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Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies

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These perfectly chewy, buttery M&M cookies are quick to make and easy to eat! Great for making ahead, with a simple recipe that is fun for bakers of all ages!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cooling time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 214
Author Michelle


  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup M&M candies (or combo of M&Ms and chocolate chips)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F; line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine, another 1 minute.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, beating until the dough just comes together. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, mix in the M&Ms.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball, placing them 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  • Bake until the edges are set but the cookies are still quite pale, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • Equipment: Sheet pans / cookie scoop 
  • Mix-Ins: You can substitute or mix and match add-ins as desired. Some ideas - semisweet chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, butterscotch chips, Reese's Pieces, other candies, etc. Use seasonal M&Ms for holidays!
  • Storage: You can keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Freezing Dough: Place balls of cookie dough in an airtight container (place parchment between layers) and freeze for up to 3 months. Baked from frozen at 350 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes.
  • Freezing Cookies: Wrap in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container or resealable bag in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature then enjoy!
Nutritional values are based on one cookie


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg