The best M&M cookies start with a rich buttery dough that is packed with chocolate. Then bake up soft, chewy, and have crisp edges. Bake up this simple cookie recipe today.
Since this cookie recipe doesn't require a chill time you will be diving into these amazing cookies within minutes. Come along and let us show you our secret to getting these scrumptious treats so fluffy.
Next to my killer fudge brownie recipe my kids love cookies. Okay so maybe chocolate chip cookies rank higher with them than the brownies. I do have to say the brownies are pretty amazing though.
Since they are cookie fanatics I'm always looking to up my cookie recipe game. I knew I hit a winner when the adulting child of mine walks in and says "yes!!! M&M Cookies". I guess it had been a while since I made these delightful candy-packed treats.
These cookies bake up fluffy, soft, chewy, and with crispy edges. These amazing treats are a must-try and are simple to make.
How To Make M&M Cookies
The first step to getting these soft baked cookies nice and fluffy is starting with room temperature butter. If the butter is melted then the cookies will turn out flat. Whereas chilled butter will be harder to mix in with the sugars. When room temperature butter is creamed with sugar and eggs it will create lighter fluffy cookies.
Moving on to the white and brown sugars. Yup, we are talking about using both white and brown sugar in this recipe. The combination of the two sugars makes for an amazing-tasting cookie.
Using two types of sugars as well as room temperature butter is our secret to fluffy cookies.
In a mixing bowl add the room temperature butter and sugars together. Creaming the sugars and butter together will create more air in the dough making for a lighter cookie.
Once the butter and sugars are creamed together the eggs and vanilla extract are added in. Even though my picture shows that I added both eggs into the butter-sugar mixture together. I do recommend that you add one egg at a time and completely incorporating the egg before adding the second egg.
With both eggs mixed into the butter-sugar mixture set the bowl aside.
Soft Baked Cookies
One of the best tips I can give you when baking is sifting the flour or even all dry ingredients. Sifting would also be part of our secret to getting fluffy cookies. Head over to our article Baker's Dozen were in tip number 11 we explain why we sift.
In another bowl sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
With the dry ingredients sifted it's time to slowly add it into the wet ingredients. You can either mix all these ingredients by hand or grab a mixer. Making sure that all the ingredients are mixed together well.
Now that the dry and wet ingredients are combined it's time to add the M&M to the cookies. Well I also like to add semi-sweet chocolate chips as well as the M&M's into the cookie batter. Really can you have to much chocolate?
When I add the chocolate chips and M&M's I do use a rubber spatula to fold them into the batter. I also like to reserve some of the M&M's to place on the tops of the scooped cookie dough.
Using a cookie scoop will give you uniform sizes. My go-to cookie scoop size is a 2-inch scoop. I'm also all about my silicone liners when it comes to baking cookies. The liners help protect my cookie sheets, as well as help, keep the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet.
Scoop the cookie dough out onto the prepared pan then place some extra M&M's on top of the cookie dough. When placing the cookie dough on the baking sheet I recommend placing them about 1-2 inches apart. This will give the cookies enough room to bake up separately.
Place the cookie sheets into a preheated 375℉ oven for 15 minutes or until done. Baking time could vary depending on the size of the cookies and oven.
Tips For Making M&M Cookies
Now it's time for some of my tips that I use for making the best M&M Cookies.
- Room temperature butter works best.
- Using both white and brown sugar create the best tasting cookies.
- Use fresh soft brown sugar. The moisture from the brown sugar will help to make the cookies chewy.
- Sifting the flour and dry ingredients will help make the cookies fluffy.
- Cookie scoops are our best friend when it comes to uniformed cookie shapes.
- Cookie liners are great so your cookies don't stick to the baking sheet.
- Preheating the oven will help make sure the cookies bake up correctly.
- Don't over-bake. You are looking for a golden brown color for the cookie with slightly crispy edges.
My Creative manner is answering the question "what's there to eat" with simple recipe creations. ~ Jen
Other My Creative Manner recipes you may enjoy are:
Buttery cookies with the perfect combination of semi-sweet chocolate chips and M&M's. This cookie recipe bakes up soft with crisp edges.
- 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour sifted
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Cup Butter room temperature
- ¾ Cup White Sugar
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar firmly packed
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup M&M's plain (reserve some for tops of cookie dough)
- 1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375℉, prepare baking sheets with either cooking spray or liners.
In a large bowl cream together the room temperature butter and sugars. Once these are creamed together add one egg in at a time until both eggs are combined into the butter mixture.
Mix in the vanilla extract.
In another bowl sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
Carefully add the sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all are combined..
Fold in with a spoon the M&M's and semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Scoop out the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet about 1-2 inches apart. I use a cookie scoop to get two inch size cookies. Place the reserved M&M's ontop of the scooped cookie, pushing them into the dough.
Bake in the preheated 375℉ for 15 minutes or until done. Baking time will vary depending on the oven and size of the cookies.