Valentine Cookies

Valentine cookies are soft and chewy with chocolate pops of pink, red, and white M&M’s. They are Valentine perfection!

These make adorable little gifts for friends and teachers, or a sweet after school snack. For more Valentine sweet treats, try Easy Chocolate Lava Cake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and Cherry Almond Cupcakes.

Valentine Cookies made with pink and red M&Ms

‘Tis the Season for Pink & Red!

I’m all about the pink and red, and hearts! I love LOVE and I adore showing everyone how much they mean to me! Baking and making sweets is one way I do this. After all, I think food is my love language. 😉

These cookies are not only chewy and delish, but they are packed with M&M goodness (unless you skimp). I always place 5 M&Ms on top to add a little extra something, and polish off the cuteness of this treat.

Doesn’t that color scheme just make you smile?! I can’t help it. I am here for all things Valentine!!

Valentines themed M&Ms to use in cookie recipe

Making Valentines Day Cookies

DOUGH. Cream together sugars, butter and oil. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add dry ingredients as well as vanilla.

M&M’S. Mix in chopped M&Ms {however many you want}.

BAKE. Form the dough into balls and place on a greased pan. Top each with 5 M&Ms. Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes.

Easy – and delicious! Our perfect holiday treat recipe!

Adding chopped M&Ms to the cookie dough

Recipe Tips

Chopping the M&M’s: I use a nut chopper. You can also use a food processor or even place them in a Ziploc and crush them with the bottom of a cup. You can add as many chopped M&M’s as you want. Just be aware that if you add too many, the dough won’t hold together.

Pretty and Perfect: I often get asked how I make my cookies look so pretty. It’s a super easy trick that I use for any cookie that has mix ins. For these Valentine cookies, it’s M&M’s.

Once you have the dough balls scooped place 5 M&M’s on top of the dough ball. Be sure they are all near the center of the dough ball. As the cookies spread the M&Ms in the center will too. 

Aside from adding valentine M&M’s you can also add valentine shaped sprinkles. Jimmies are pretty and fun as are the sugar crystal sprinkles.

Valentine Cookies on a baking sheet

Storage Tips

Dough balls: Place the dough balls on a baking sheet. You can add the M&Ms on top now, or save them to add right before baking. (I like to save them to add later because they tend to fall off in the freezer.) Put the dough balls in the freezer, once solid transfer them to a freezer Ziploc. Freeze for 3-4 months.

TO BAKE: place dough balls on a baking sheet and allow to thaw while the oven is being heated. Bake according to recipe directions. You may need to add 1-2 more minutes to account for the colder dough.

Baked: Once the Valentine cookies have cooled, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 4-5 days. Adding a piece of white bread into the container will help keep the cookies soft.

TO FREEZE the cookies, place them in a freezer ziploc separating layers with parchment or wax paper. Freeze for 3-4 months. 

A stack of Valentines Day Cookies with pink and red M&Ms

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Valentines Day Cookie Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Valentine cookies are soft and chewy with chocolate pops of pink, red, and white M&M's. They are Valentine perfection!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 136 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 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) red, pink & white, chopped and whole, separated


  • 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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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
    Love Valentine’s Day & these are so perfect with the pink, white, & red m&m’s! Love giving them to friends for a special treat!

  2. 5 stars
    I love that there are both chopped and whole M&Ms in this recipe! The texture and flavor are so much better than if they are only whole! Yum!!

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a beautiful and chewy recipe for cookies. Not only perfect for Valentine’s day but for other special occasions too! My family enjoyed the first batch that I made for them, will definitely make another batch soon. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

      1. There is no wrong answer. You can make them as big or as small as you’d like. I used like a tablespoon scoop, but made them a little bigger.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this without the M&Ms and it turned out great! This is a very easy and delicious sugar cookie recipe. The cookies were soft and chewy. They turned out great even though I didn’t have a mixer.