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White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

All of the special holiday treats are in the stores and I’m having too much fun baking. I posted Gingerbread Oreo Blondies earlier this week and now I give you White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies.

I found the White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s at Target, the store that makes me buy more than what’s on my list. I think Target has little invisible fairies that add things to my cart. When I get to the cash register I am always surprised by what’s in my cart. I am too embarrassed to take things back, so I always buy what the fairies put in my cart. I am glad they put White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s into my cart because they made some very tasty and festive cookies.

The M&M’s are good on their own, but even better in cookie form. Isn’t everything better in cookie form? :) I added crushed candy canes and white chocolate chips to the cookie dough too. These cookies are loaded with holiday cheer!

The cookies are soft with a slight refreshing crunch from the candy canes. The White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s add a big pop of color and are the stars of the cookies. When Josh saw the cookies he thought I made University of Utah Cookies-his alma mater. Their colors are red and white, so I guess they could be Ute cookies, but they really are Christmas cookies.

If you are out shopping and see a bag of White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, let the fairies sneak a bag or two into your cart. You will thank them later. Especially if you make these White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies. They are a great holiday treat!

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White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Cookies with White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's, candy canes, and white chocolate chips. These cookies are festive and perfect for the holiday season!


3 cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup crushed candy canes
1 cup White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.

2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.

3. Cream butter and sugars together in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in the white chocolate chips, candy canes, and M&M's.

4. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough on prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack and cool completely.

Note-a few people commented that they made these cookies and they were too puffy and a little dry. You can try reducing the flour to 2 1/2 cups if you have this problem. I used 3 cups of flour though and they were just fine.

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115 Responses to “White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies”

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  1. Jeff @ Cheeseburger — November 30, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    Kids will love these cookies. Their very delicious and fun!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 30, 2012 @ 4:17 am

    Ive never seen those M & Ms at Target – but I know what you mean about the fairies putting things in your cart in that store :)

    Good looking cookies, Maria!

  3. Erica — November 30, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    I love how you added the crushed candy cane in there too. What a pretty cookie. Darn those fairies 😉

  4. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — November 30, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    I have a bag of those m&m’s waiting to be used! Your cookies are lovely, as always! And yes, everything is better in cookie form!

  5. Yummy! I bought the same chips at Target!!! The only problem is, is keeping my hands out of the bag long enough so I can get a batch of cookies out of it! :)

  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 30, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    What an awesome cookie! You rock my cookie-world!

  7. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — November 30, 2012 @ 8:32 am

    yum! love peppermint in cookies!

  8. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 30, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    So cute and festive! I need to find those M&Ms today.

  9. Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — November 30, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    Perfect for christmas – i love the festive colors!

  10. Therese ( — November 30, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    These look so pretty! They’d be perfect for a cookie exchange or a holiday open house. Thanks for sharing, I didn’t even know the peppermint M&Ms existed!

  11. marla — November 30, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Maria, these cookies are so FUN I love all the colors for the holidays!

  12. Lynn — November 30, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    When I first tried those m&ms I immediately thought they’d be great in a cookie. So thanks so much for this recipe! I’ll be making them this weekend.

  13. Beth W. — November 30, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    I saw these at Target and thought, I bet Two Peas and a Pod will be coming out with a recipe to make cookies with these!! :) Looks delicious!

  14. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — November 30, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I have the EXACT SAME PROBLEM at Target. Weird. :) These look sooooo tasty!

  15. Denise — November 30, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    If we had Target in Canada (soon!) I would have bigger problems than fairies! I haven’t seen these M & Ms yet but will be sure to pick up a bag if I do! Cookies look delicious!

  16. Mandie @ Oh So Decadent — November 30, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    These fairies might have accidentally added these white chocolate peppermint m&ms to your cart, but what they didn’t realize was that you would create such a wonderful cookie from them! They look scrumdibiliyumtious (sure, I guess that’s how you spell it) and the perfect addition to any Christmas Cookie platter!

  17. Ngoc — November 30, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Looks great. Did you get hot chocolate too?

    Makes me think of peppermint bark! 😉

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  19. oh they sound good, but look adorable.

  20. vanillasugarblog — November 30, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    you know it was so hard to find those M&M’s.
    Finally did a a far from home Target.
    Now I can make cookies!

  21. Paula — November 30, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    A chocolate version of these would be yummy as well.

  22. Mercedes — November 30, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Those fairies snuck a bag of these M&Ms into my cart too! I love how big your cookies are, makes me want to get out my muffin top pan!

  23. carrian — November 30, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    How fun! I love those m&ms! I have a cookie recipe using them next week. Now I can link to yours too! woohoo!

  24. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — November 30, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    Target does the same thing to me! :) These look soo good.

  25. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — November 30, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    These sound amazing! Peppermint is my favorite holiday flavor…I love it the most, even more than pumpkin and gingerbread :)

  26. Tracey — November 30, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    I need to get my hands on a bag of these M&M’s – they sound awesome! Target is pretty much the most dangerous store ever :)

  27. Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 30, 2012 @ 3:51 pm

    The texture of these looks absolutely perfect, Maria!

  28. Joanne — November 30, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    I really hope I can get my hands on some of these seasonal M&Ms! they sound like an addiction waiting to happen.

  29. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — November 30, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Great flavors for a cookie and I love the chewyness of them :)

  30. I want to eat these cookies now! I have wanted to buy those M&M’s, but have been holding out. Not sure I will have the will power anymore :)

  31. Diana @Eating Made Easy — November 30, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    Wow, these look so yummy. I love peppermint in everything during the holidays. Will probably double the peppermint and leave out the M&Ms.

  32. Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs — December 1, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    Oh, wow! I didn’t even know they make those M&Ms. Sounds heavenly!

  33. Amanda — December 1, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Ugh i have been trying to find those m&m s and cant. Looked at target last night and ours did not have them

  34. These look like the perfect cookie to leave for santa!

  35. These M&Ms have crack in them. We are obsessed in our family…

  36. Kristen — December 2, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    They’re too dry. I just made the dough and 3 c flour is way too much.

  37. Hillary — December 2, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    Hmm, I love white chocolate cranberry cookies around Christmas time!

  38. Veronica — December 3, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! The day after you posted this, I googled “white chocolate peppermint cookies”, because I had a cookie party to go to, and wanted to make something that reflected the season. Boy was I happy when you’re recipe popped up! I made no adjustments to your recipe and they were DE-LISH! Everyone loved them! I look forward to trying and learning new recipes from you! Thanks again! And Happy Holidays!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 10:25 am

      So happy you liked the cookies!

  39. The Food Hound — December 3, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    OMG, I need to stay away from Target if these little babies are out! I wish I could say they’d make it home for me to make these cookies, because they do look divine, but I’d probably eat the whole bag on the way home. Love the addition of candy canes!

  40. tracy {pale yellow} — December 3, 2012 @ 5:38 pm

    What a great excuse to buy extra peppermint m & m cookies!!!

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