This M&M Cookie Recipe makes the most delicious and perfectly soft and chewy – cookie.
These M&M Cookies have the perfect combination of chewy edges and soft centers, and they’re packed with M&Ms. This recipe comes together quickly and easily – no chill time required!
This holiday cookie recipe is a favorite of mine. They’re soft, and chewy, and who can resist M&Ms? Once you try this recipe, you won’t need another – they are the best M&M cookies.
The kids and I do a lot of holiday baking together, and the season is just not complete without a batch of M&M cookies. We make them every year.
We usually have a long list of holiday cookies we want to make, and you can bet that these are always on the list. They’re soft, a little chewy, and studded with red and green M&Ms.
We do our best to share with friends and neighbors, but it’s tempting to keep them all to ourselves!
Easy M&M Cookie Recipe
With only a few simple ingredients, you can make these sweet treats. Chances are you already have most of what you need on hand to make them.
I love that this dough doesn’t require chilling because it saves me time – something we could all use more of, especially during the hectic holiday season.
In just 20 minutes, you can have a delicious batch of cookies ready to bake. Simply mix, scoop, and bake!
Why wait for the holidays? We make special M&M treats all year to celebrate any occasion!
They have the most beautiful texture. Soft in the middle and a little crisp and chewy around the edges. This is achieved by creaming the butter with two types of sugar.
The brown sugar adds to the soft and chewy texture, while the granulated sugar creates a lightly crispy texture around the edges.
- Salted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Baking soda
How to Make the Best M&M Cookies
Cream: In a large bowl, cream the butter with both types of sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
Mix: In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add it to the butter mixture and stir to combine. Once blended, stir in the M&Ms.
Scoop: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop one tablespoon of dough and drop it on the sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Bake: Bake the cookies for 11 to 12 minutes at 350°F or until they are light golden brown.
How to Store Them
Allow them to cool fully before storing. For best results, store them in an airtight container with pieces of wax paper separating each layer of cookies. They will keep well for up to a week at room temperature.
You can also freeze the baked cookies. Separate the layers with wax paper and keep them in a freezer-safe container. They will keep well in the freezer for up to a month.
To thaw from frozen, leave them out at room temperature for a few hours before serving.
Perfect for the Holidays
Not only do these cookies taste delicious, but they can also be stored at room temperature, making them perfect for cookie platters or holiday gifts.
They’re also so easy to make. You can mix up a batch and bake it at the last minute with ease. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve needed to bring something for a holiday gathering or cookie exchange, and these cookies have saved me every time.
The kids love these cookies, and the M&Ms help with that! They also love being able to help make them. I can supervise while they mix and scoop the cookies.
You don’t need to wait for Christmas to make these cookies! Just use regular M&Ms instead of holiday ones, and you can enjoy them anytime.
I hope these M&M cookies bring as much joy to your house as ours. Simple, sweet, and easy to make – just what a holiday cookie should be, right? Enjoy! XOXO San
Want More Ideas for M&Ms?
Our house is never short on M&M desserts! After you try this recipe, be sure to give these others a go as well:
- We love to use mint M&Ms to make Frosted Mint Cookies that are perfect for Christmas.
- We’re crazy about monster cookies, too. Try my classic monster cookie recipe and monster cookies made with pumpkin, too.
- I use red and white M&Ms for Valentine’s Day to make soft, frosted cookies that practically melt in your mouth.
Don’t forget to pin this M&M Cookie Recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
M&M Cookie Recipe
- 1 cup salted butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 cups M&Ms
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium mixing bowl and stir 3 times to combine, then slowly beat into the butter & sugar mixture. Once combined, stir in M&M's.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop cookie dough into tablespoon sized balls on the baking sheet.
- Place in oven and bake 11-12 minutes or until a light golden brown.