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

Valentine Cookies make adorable little gifts for friends and teachers, along with our favorite Chocolate Covered Strawberries. For more Valentine’s Day Cookie recipes try making heart-shaped Valentines Sugar Cookies or our favorite Sugar Cookie Bars!

Valentine Cookies made with pink and red M&Ms.

The best Pink & Red COOKIES!

I’m all about pink and red! I love LOVE, and I adore showing everyone how much they mean to me, especially around Valentine’s Day.

Baking and making sweets is one way I do this. After all, I think food is my love language. 😉

We have several Valentine Cookie ideas, but I love that these are chewy and delicious and packed with chocolaty M&Ms!

I always place LOADS of the candy on top, not only to add to the flavor but to ensure you see the pretty Valentine’s colors.

Doesn’t that color scheme just make you smile?! These Pink and Red Cookies are great for making as an after-school treat in February, for a class party, or even for a Family Valentines Dinner.

Valentines themed M&Ms to use in Valentine cookie recipe.

How to Make Valentines Day Cookies

Look no further for delicious Valentine Cookie Recipes, this one is always a hit!

PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F.

DOUGH. In the large bowl of a stand mixer, with the paddle attachment on, 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 them on a greased pan. Top each with 5 M&Ms. Bake for 7-8 minutes.

So simple and yummy AND the perfect Valentines Day Cookie!

Adding chopped Valentines M&Ms to the Valentine cookie dough.

Recipe Tips

Picture 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 M&M Cookies, it’s M&M’s.

Once the dough balls are 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. 

Variations. Try adding valentine shaped sprinkles. Jimmies are pretty and fun as are sugar crystal sprinkles.

How to chop M&Ms. I use a nut chopper. Use a food processor or even place them in a Ziploc and crush them with the bottom of a cup. Add as many chopped M&M’s as desired. Just be aware that if too many are added, the dough won’t hold together very well.

Valentine Cookies dough balls on a baking sheet.

Storing Info

FREEZE cookie dough. Freeze the Easy Valentine Cookies dough in balls or in log form:

  • Balls. Place the dough balls on a baking sheet. Add the M&Ms on top now, or save them to add right before baking. (I 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.
  • Log form. Divide the dough into two and form a cookie dough log. Wrap the log tightly with plastic wrap and again with foil. Thaw and shape before baking.

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

STORE. Once the Valentine Cookies have cooled on a cooling rack, store them 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.

FREEZE. Place the batch of cookies in a freezer Ziploc separating layers with parchment or wax paper. Freeze for 3-4 months. 

A stack of Valentine Cookies with pink and red M&Ms on top.

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5 from 53 votes

Valentine Cookies Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Valentine cookies are soft and chewy with chocolate pops of pink, red, and white M&M's. They are Valentine's perfection!
Servings: 36
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 17 minutes



  • 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°F for 7-8 minutes.



Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 127mg, Potassium: 36mg, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this Valentine cookies 3 times already within one week my family loves them I changed the recipe just a little in the sugar instead of one cup of white sugar and 1 cup of white Brown sugar I just used a 1/2 a cup of white sugar and a 1/2 a cup of light Brown sugarand instead of M&M I use valentines sprinkles small balls red and pink whites perfect thank you for this recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these today with my 6 year old. He had so much fun adding the Valentines M&M’s. These were so easy to make and so soft to eat.

  3. 5 stars
    I love anything that has to do with Valentines Day. The food and all the cuteness that goes with it! These cookies are so yummy and colorful!

  4. 5 stars
    These were such a hit and so festive for Valentine’s Day! I made them for my son’s preschool class and everyone loved them.

  5. 5 stars
    These were a hit with my kids friends over the weekend. My son wants me to make them again for his school party so thank you for making such an easy recipe!

  6. 5 stars
    I made these and have never had so many compliments over a cookie recipe. Everyone just loved them and I was pretty impressed myself