Classic M & M Cookies

Classic M & M Cookies
We are off visiting my in-laws for a few days, so I’ll just leave you with this simple, yummy recipe for Classic M & M Cookies. Buttery, chewy and dotted with colorful candy coated chocolate bits, they are totally irresistible. Those of you with young trick-or-treaters may have some extra M & M’s around the house later this week, perfect for these big beauties.
Classic M & M Cookies
My youngest, Nick, was home for his college fall break a couple weeks ago. I nearly panicked when a couple hours before he returned to the dorms, I realized I had no homemade treats to send back with him. Thank goodness, these can be whipped up in the blink of an eye. I’m pretty sure they disappeared just as quickly.
Classic M & M Cookies

Classic M & M Cookies

Serves 30 cookies     adjust servings

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins

Adapted from the Joy of Baking


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup M & M's


  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and egg yolk and mix till combined. Add vanilla and mix.Sprinkle baking soda and salt over the butter mixture and mix till combined. Add and mix in flour. If your kitchen is warm, you may want to refrigerate dough up till firm...up to an hour.
  3. Scoop out 2 tablespoons full of dough per cookie and roll into balls. Place 6-8 dough balls on each cooking sheet, flatten slightly with the palm of your hand and cover top with 6-8 M & M's.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool a few minutes on cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack.
  5. Makes about 30 cookies (results may vary depending on the size you make your cookies).


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 111kcal Calories from fat 44
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Carbohydrate 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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More ideas for your extra M & M’s:

Brown Butter M & M Cookies
Brown Butter Easter Cookies
Oatmeal M & M Cookies
Super Bowl M & M Cookies


  1. These brought me right back to my days as a kid at the mall, BEGGING for one of those giant M&M cookies! Does this yield a soft, chewy cookie or are they crispy? I mean… let’s be honest. I’m making them either way. But I do love a soft, chewy cookie.


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