M&M Cookie Recipe

These soft and chewy M&M Cookies are absolutely loaded with colorful candy pieces! These cookies are easy to make and utterly addictive.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, best cookies, cookie recipe, easy cookie recipe, M&M Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Chilling Time 45 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 260kcal
Author Sam Merritt


  • 1 cup butter melted and cooled at least 10 minutes 226g
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar* tightly packed 250g
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100g
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk room temperature preferred*
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 350g
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups M&Ms


  • Combine your melted (and cooled) butter and sugars in a large bowl and stir until well-combined.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to wet and mix until combined.
  • Use a spatula to stir M&M candies into the cookie dough
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for at least 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Once oven has preheated, remove your chilled cookie dough from the freezer and roll dough into approximately 2-Tablespoon-sized scoops. Roll gently to form a ball and place on prepared cookie sheet (space cookies at least 2" apart).
  • Bake on 350F (175C) for 10-11 minutes, centers of the cookies may still seem slightly underbaked -- allow cookies to cool completely on cookie sheet to finish cooking there, this will help keep them nice and soft.



Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 260kcal