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 weekΒ 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? πŸ™‚ 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 350Β°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. 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.

  2. 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!! πŸ™‚ Looks delicious!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!!

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