Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

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These festive chocolate chip M&M cookies could also be called triple chocolate cookies. Packed with cocoa, mini chocolate chips and regular-size M&M candies, these yummy M&M cookies will satisfy the most intense chocolate craving!

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

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This delicious recipe for chocolate chip M&M cookies is a fabulous new spin on the standard M&M cookie recipe. Perfect any time of the year, these M and M cookies are also great for holiday baking and gift giving.

M and M Cookies


These are the ingredients for making chocolate chip M&M cookies:

  • Salted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light-brown sugar
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Large eggs
  • Natural cocoa powder
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Sea salt
  • All-purpose flour
  • Regular-size M&Ms
  • Mini chocolate morsels

Mixing bowl with dough for M&M cookie recipe


Here’s how to make homemade M&M cookies step by step:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, light-brown sugar and vanilla.
  4. Add the eggs and mix briefly.
  5. Add salt, baking soda, cornstarch, and natural cocoa powder.
  6. Mix until well blended.
  7. Measure the flour and add it to the bowl.
  8. Mix until fully incorporated.

Mixing bowl with dough for Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies


Baking up a delicious batch of M&M cookies is quick and easy!

  1. With a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  2. Gently fold in M&Ms and mini chocolate morsels.
  3. Scoop the cookie dough onto cookie sheets.
  4. Bake your M&M cookies.
  5. Allow cookies to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes.
  6. With a spatula, transfer cookies to a cooling rack.

M and M cookies on a baking tray


  • Use good-quality salted butter: Not all butter is created equal! The store brand will be cheaper, but it will have a higher concentration of water. Instead, we want a higher butterfat content.
  • Butter temperature: Use softened butter. When softening butter in the microwave, the exterior often becomes a bit melted. Melted butter will result in cookies that are flat. If at all possible, soften butter on your countertop.
  • How to scoop cookie dough: I recommend a medium-sized cookie scoop to create evenly-sized chocolate chip M&M cookies. You can also usetwo teaspoons to lift and transfer the cookie dough to the cookie sheets. Either way works well!
  • How long to bake chocolate chip M&M cookies: Bake your cookies for 8 minutes. They may seem slightly undercooked, but they’ll solidify as they cool. Your cookies will be the perfect texture: soft on top and in the middle, and slightly firm on the bottom.
  • Hand place additional candies on top: As soon as M and M cookies come out of the oven, add additional candies to make them more festive!

A baking tray with M&M Cookies


Rather than freezing baked cookies, it’s better to freeze the cookie dough instead. Here’s how to freeze the dough for M&M cookies:

  1. With a cookie scoop, form the dough into small balls/pucks.
  2. Place the drop cookies on a small baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  3. Leave a bit of space around each ball so none of the pucks are touching.
  4. Put the tray of cookies into the freezer for 35 minutes or until frozen.
  5. Transfer pre-formed cookies to a freezer bag. Return them to the freezer.
  6. Frozen cookie dough will stay fresh for 3 months.

A white ceramic platter with freshly-baked M&M cookies



These are the recommended kitchen tools for making M&M cookies:

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Chocolate chip M&M cookies are fun, festive and easy to make! Flaunting three different types of chocolate, they’re also called triple chocolate cookies.


  • 2 sticks salted butter (1 cup), softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light-brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (pure Mexican vanilla preferred)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups M&Ms (regular-size M&Ms)
  • 1 10-ounce package of mini chocolate morsels (chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup M&Ms for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, light-brown sugar and vanilla. Add in eggs and mix until combined.
  3. Add in the salt, baking soda, cornstarch and cocoa powder. Mix until well blended. Add in the flour and mix again until it’s well incorporated. With a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix briefly.
  4. Remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer. Use a spatula to gently fold  the M&Ms and mini chocolate chips into the cookie dough. Use a cookie scoop or two teaspoons to transfer small balls of cookie dough onto the baking trays.
  5. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes (but no longer than 10 minutes max!). The cookies will seem to be a bit undercooked but they’ll solidify when cooling. The cooled cookies will be soft on the top and middle, just slightly crisp on the bottom, and super yummy.
  6. As soon as the cookies are pulled out of the oven, garnish each one with several hand-placed M&Ms on top. Make them look festive, happy and gorgeous!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Tea Time, Snack, Dessert, Party
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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  1. I saw the picture of the m&m cookie and could not resist the temptation to come over and see how you did it. For some reason, I still don’t see the comment box on the Mint Kiss Brownie post, but I’ll share with you that it looks oh so good. Your page is dangerous! I just gained 10 lbs staring at the pictures.

  2. Superb! Your cookies look adorable! I will ask my wife to try this recipe on the occasion of thanksgiving and Christmas day.

  3. Superb! Your cookies look amazing! I will ask my mom to try this recipe on the occasion of thanksgiving and Christmas day.

  4. I am collecting cookie recipes for my cookie exchange this year. These look so good. I will have to give this recipe a try this weekend.

  5. I just feel so sad right now, I wish I could a taste of those right now… Thank you for sharing your recipe. I hope that someday lazy people like myself would make good use of it?

  6. oh! I really enjoy that wooden spoon! the cookies look so delicious! I want to eat them now. I’ll have to try this and hope they look nearly as good as yours

  7. Holy yum! I am all about cookies with M&Ms. They’ve always been my favorite. But I haven’t made them in forever. Cannot wait to live like a kid again and make them!

  8. YUMMY YUMMY! Nothing better than cookies an d M&M mixed! I am going to have to try this recipe with the kids and hopefully not eat all the M& M’s before I am done baking the actual cookies!

  9. Those cookies look amazing! I’ve never seen a mat that has a measuring guide. What a great idea to help you keep all of your cookies uniform. Another cool gadget that now I think I need! Thanks for the great recipe.

  10. Omg! I just don’t have words for those cookies. They look so fun and colorful and yummy. I love that sheet you put them on and see how they grow in size. It’s so cool. I want one too, so thanks for the link. Back to the cookies, my husband is a huge fan of m&m so I can only imagine he would love those cookies as well.

  11. Wow! Your cookies look amazing! Your photos are beautiful as well! My children will go crazy over these! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  12. I truly envy those who can bake! haha I’ve tried baking cookies so many times and for some reason they just never come out right. But these look delicious! Maybe I can get my husband to make them lol