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Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

a picture of m&m cookies on a tray

Discover the ultimate Soft M&M Cookies Recipe – pillowy soft, loaded with chocolate M&M’s, and incredibly easy to make.

Hey there my friend 👋. Let me tell you a little secret – these Soft M&M Cookies are going to blow your mind. 🤯

They’re the perfect balance of soft and chewy, with a delightful burst of chocolate in every bite.

And the best part? They’re so simple to whip up, even a novice baker can nail them.

Why You Will Love This Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

These M&M cookies are a game-changer, my friends. 🙌 Not only are they insanely delicious, but they’re also incredibly easy to make.

You don’t need any fancy equipment or hard-to-find ingredients. Just a few pantry staples and some good ol’ M&M’s.

But what really sets these cookies apart is their texture. They’re soft and pillowy on the inside, with a slightly crisp exterior – the perfect combination.

And let’s not forget about those pops of chocolatey goodness from the M&M’s.

With every bite, you’ll experience an explosion of flavors that will have you coming back for more.

Ingredients Needed to make this Soft M&M Cookies

These are the ingredients you need to make this recipe.

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M’s, plus more for topping

Alternative Ingredients

If you do not have the Ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below.

Original IngredientAlternative
All-purpose flourWhole wheat flour or gluten-free flour blend
Unsalted butterCoconut oil or vegan butter
Granulated sugarCoconut sugar or maple syrup
Brown sugarHoney or molasses
Vanilla extractAlmond extract or lemon zest
EggsFlax or chia eggs for vegan version
M&M’sChocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or crushed candy

Step-By-Step Instructions on How to Make this recipe

Here’s a quick overview of how to make these irresistible cookies:

  1. Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  5. Fold in the M&M’s.
  6. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheets.
  7. Bake until lightly golden on the edges.
  8. Let cool slightly, then enjoy.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t overmix the dough to avoid tough cookies.
  • Use room temperature ingredients for best results.
  • Customize with different candies or mix-ins.
  • Bake a few minutes less for super soft, gooey centers.

Utensils/What You Need To Make this Soft M&M Cookies

These are the utensils and/or equipments you need to make this recipe.

  1. Mixing bowls
  2. Hand mixer or stand mixer
  3. Rubber spatula
  4. Baking sheets
  5. Parchment paper or silicone baking mats

What to Serve with Soft M&M Cookies

These cookies are delightful on their own, but you can also serve them with:

  • A tall glass of cold milk
  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • A dusting of powdered sugar
  • A drizzle of chocolate or caramel sauce

Frequently asked questions

How can I make my cookies extra soft?

Underbaking them slightly and using more brown sugar than granulated sugar will give you supremely soft, gooey cookies.

Can I freeze the cookie dough?

Yes. Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer to an airtight container or bag. Bake from frozen, adding a couple of minutes to the baking time.

How long do these cookies last?

Stored in an airtight container at room temperature, they’ll stay fresh for up to 5 days. You can also freeze baked cookies for up to 3 months.

Can I use different mix-ins?

Yes, you cM. Get creative with chopped nuts, dried fruit, or other candies like Reese’s Pieces or crushed Oreos.

Do I have to chill the dough before baking?

Nope. This dough is ready to scoop and bake right away. Chilling is unnecessary unless you prefer a thicker, puffier cookie.

a picture of m&m cookies on a tray

Soft M&M Cookies

Soft, chewy, and loaded with chocolate M&M candies, these Soft M&M Cookies are the ultimate crowd-pleaser. It is easy to make and even easier to devour.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 209 kcal


  • Mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer or stand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mats


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups M&M’s plus more for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with the granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Beat in the vanilla and eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low speed just until combined.
  • Fold in 1 1/2 cups M&M’s with a rubber spatula.
  • Scoop rounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  • Top each dough round with a few extra M&M’s.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden on the edges but still soft in the centers.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. For extra soft and gooey centers, bake for 9-10 minutes only.
  2. Don’t overmix the dough once the dry ingredients are added.
  3. Use room temperature eggs and butter for best results.
  4. Cookies stay fresh for up to 5 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Keyword Chocolate, Cookies, kid-friendly, M&Ms, Quick And Easy

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