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Chocolate M&M Cookies

Chocolate M&M Cookies are a classic treat to fill the cookie jar and always a hit for the holidays. Double chocolate chip cookies loaded with M&M Candies for a fun and festive dessert that everyone finds irresistible.

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Platter of chocolate m&m cookies.

M&Ms have always been one of my favorites and they are so good baked into these chocolate chip cookies. A quick and easy cookie recipe to add to your baking list. You might also like these peanut butter oatmeal Monster Cookies that can be made with m&m’s or Reese’s pieces candies.

Why You Will Love this Chocolate M&Ms Cookies Recipe

  • Easy Cookie Recipe: This is a one-bowl cookie recipe with no chill time required using simple ingredients, chocolate chips and colorful m&m candies.
  • Delicious Chocolate Dessert: If you are looking for an easy chocolate treat, this is a great recipe for chewy chocolate cookies.
  • Perfect for Holidays: This chocolate chip m&m cookies recipe makes a large batch and is perfect for any occasion. Use regular m&ms or depending on the holiday season, use the Christmas m&m’s, Valentine’s Day m&m’s or Easter m&m candies for a festive cookie. You can even use mini m&m candies on top of the cookies.

Ingredients for Double Chocolate M&M Cookies Recipe

  • Softened Butter – I like to use salted butter but unsalted butter also works.
  • Eggs
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Kosher Salt
  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • M&M Candies

Step-By-Step Directions for M&M Cookies

Collage making cookie dough.
  1. Cream butter with an electric mixer using the paddle attachment.
  2. Next, add brown sugar and granulated sugar, mix well.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla to a mixer bowl.
  4. Beat about 2 minutes.
Making chocolate cookie dough with chocolate chips.
  1. Turn the mixer off and add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. Mix just until combined. 
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
Collage baking chocolate cookie dough, adding m&ms candies.
  1. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. Use a medium cookie scoop and place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. 
  3. Bake for 10 minutes until are just set around the edges, middles will be slightly underdone. This is the best way to end up with soft centers.
  4. Cool 1 minute on the baking sheet. Press m&m’s candies into the top of each cookie.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes and Variations

  • Dark Chocolate Cookies: Use dark cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • M&M’s Candies: Use any variety of the m&m candies, Peanut Butter m&ms are a great option for chocolate and peanut butter lovers.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container up to 5 days at room temperature. 

Can You Freeze Chocolate Cookie Dough?

  • Cookie dough can be frozen. Scoop onto lined baking sheets and freeze for 1 hour. Place cookie dough into freezer bags and freeze up to 3 months. 
  • Bake according to directions, adding 2 – 3 minutes to the baking time, adding m&m candies after baking.
Chocolate m&m cookies recipe with chocolate chips.

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

  • Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies will be your new favorite cookie recipe. They are easy to make with no chilling time required and filled with crunchy sprinkles and chocolate chips, topped with m&m’s candies. 
  • Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies are buttery and delicious, melt in your mouth sugar cookies loaded with mini chocolate chips. Perfect for any occasion.
  • Chocolate Chip Biscotti is a double baked Italian cookie that is crunchy and delicious. These are my favorite cookies for holiday cookie exchanges and the best cookie to serve with a cup of coffee.
Platter of chocolate m&ms cookies.

It is the perfect time to bake a batch or two of the best M&M Cookies to share with your friends and family this week. If you love chewy chocolate chip cookies, these double chocolate chip m&m cookies are our favorite.

Yield: 48 cookies

Chocolate M&M Cookies

Chocolate m&m cookies on a platter.

Chocolate M&M Cookies are a classic treat to fill the cookie jar and always a hit for the holidays. Double chocolate chip cookies loaded with M&M Candies for a fun and festive dessert that everyone finds irresistible.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 11.5 ounce package milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups M&M Candies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream butter with an electric mixer using the paddle attachment.
  3.  Next, add brown sugar and granulated sugar, mix well.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla to a mixer bowl.
  5. Beat about 2 minutes.
  6. Turn the mixer off and add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  7. Mix just until combined. 
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  10. Use a medium cookie scoop and place cookie dough balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. 
  11. Bake for 10 minutes until are just set around the edges, middles will be slightly underdone. This is the best way to end up with soft centers.
  12. Cool 1 minute on the baking sheet. Press m&m's candies into the top of each cookie.
  13. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  • Dark Chocolate Cookies: Use dark cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • M&M's Candies: Use any variety of the m&m candies, Peanut Butter m&ms are a great option for chocolate and peanut butter lovers.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container up to 5 days at room temperature. 
  • Cookie dough can be frozen. Scoop onto lined baking sheets and freeze for 1 hour. Place cookie dough into freezer bags and freeze up to 3 months. 
  • Bake according to directions, adding 2 – 3 minutes to the baking time, adding m&m candies after baking.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    48

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 176Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

    Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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