Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies

Perfectly soft and chewy cookies dotted with M&M's.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 214 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces bread flour (about 2¾ cups + 1 scant tablespoon )
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ounces granulated sugar (about ¼ cup )
  • 8 ounces light brown sugar (about 1 cup )
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ounce whole milk (2 tablespoons )
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup M&M candies divided
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  1. Melt the butter and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat together the melted butter and both sugars on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together the whole egg, the egg yolk, milk and vanilla extract in a measuring cup or small bowl. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly add the egg mixture. Mix until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Once the flour mixture is incorporated, add ½ cup of the M&Ms and stir in by hand with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F; place oven racks in the top third and bottom third of the oven.
  7. Scoop the dough into 1½-ounce portions onto parchment-lined half sheet pans, 6 cookies per sheet. Bake 2 sheets at a time for 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through. Remove from the oven, slide the parchment with the cookies onto a cooling rack and press extra M&Ms onto the tops of the cookies. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Leftover cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one cookie

Nutrition Facts
Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.