White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

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All of the special holiday treats are in the stores and I’m having too much fun baking. I made Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies 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!

White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies

Cookies with White Chocolate Peppermint M&M's, candy canes, and white chocolate chips. These cookies are festive and perfect for the holiday season!
Prep Time
10 minutes
2 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 3 cups all-purpose 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. 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. 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. 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.


Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

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