Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod
M&M Cookies-Everyone's favorite chocolate candy brightens up these soft and chewy cookies! Kids and adults go crazy for these M&M Cookies! They are the BEST!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 32 cookies
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, fluffed, spooned, and leveled
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups M&M’s, plus more for pressing on top of baked cookies
- Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling on cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and sugars together until creamy and smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until just combined. Don’t over mix. It is ok if there are still a few flour streaks left. Add the M&M’s and stir with a spatula.
Use a cookie scoop or roll the cookie dough into balls, about 2 tablespoons per cookie. Place on prepared baking sheet, 2-inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden brown around the edges, but still soft in the center. Don’t over bake.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Gently press a few M&Ms on top of the warm cookies. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
You don’t have to chill the cookie dough, but you certainly can. If I have time, I always like to because I like to let the flavors develop. Cover and chill for up to 72 hours in the fridge.
Baked cookies will keep in an airtight container on the counter for up 3 days. You can also freeze the cookie dough and baked cookies for up to 3 months.
If you want super soft M&M cookies, you can add 2 teaspoons cornstarch to the dry ingredients. Also, make sure you don't over bake the cookies.
Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.9mg