Chocolate Cookie Baking Day Cookies Desserts

M&M’s Cookies

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

This is such a classic cookie in general, but I love to make M&M’s Cookies with the red and green M&M’s for the holidays. Way back in the day when mom and I started making Christmas cookies, these were always on the list. You know how I like to change up the list every year and make new varieties, so I didn’t give them much thought…until this year. Wow, I really did forget how darn delicious they are! It’s that brown sugar in the recipe that does the trick I think. I also love that candy crunch. This cookie just might make the list every year from now on.

M&M's Cookies

So, how’s it taste?

If you love chocolate chip cookies, you’ll love this one, too. It’s pretty much the same tasty cookie only subbing M&M’s for the chocolate chips. There’s something about that crunch from the candy-coated chocolate that I just love. Using the red and green M&M’s makes me so happy! Our cookies spread a bit more than I would have liked, but I forgot to do the chilling step, heh. Oh well, still tasted fantastic and now I have an excuse to bake more!

Other goodies from Cookie Baking Day 2014:

Chocolate-Covered Cherry Cookies
Mocha Toffee Chocolate Cookies
White Chip Cran-Pistachio Cookies
Glazed Hermit Cookies
Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


Yield: 24-30 cookies

Prep Time: 10-15 min

Cook Time: 8-10 min

M&M's Cookies


1 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cups M&M's


1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a large bowl, cream butter and both sugars until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; mix to combine.
3. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda, and salt together. Slowly add to butter mixture and stir until combined.
4. Fold in M&M's and chill dough for 1 hour or overnight.
5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12-14 minutes for crispy cookies.

Source: M&M's

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  • Sues December 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I’m ALWAYS up for M&M cookies 🙂

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter December 31, 2014 at 2:26 am

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Leah! Love M&M cookies!