M&M Cookies Recipe

Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies – these fun and colorful cookies are perfect all year long and easily changed up with the M&Ms you use. They’re a family favorite!

These classic cookie are filled with bits of M&Ms and topped with them too making them one of our go-to’s along with our Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and Sugar Cookies!

M&M cookies recipe

Family Favorite M and M Cookies

Our family is obsessed with cookies! This week’s M and M Cookies recipe is so easy and fun! It’s always a FAVORITE with the kiddos {even with the adults!!} And what’s great about this recipe is that it’s quick and the cookies ALWAYS turn out soft. 🙂

We’ve always loved M&M Cookies in our home and the kids love that they can help by adding the M&MS on top before they get baked. I liked that it’s a combination of cookie and candy, and what’s not to love about that?!

For this recipe, we modified our Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie by taking out the chocolate chips and filling it with crushed M&Ms and candies on top. The result is a soft and chewy candy-filled cookie that is great for adults and kids.

M and M cookie dough in bowl

How to Make M&M Cookies

As we mentioned, these soft candy cookies are very simple and take just 10 minutes to get in the oven.

To make these cookies, gather your ingredients and preheat the oven to 350. Cream the butter, oil and sugars. Add the eggs and beat until fluffy.

Add the remaining ingredients except the whole M&Ms. Mix until combined and then scoop onto a greased cookie sheet.

Top with 4-5 M&Ms and bake for about 8 minutes.

We love to enjoy these warm, but they’re also great room temp. The candies are the perfect addition and make these cookies irresistible.

How to make M&M cookies

Recipe Tips + FAQs

Can you freeze M&M cookies? Of course! You can freeze in cookie scoops (just let thaw completely before baking) or as whole cookies. These will last in your freezer for 3-4 months if wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in a freezer-safe bag.

How to store? Place in an air-tight container and leave on the counter for 3-4 days (although we doubt they will last that long!)

What is the best way to crush M&Ms? We use a nut chopper, but you can also add them to a ziploc bag and crush with the bottom of a cup. How many crushed M&Ms you include is up to you. 😉

Can you make bars out of this? Indeed, you can! And we have several recipes on the site where we did just that. Be sure to check out these posts for cookie/cake bars that are topped with M&Ms.

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M&M Cookie Variations

We love that you can color coordinate them for holidays (like the Christmas version below) and events depending on the colors of M&Ms you use (And we know that M&Ms now come in every color, which makes it that much better)! Some of our favorite M&Ms to use in our desserts include:

  • Classic M&Ms
  • Peanut Butter M&Ms
  • Mini M&Ms
  • White Chocolate M&Ms
  • Peppermint M&Ms

Using these different M&Ms change the color but also the flavor. With the Peanut Butter M&Ms, we often add peanut butter chips too. We love adding toffee bits when we use the mini M&Ms, white chocolate chips with the white chocolate candies and even Andes Peppermint pieces with the peppermint candies.

M&M Cookie Recipes

So many great ways to make and change up this delicious cookie! My hubby loves White chocolate more than regular Chocolate so I also made a White Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie version by adding 1 cup of white chocolate chips, and white Chocolate M&Ms on top – EASY!!!

We hope you enjoy these soft and chewy cookies as much we do. 😉

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M&M Cookie Recipe

4.98 from 44 votes
Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies - these fun and colorful cookies are perfect all year long and easily changed up with the M&Ms you use. They're a family favorite!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 136 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • M&M's (plain) chopped and whole, separated

Instructions
 

  • Cream together sugars, butter and oil.
  • Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients as well as vanilla.
  • Mix in chopped M&Ms {however many you want}.
  • Place in balls on greased pan, insert 5 M&Ms on top.
  • Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.

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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. 5 stars
    We absoLutely love these cookies! I make a huge batch, Put them on a cookie sheet and flash freeze them. Then anytime we want hot, fresh m&m cookies … we have them!! Thank you for this great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Fluffy clouds of cinnamon sugar goodness!
    If sugar cookies and churros Had a baby- these cookies would be it.
    They were so easy tO maKe too, we will be keeping this recipe in our “favoritEs” From now oN ❤️

  3. 5 stars
    This is an OUTstanding recipe!!! I have made many batches of these delicious cookies for friends and family, and I have loved them each time. I have also shared this recipe with many others, and we all love the result of this easy recipe… such a success!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh My goodness – these m&m cookies were simply…the best!!! This recipe has been added to fAmily favorite binder.

  5. 5 stars
    This recipe is super easy and so fun to make for any occasion! Christmas? Sure! Easter? You Bet! Wednesday? Absolutely! DelicIouS and simple.

  6. 5 stars
    I liked these! easy to put together, and made some really good, classic m&m cookies. They came out as expected based on the recipe.

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