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M&M Cookies

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
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 32 cookies
Calories: 219kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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. 

Nutrition

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