2nd grade because you look like one are you excited to see your friends when you go back to school

  4. 5 stars
    ThIs recipe hits the spot for M&M COOKIES. The texture is perfect: crisp edges with a chewier middLe. The crushed M&m addition is GENIUS! I added a 1/2 teaspoon of cream of taRtar. Adding it to my fav cookie RECIPEs for sure!

  5. 5 stars
    These are !!THE BEST!! M&M cookies I have ever made. Thank you for sharing. I made one tweak, I halved the amount of minis and added that much of chocolate chips. O.M.g.

  6. 5 stars
    Hands down the best cookies i’ve ever baked! My husband and kids ate them once they were barely cool enough to do so. Lil luna recipes never fail but holy smokes these are amazingly flavorful and perfectly chewy!