Peanut Butter M&M Cookies

These chewy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies are bursting with peanut butter flavor and peanut butter M&M’s throughout!

Imagine a combination of a classic Peanut Butter Cookie, with an M&M Cookie. Then, imagine the M&M’s are also filled with peanut butter. That’s exactly what this cookie recipe is! It’s DIVINE!

A stack of Peanut Butter M&M Cookies on a plate

Peanut Butter Overload

I was recently at the store and picked up some Peanut Butter M&Ms for the hubby (they’re his FAV!). I realized I had never used them in a dessert before and had never tried making cookies with them.

What resulted was a batch of cookies that had a peanut butter base, crushed PB M&M’s throughout, and PB M&M’s on top. In other words… Peanut butter overload! But in the best way, of course.

The whole family loved these cookies so much. But, I mean, you can’t go wrong with a peanut butter + chocolate combo (extra emphasis on peanut butter). 😉

How to Make Them

DOUGH. Cream butter, oil, peanut butter and sugars in mixer. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

M&M’S. Add crushed M&ms and mix until well combined. Place on greased cookie sheet and add 3-5 M&Ms to each cookie.

BAKE. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes. ENJOY!

Baking tip: Overbaking can cause these cookies to dry out and lose their chewy texture. Take them out of the oven when the edges of the cookies have browned, but not the tops.

Modifications

I modified one of our Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipes and added the M&Ms and a little peanut butter. What I love about that recipe is how easily it can be changed up based on the holidays and all the different M&Ms that come out with each holiday. Can’t wait to try other versions of this cookie with:

  • Butterfinger Baking Bits
  • Caramel M&Ms
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Milk Chocolate Chips

I think no matter what “addition” you make, the cookie always results in a chewy treat that the whole family will enjoy.

Peanut butter M&Ms in a bowl

Storage Tips

Storage: Keep them in an airtight container for 5-7 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months. 

Freezing dough balls: Drop the dough balls onto a baking sheet and place it in the freezer. Once they are solid transfer them to a freezer Ziploc. They can be stored for up to 3 months. 

Chewy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies on a plate
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Peanut Butter M&M Cookie Recipe

5 from 5 votes
These chewy Peanut Butter M&M Cookies are bursting with peanut butter flavor and chocolatey M&M's throughout!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 221 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup crushed Peanut Butter M&Ms
  • Whole Peanut Butter M&Ms (enough to go on top)

Instructions
 

  • Cream butter, oil, peanut butter and sugars in mixer.
  • Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add crushed M&ms and mix until well combined.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet and add 3-5 M&Ms to each cookie.
  • Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes. ENJOY!

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About the 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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  2. 5 stars
    These are really mouth watering, simple, and must try recipe. I really loved this very much. Thank you so much for sharing this here. I will definitely try these recipes this weekend for sure and will sure my opinion about this very soon. Keep posting such healthier and must try recipes. It is puzzling to me now, but in general, the usefulness and importance is overwhelming. Very much thanks again and best of luck!

    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad you liked these!! One of my favorite cookie recipes for sure!

  3. Hi, these look wonderful, but I need to make them with gluten-free flour (allergy problem). Has anyone tried this? I bought a baking flour that’s a mix of rice, potato, coconut & almond flours, and on the bag it claims to be like all-purpose flour. Can you make yummy cookies like these with fake flour? Thanks!

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe with gluten-free flour. If the gluten free “all-purpose” flour you use doesn’t work out you could try Bob’s 1 to 1 flour as well. Hope this helps! 🙂