M&M Cookies Recipe

Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies - this treat recipes is always a hit and easy to make!

I LOVE me some good cookies! This week’s M&M Cookies recipeย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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?!

Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies - this treat recipes is always a hit and easy to make! { lilluna.com }

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YUMMY! I will admit that I usually prefer Chocolate Chip Cookies, but there is just something so yummy about adding some candy-coated chocolate to these treats. And I LOVE more than anything 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)!

Christmas M&M cookie

YUMMY White Chocolate M&M Cookies - these are so good!

You can also modify it to your liking. 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!!!

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So many great ways to make this delicious cookie!

M&M Cookies

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Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies - this treat recipes is always a hit and easy to make!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 1640 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


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


  1. Cream together sugars, butter and oil.

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

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and Iโ€™m the mom of SIX stinkinโ€™ cute kids and the wife to my smokinโ€™ hot hubby, Lo. My momโ€™s maiden name is Luna, and Iโ€™m one of the many crafty โ€œLilโ€™ Lunasโ€ 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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  5. Thank you for the recipe! I REALLY dislike making cookies, mostly because they never turn out for me. I prefer a nice chewy cookie, with a teeny crunch on the outside. And I haven’t found the perfect recipe yet. I think I have! These are DELICIOUS! I used the fall colored M&M’s. They’re perfectly chewy, with great flavor. Thanks!

    1. Your comment made my day, Erica!! SO glad you like them. My hubby likes the cookies the same way as you… soft but a tid crunch on the outside. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sure they looked great with the Fall Color M&Ms!! Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Just wanted to drop you a note that I just made your cookies last night and they turned out so well! Used christmas m&ms and put them in the mailbox for the mail person. Thank you!

    1. YAY!! I love hearing that. They’re definitely a favorite of ours too and the WHOLE family loves them. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you can find other recipes here on the site that you will love also. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. These cookies turned out great! I reduced the oil by 1/2 and they were super yummy. I’ll use this recipe again with chocolate chips.

  9. I am making these for a school project, and i need to know what they should taste like and what the texture should be. Can you help me?

    1. Not sure what you are looking for, but they taste like a regular cookie with m&m’s, chopped and whole in it. We love these cookies! They are soft, also with a crunch. Hope that helps!!

  10. I have never posted a comment on a recipe before, but these taste just like the ones you would buy at the store… simply amazing!

  11. I just made a double batch for Christmas! They look so festive! I know everyone will love them! On to peanut butter with Hershey Kisses!

  12. Could I maybe place the dough in the fridge, if I donโ€™t want to make so many at one time? Would they still come out good the next day?

  13. We had a blast making these cookies! They turned out great and delicious! We made ours a little thicker so they took longer in our old oven, but were a great hit. I know the little boy will love them!

  14. This recipe looks so yummy. I’m about to try it now but I’m wondering if I can sub more butter for the oil? I am in Colorado and have a business selling “infused” baked goods. I bake a plethora of things but they must use butter, as it is the ingredient that is infused. I’m excited to try this recipe with our customers. All our products only get sold to verified adults and both my kitchen and products are inspected by the State. Please don’t judge, we are a very responsible, ethical and professional business.

  15. WOW my new favorite cookie! I love to bake and mostly I make cookies, I was looking for a new recipe for my sisters birthday.

    I can say I will be making these for every family holiday.

    Note I made a double batch LOL to share with more people, added 8 oz bag of walnuts and a full bag of mini chocolate chips.


  16. I was pretty skeptical about these to be honest. I have never used oil OR baking powder in a cookie recipe before. But… they were actually really good! They turned out just like they look in the pictures and they were nice and chewy with a little crunch. I was pleasantly surprised! My only criticism is they took wayyy longer to cook than the recipe said; I needed about 17-18 minutes per batch.

    Not sure this will take over for my usual recipe (maybe I’ll do a comparison later this year) but they’re definitely tasty!

  17. Aside from chocolate chip cookies these are the next best thing. Who doesnt like the combination of m&ms and cookies? Totally the best!