M & M Cookies

M & M Cookies

We were having friends come over for dinner and I wanted to whip up a quick and easy dessert that would please everyone.  My children had a ton of m & m’s leftover from their Christmas stockings so I raided their stash and baked some cookies.  Thankfully my kids didn’t mind me taking their candy, especially since they loved these tasty treats!  I didn’t personally try one but I was told by each and every kid that they were terrific and totally blog worthy.  Side note: I used a bit of whole wheat flour in this recipe just to make myself feel better but you can use all white flour if you prefer.

M & M Cookies:
Recipe and photo made by For the Love of Cooking

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of m & m’s, divided

M & M Cookies

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl then set aside. Beat together the melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla with a mixer until creamy.  Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until just mixed. Stir in most the m & m’s by hand. Drop by the spoonful onto a greased or lined baking sheet.  Push more m & m’s into the top of each cookie.

M & M Cookies

Bake for 14-17 minutes or until the edges look golden brown. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 4-5 minutes (so cookies can set) before moving to a rack. Enjoy.

M & M Cookies

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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24 Responses to “M & M Cookies”

  1. 1

    Marjie — January 9, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with adding a healthy component to cookies. My kids love M&Ms in cookies, too!


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    Carissa — January 9, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    DELICIOUS! These look soso tasty, thanks for sharing.

    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog


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    Culinary Collage — January 9, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Pam these look great! I love the look of your new site!


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    Mary — January 9, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Pam!! I LOVE the new site! It looks fantastic. Now I’m going to be even more impatient for that recipe index. 😉


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    muppy — January 9, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    These look delicious Pam 🙂


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    Laura — January 9, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

    I LOVE M&M cookies…. great recipe! Might be making these very very soon 🙂


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    Mary — January 9, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    The new site looks wonderful Great job, Pam.


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    leslie — January 9, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    Super cute and always a crowd pleaser


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    Culinary Cache — January 10, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    I make these all the time but, mine never seem to come out this pretty! 🙂 Great recipe!


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    Joanne — January 10, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    (a) LOVE the new look! I’m switching over to wordpress soon also and can’t wait!
    (b) You just can’t go wrong with M&M’s in cookies. you just can’t!


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    Deena @ stay at home FOODIE — January 10, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    I love these! My best friends grandma used to make us a batch of these cookies before we went on an airplane. Delish! And addicting….


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    Hari Chandana — January 10, 2012 @ 5:08 am

    Woww.. Looks super perfect and colorful.. thanks for the wonderful recipe 🙂
    Indian Cuisine


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    Raluca — January 10, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    They look very nice and i supose they are very tasty.I will try this recipe.


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    Zee — January 10, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    These cookies look so pretty and must be delicious too..
    I think ill try these over the weekend;)


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    Terry — January 11, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    The new website looks almost as tasty as the cookies!


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    Ruth Johnson — January 11, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    About how many cookies does this batch make?

    And random question… Do you have to spray silicone muffin tins when baking with them?


    • Pam replied: — January 11th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm


      It made 20-22 cookies (I can’t remember the exact number). Also, I don’t use silicone muffin tins but when I use my silpat mat to bake cookies I never spray it with cooking spray. I hope this helps.



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    Jamie — January 13, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    HEY! I’m making these right now – and they look nothing like yours 🙁 They aren’t flattening out like yours – and they’ve been in for 17 mins and do not look done 🙁
    Any clue on what I did wrong?


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    Jamie — January 13, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    Just figured it out – I used too much flour (3 cups)! I thought it said 1 and 1/2 whole wheat and 1 and 1/2 white. I did 3 cups of white. UGH – I wonder if there is anyway to rectify the second batch…


    • Pam replied: — January 13th, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

      Oh no!!! I am so sorry they didn’t turn out. Do try to make them again because they were a huge hit with the kids!



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    rizzanie — January 16, 2012 @ 2:16 am

    this look yummy, i must try and i think my son will love it 😀


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    Alexandria — February 5, 2012 @ 3:15 am

    i dont have any vanilla extract..would it make a difference if i dont add any at all?


    • Pam replied: — February 5th, 2012 @ 4:11 am


      Although I love the flavor of the added vanilla, I am sure the cookies will be tasty without it. I hope this helps.



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    Olly — February 4, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    First time I’ve ever made cookies and damn they are tasty!! I used only white sugar not sure how different that would make it but still mucho TASTY!!! Thanks!


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