Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies

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Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. These colorful and flavorful cookies will put a smile on everyone’s face!

These cookies are so soft and chewy and filled with chocolate chips and rainbow M&M's. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comYou may have seen this style of cookie in the baked goods section at your grocery store. If you’re thinking of going out to buy a box, I’ve got one word for you: STOP! This recipe is so easy to make and is way better than anything you could get at the store. Store-bought M&M cookies will be a thing of the past.

It’s safe to say M&Ms are most everyone’s favorite candies. Whether it’s classic, peanut, or peanut butter M&Ms, you’re bound to have a favorite. I personally love the new brownie ones. They are so good!

Once you combine these perfect little chocolate pieces with a freshly baked cookie you’ll be in heaven. You won’t be able to eat just one!

I love to make these for birthday parties. Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies are a crowd pleaser that add a ton of color to the snack tray. I also love to make these on holidays. I just use the seasonal M&M’s. It’s an easy way to make it a versatile treat that’s perfect for any occasion!

These cookies are so soft and chewy and filled with chocolate chips and rainbow M&M's. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

WHAT KIND OF M&MS SHOULD I USE?

I recommend using Classic M&Ms, but you can always substitute your favorite kind into the cookie dough!

 

WHAT SIZE SHOULD I MEASURE OUT EACH COOKIE?

I use a standard size cookie scoop when I make cookies. This will ensure evenly sized cookies.

 

CAN I FREEZE THE COOKIE DOUGH?

Absolutely! Try freezing the dough to bake on another day.

 

ENJOY THIS RECIPE?  HERE ARE A FEW MORE CLASSIC CANDY INSPIRED TREATS!

S’mores Cookies – Soft cookies filled with marshmallows, chocolate chips, and graham cracker crumbs.

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake – A sweet and dense cake with an Oreo crumble and whipped cream topping.

Twix Cookies – Soft and buttery thumbprint cookies with a caramel topping and chocolate drizzle.

Homemade Oreo Cookies – Large soft chocolate cookies with a sweet cream cheese frosting filling.

These cookies are so soft and chewy and filled with chocolate chips and rainbow M&M's. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

These cookies are so soft and chewy and filled with chocolate chips and rainbow M&M's. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 38
Author Holly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I use the Guittard milk chocolate baking chips)
  • 1 ¼ cups classic M&M’s

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat non-stick mats.
  • Using an electric mixer, in a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until combined. The mixture will look grainy.
  • Add in eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
    Gradually, add in flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until just combined on low speed. Cookie dough will start to form. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s until combined.
  • Using a standard size cookie scoop, scoop dough onto the prepared baking sheets, at least an inch apart. I put 15 cookies on each baking sheet.
    Press additional M&Ms on top and slightly press down with your hand.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a light golden brown. Remove from oven. Let cookies cool on the baking sheets.
    Serve and enjoy!

Notes

*Recipe yields about 38 cookies when using a standard size cookie scoop.

Recipe and photos updated: 9/7/21

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These cookies are so soft and chewy and filled with chocolate chips and rainbow M&M's. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com


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7 thoughts on “Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies

  1. 1 star
    The recipe is not correct. It needs 1 cup of butter rather than ½ cup of butter. If you use ½ cup of butter you will have dough that resembles sand.

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