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M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies

M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies are even better than regular chocolate chips cookies. These cookies have chocolate coated candies baked in and dotted on top!

I think it’s safe to say the season of baking is upon us. Halloween treats are popping up everywhere, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

When Kim found these adorable Fall Harvest M&M’s, we just had to make some Halloween Snack Mix, and then, some Fall themed cookies.

Building from our chocolate chip cookie recipe, Kim created these chewy M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have to say; I think I prefer this version to the originals.

How do you make the best chewy chocolate chip cookies even better? Simple, all you have to do is add everyone's favorite candy, M&Ms!

Mostly because of the extra candy. Well, that and the fact that they are monster sized cookies.

Given the size of each cookie, I felt it was safe to say one of these cookies is equal to one serving size. As you can see from the pictures, they are loaded with chocolate.

How do you make the best chewy chocolate chip cookies even better? Simple, all you have to do is add everyone's favorite candy, M&Ms!

The trick to getting the M&M’s on top is simple. All you have to do is wait until the batch is done baking, then add a few extra pieces of candy on top while the M & M Chocolate Chip Cookies are still warm.

How do you make the best chewy chocolate chip cookies even better? Simple, all you have to do is add everyone's favorite candy, M&Ms!

Believe it or not, I had no idea that technique was used until a few years ago. It’s safe to say baking was never my strong suit.

Of course, it makes the visual presentation look so much better. Especially, when you see all those chocolate candies on top.

How do you make the best chewy chocolate chip cookies even better? Simple, all you have to do is add everyone's favorite candy, M&Ms!

The full recipe is listed below. The only thing I want to mention is to remind you to refrigerate your dough for at least 30 minutes before baking.

As always, I wish you a long life, love everlasting, and a belly full of cookies!

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Yield: About 14 Cookies

M&M Cookies

Stack of M&M cookies on parchment.

These fun and festive M&M Cookies are soft and moist with a rich chocolatey flavor and pop of rainbow candy color.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill and Cool Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup plain M&Ms


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to combine butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Beat on low speed until fluffy, about 3 minutes. 
  3. Add the egg and vanilla until combined. Set aside.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Mix until ingredients are almost combined, a few flour streaks here and there are fine.
  6. Stir in the M&Ms, and transfer the dough to the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Scoop 2 tablespoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet and space each at least 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies begin to set around the edges and appear soft in the center. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy slightly warm or at room temperature. See post for storage options.


*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 cookie. Actual calories will vary.

*For more information, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the post.

*Photos courtesy of The Yummy Bowl.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Jessica Pinney

Sunday 15th of October 2017

These remind me of the M&M cookies my mom used to make and slip in my school lunch. I was always thrilled to see them! Can't wait to give this recipe a try.


Monday 16th of October 2017

Thank you, Jessica! It's nice when a treat can remind us of something nostalgic. We hope you enjoy making the cookies. Have a lovely Monday :)

Lois. O

Sunday 15th of October 2017

I really enjoy M&M cookies! I am looking all over the place for fall covered M&Ms though, any recommendations on where to find them? I want to make this recipe for an office bake sale.


Monday 16th of October 2017

Thank you, Lois! We got them at our local Publix grocery store. I ran a quick search on Google and it looks like they are available at Walmart and Target. as well. I hope you locate them. Have a lovely Monday :)


Sunday 15th of October 2017

I am visiting my sister right now and when my 5 year nephew looked over my screen, seeing this recipe he was all drooling! Except that he wanted some green and purple M&Ms. Fall is not really a thing here in India but I am soon gonna try these cookies with my niece and nephew. Looks like a perfect recipe to make with kids :-)

Thanks for sharing


Sunday 15th of October 2017

Thank you, Ashima! I'm glad your nephew wants to try the cookies. Kim and I hope your niece and nephew enjoy them. Have a lovely day :)


Saturday 14th of October 2017

I love to see kids faces light up when they see candy so these candy topped cookies are the cats meow to the wee ones:)


Sunday 15th of October 2017

Thank you, Tina! I agree, kiddos of all ages love cookies. Have a lovely Sunday :)

Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago

Thursday 12th of October 2017

Chewy chocolate chip cookies are the best! These look like they have the perfect blend of chewy with crispy edges!!

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