This M&M Cookies Recipe is amazing and you can make them from scratch without much work. Each bite is bursting with chocolate chips and m&m’s candy for an amazing cookie.

M&M Cookies in a pile.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies taste even better with M&M candy. This new recipe has lots of chocolate for a chewy cookie everyone will enjoy. The kids beg for these all the time and they are so wonderful. You will love this cookie recipe.

You might also like M&M Cookie Cake, Monster Cookie Recipe , M&M Rice Krispie Treats and M&M Dessert Recipes for more yummy treats.

Why I love this recipe

  • They are packed with m&m candies.
  • You can easily adapt these for other holidays. Try using pastel candy for Easter or holiday colors for Christmas.
  • Each bite is loaded with gooey chocolate.


Ingredients for cookies - flour, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, eggs, M&M's, chocolate chips.
  • all-purpose flour
  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • plain chocolate candies. Plus more for adding to the top before baking if desired.
  • chocolate chips. Semi sweet or milk chocolate.

Find the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the recipe card.


We love trying new things and this cookie recipe never disappoints. Feel free to change the ingredients slightly for a completely different cookie.

  • Switch out the chocolate chips for white chocolate. Another idea to try is peanut butter chips. The cookies turn out completely different but still tastes amazing.
  • We also like to make these for the holidays with seasonal m&m’s. There are so many seasonal m&m’s to try- Valentine’s, Christmas, Halloween and more.
  • Try mixing ½ cup white chocolate morsels with the semi sweet chocolate morsels.
  • Different types of m&m’s. Try nutella, white chocolate, brownie and more for a great cookie.
  • Dark chocolate is also a delicious add on.
  • Add ¾ cup nuts to the cookie mixture. Pecans and walnuts are great options.

How to make m&m cookies

  • Step 1. First, go ahead and preheat the oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is warming up, line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
Dry ingredients in a bowl.

Step 2. Get out a mixing bowl and add the flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk everything together.

Butter and sugar creamed in a separate bowl.

Step 3. Get out another large bowl. Combine the butter and sugars. Then add the dry pudding mix. Beat until this mixture is light and fluffy.

Mixing bowl with dry ingredients and wet ingredients combined.

Step 4. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.

Candy added to bowl and folded into cookie dough.

Step 5. Add the candy and chocolate chips. Do this step by hand and do not use the stand mixer so the candy coating stays intact.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 6. Form the dough into balls. I prefer to use a cookie scoop to make the dough balls. Top with more candy.

Cookies on wire rack.

Step 7. Bake the cookies. Allow to cool on the baking sheet a few minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Store the cookies inside an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Recipe Tips

Now my family loves to make cookies, but there are two things that we just HAVE to use to make the perfect cookies.

  • Baking mats. These keep your cookies from burning on the bottom and they help them cook evenly. Plus, it saves you money by not having to use parchment paper all the time. 
  • Cookie scoops. Give these a try because they make baking cookies so much easier. It helps the cookies to be more evenly shaped and helps them to cook more evenly.

How to Freeze

Yes. We actually do this frequently so that we will have cookies ready to go.

Just make the cookie dough as normal and put them on a cookie sheet in balls just like as above. Next, put them in the freezer still on the baking sheet. Once you flash freeze the cookies, transfer to a freezer container up to 3 month.

M&M Cookies on wire rack.

Make these delicious cookies today. Then come back and leave a comment.

m&m Cookies

4.78 from 9 votes
This M&M Cookies Recipe is amazing and you can make them from scratch without much work. Each bite is bursting with chocolate.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 137


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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, dry pudding mix, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs.
  • Gradually add flour mixture until smooth.
  • Stir in candy and chocolate chips.
  • Using a cookie dough scoop, divide dough and roll into balls.
  • Place on baking sheet and slightly press down the top.
  • Add more candy on top if desired.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool slightly on the baking sheet.
  • Transfer to wire rack.
  • Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 137kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 1g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 23mg, Sodium 168mg, Potassium 19mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 182IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 14mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Bambi Denny says:

    5 stars
    I made these cookies with my 6 year old. Not only did he love helping make them, he also love eating them! Definitely a recipe to hold on to for us!