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.

How to Make M & M Cookies:


  • 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 of 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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  1. (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!

    1. Ruth,

      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.


  2. 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?

  3. 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…

    1. 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!


    1. Alexandria,

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


  4. 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!