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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”

  1. Cookie — December 3, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    Very yummy cookie! But I was having a chocolate craving, sooooo I used a chocolate cookie recipe instead. They are very very yummy and pretty too. Haven’t made it to Target to get the m&m’s listed in this recipe so I had to use the chocolate mint m&m’s. I added white chocolate chips to the batter and sprinkled (smooshed) the candy canes & mint m&m’s on top. Divine!!!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 10:24 am

      Glad you liked the cookies!

  2. Kelly — December 4, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Love the festivity… I can only imagine how yummy they are! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Carla @ Carlas Confections — December 4, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    Oh goodness! I cant wait to get my hands on one of those bags of M&Ms! And now I want these cookies too

  4. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 5, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    Fun and festive. Perfect for a Christmas platter!

  5. kylie — December 5, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    My flattened out wayyyy too much and were more crunchy than anything :(

    • Two Peas replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 10:24 am

      Was your butter too warm? They have a slight crunch from the candy canes, but they shouldn’t be all crunch.

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  7. Tiffany — December 7, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Can I use salted butter?

    • Two Peas replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 10:23 am

      Yes! You may want to reduce the amount of salt you use. It just depends if you like a kick of salt!

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  9. Natalie — December 9, 2012 @ 12:16 am

    I agree with Kristen. For some reason these cookies turned out too dry. :( But I will give them another try and change some of the measurements next time.

    • Two Peas replied: — December 9th, 2012 @ 10:23 am

      Sorry they came out dry for you. We haven’t had any problems. Try reducing the flour a bit.

  10. Mimi — December 9, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    I followed the recipe to a T, and they did not come out flat like the picture shows. They were thick, and cakey, rather than flat and chewy. I used 2 1/2 cups of flour, and only used 1/4 t of baking soda. After I did that they came out just like your picture. They are wonderful cookies! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  11. Abby Alwan — December 10, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    Hey two peas!

    I’ve made these cookies twice now, and can not for the life of me get them as thin and flat as yours look. I tried cutting back on flour a bit and that helped ever so slightly, but mine turn out puffy and raised, never falling flat and gooey. Any advice? I’ll keep making them until they look like yours, bc each batch keeps getting better! They’re so good.

    • Two Peas replied: — December 10th, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

      Hi Abby! Sorry you had trouble with the cookies. You can try reducing the flour to 2 1/2 cups. Hopefully that will help! I didn’t have a problem and I used 3 cups of flour.

  12. Abby Alwan — December 10, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    Ha, should have read all the comments (right above mine) before typing! Good to know, will try the same.

  13. Susan — December 11, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    Made these this weekend – didn’t add the candy cane pieces to the cookies but the mint M&M’s and chocolate chips are awesome. Thanks for all the great recipies.

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  15. Janice — December 12, 2012 @ 6:35 pm

    These cookies sounded really yummy, however I am unable to find that variety of M & M’s anywhere. Checked major supermarkets and even the chain drug stores, which sometimes carry different items…but no luck.
    I live in New York State, so maybe it’s availabilty is only in certain regions of the country.
    Will keep looking. :-))

  16. Mo — December 12, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    These were a huge hit at work! Thanks for all the time you put in on these recipes!

  17. Heather O. — December 13, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    These cookies will be my downfall. I made them tonight and they are delicious! Thank you!

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  20. Amy — December 16, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

    @Dawn: I live in Nassau County, Long Island & was in Target today where they had 4 shelves full specifically of white chocolate peppermint M & M’s today (12/16/12). Of course I had to buy 2 bags, 1 for this recipe (which I can’t wait to make!) & 1 for just snacking on :). Hope this message helps & wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!!

  21. Amy — December 16, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    Sorry the above comment was for Janice!! oops!!

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  26. nikki — December 17, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    these look super yummy! thanks for posting :)
    do you know how long they will hold? and do you keep them refrigerated after baking or room temp? i’m just wondering because i plan on making a lot for my coworkers and i’m wondering how far in advance i can make them

    • Two Peas replied: — December 17th, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

      They will stay fresh for 2-3 days in an air tight container on the counter. Enjoy!

  27. Kristen — December 18, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    Just made these tonight! Love the mint white chocolate! I didn’t have candy canes and I did 1/2 cup each white and milk chocolate chips and they are delicious! Also, I only did 1 tsp vanilla because 1 tbsp seemed like a LOT and they still came out great! Awesome idea!

  28. AMejia — December 19, 2012 @ 12:47 am

    These were kinda dry, but very tasty! I will next time only use 2 1/2 cups of flour! But thank you for the delicious recipe!

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  32. Luv What You Do — December 21, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    I made these cookies and loved them! Can’t wait to blog all about these tasty cookies! Thanks for another creative recipe!

  33. Patti — December 21, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    These were delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe!

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  36. Chris H. — December 22, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Made these when you posted & they are super tasty. Those peppermint M & M’s are magical & so festive looking. Thanks for sharing!

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  38. Leslie — December 23, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    I made these last week and they were outstanding! I actually only put the M & Ms in and left out the candy canes and white chocolate chips because I thought they’d be too rich for me. I have to say they were fantastic with just the white chocolate peppermint M & Ms. Thank you for this yummy recipe. I hope white chocolate peppermint M & Ms are back again next holiday season! I am making another batch of these today to share with family tomorrow.

    Merry Christmas!

  39. Amy — December 23, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Made these for the 1st time today. WOW!!!! Sooooo good!!!!! I did cut the flour down to 2 1/2cups just from reading all the reviews. They came out perfect. Just FYI, you MUST use parchment paper with these. My first batch was directly on the cookie pan & the little bits of candy cane made the cookies stick so bad to the sheet. Used parchment from then on. I made 5 cookies this year & this one got the #1 vote from my family today. This will definitely be an annual Christmas cookie for me!!!!!

  40. Elizabeth — December 26, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    I tried to make these but they did not turn out! they melted to the sides and the candy fell into the middle! I know I used the correct amount of butter but it seemed like there was way too much. I used a nonstick cookie tray. Was that the problem? Or was my flour bad? confused

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