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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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  3. 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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  5. 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!

  6. 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!!!!!

  7. 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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  9. Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 28, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    I made these (without white chocolate chips) and they turned out great. This holiday baking season, I learned that soft room temp butter is definitely key when baking cookies! I didn’t love the peppermint M&Ms on their own, but they are just fantastic in these cookies!

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  12. Rikki-Dee — January 2, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    I made these a few weeks ago for a cookie swap and they were a big hit. I wish I had read all of the blog post so that I would have known to find the candy at Target. i saw the cookies and went straight for the recipe. After looking at several stores I told my mom that Target probably had them and sure nuff they did. Thanks for the great recipe!

  13. Ann Marie — January 3, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Just made these and they are delicious!! I didn’t add the M&M’s though because 1. I’m not fond of M&M’s in my cookies and 2. I didn’t want to drive around town looking for them. Still, the cookies came out very good. I only put in 1 teaspoon of vanilla because I thought 1 tablespoon was a lot. :) Is it really supposed to be 1 tablespoon?

  14. Two Peas — January 3, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    I love vanilla, so I added a tablespoon, but you can certainly cut back:)

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  18. michele — November 29, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Thank you for the recipe. My son is allergic to regular chocolate but can eat white
    chocolate. When I saw the white chocolate m&m’s I was planning on making cookies with them. I was not really sure how I was going to make them till I saw your recipe.
    Thanks again.

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  22. Susan — December 19, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    So good! Everybody loved them

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  24. Em — December 19, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    I don’t usually comment on blogs (even though I should b/c I use all of my recipes from them) but these cookies were AMAZING! I did only 2 1/2 cups of flour…baked for the 10 minutes. So soft & delicious. My Mom said they were her “new favorite cookie” & I’m bringing them in for the office tomorrow. THANK YOU!

  25. Karrie — December 22, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Just made these today with milk choc chips instead of white and yummmm. I used less flour right off the bat and they turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!

  26. Karrie — December 22, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    Oops i forgot to add that my target is always out of those m&ms but i found Mint ones at walmart and paired them with milk choc chips and the crushed candy canes and very delish!

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  28. lisa — January 6, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

    Going to try these right now. Target had them 70% off .95/ bag! If they turn out, I may have to go back for more!! I did buy 5 bags though and they had a ton left yet!

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  34. Sheila — December 22, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    I do a ton of baking so I was skeptical about 3 cups of flour in a drop cookie recipe. I have to agree with the comments that 3 cups is way too much. I followed the recipe EXACTLY as listed and my cookies looked nothing like those pictured. They were much drier and puffier and I’m quite disappointed. If I do make these again I will definitely use less flour.

  35. Danielle — December 30, 2014 @ 6:20 pm

    Your cookies are nice and flat, why are mine so puffy? They still taste delicious!!

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