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These colorful M&M cookies are soft, crispy, and chewy all at the same time! They are filled with tons of mini chocolate chips and M&M's and there is no need to chill the cookie dough before baking. Deliciousness in every bite.

(Last Updated On: June 7, 2022)

These mini chocolate chip M&M cookies are to die for, they are that good! With tons of M&M’s and mini chocolate chips in each cookie, you get a sweet crunch in every bite. These cookies are soft and chewy and go great with a nice tall glass of cold milk.

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

What’s in these Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies?

Each cookie is filled with lots of M&M’s and mini chocolate chips. Also, some of the basic cookie ingredients are flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract. They are soft, sweet, chewy, and yummy!

Key Ingredients for Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 sticks of butter – softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of table salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of light brown sugar – firmly packed
  • 2 cups of M&M’s®
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips
Ingredients for Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
Ingredients for Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Step-By-Step Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies Instructions with Photos

Step 1. Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2. Stir the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt

Then, in a medium-sized bowl, stir 4 cups of all-purpose flour together with 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Set aside until step 6.

Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Step 3. Soften the Butter

In a small bowl that is safe for the microwave, melt 2 sticks of butter for 40 seconds until the butter starts to soften.

Two sticks of softened butter in a bowl.
Softened butter in a bowl.

Step 4. Add the Sugar and Brown Sugar

In a different medium-sized bowl, add the softened butter together with 1 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 and 1/2 cups of light brown sugar.

Softened butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar in a bowl.
Softened butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar in a bowl.

Mix the butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until blended.

The softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar are blended well.
The softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar are blended well.

Step 5. Add the Eggs and Vanilla

Add the 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract together with the softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.

The eggs and vanilla extract are added to the softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.
The eggs and vanilla extract are added to the softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.

Stir the eggs and vanilla extract with the softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until all is well blended.

Mix eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until well blended.
Mix eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until well blended.

Step 6. Stir in the Flour Mixture

Gradually add the flour mixture together with the eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the eggs, vanilla, butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the eggs, vanilla, butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.

Stir the flour mixture together with the eggs, softened butter, vanilla extract, sugar, and light brown sugar until well blended.

Mix the flour mixture with the eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until well blended.
Mix the flour mixture with the eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until well blended.

Step 7. Add the M&M’s and Mini Chocolate Chips

Add 2 cups of M&M’s and 1 and 1/2 cups of mini chocolate chips together with the flour mixture, eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.

M&M's and chocolate chips are added to the flour mixture, eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.
M&M’s and mini chocolate chips are added to the flour mixture, eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar.

Stir the M&M’s, mini chocolate chips, flour mixture, eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until thoroughly mixed.

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies dough.
Mix the M&M’s and mini chocolate chips with the cookie dough.

Step 8. Place the Parchment Paper and Cookie Dough on the Cookie Sheet

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. After that is done, scoop out the cookie dough one at a time and place them on the parchment paper about 2 inches apart. If you have a cookie scooper, that works very well to scoop out the cookie dough.

Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes, or just until there is a little bit of light golden brown on the cookies. But equally important, do not overbake.

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies dough.
Chocolate chip M&M cookie dough on a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Out of the Oven Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Leave the baked cookies on the cookie sheet for about 1 to 2 minutes. Cookies still cook for a bit when left on the cookie sheet right out of the oven, hence the “do not overbake” rule. And also, they are softer at this time and can break apart trying to get them off of the cookie sheet. After cookies cool, they become firmer, and that’s normal.

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies right out of the oven.
Baked chocolate chip M&M cookies right out of the oven.

Slide a flat spatula under each cookie and transfer them from the cookie sheet over to the cooling rack and let them sit for a couple of minutes until cool. If you take them off of the cooling rack too soon they may fall apart.

Leave chocolate chip M&M cookies on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes.
Leave the chocolate chip M&M cookies on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes.

FAQs for Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Can M&M Cookies be Frozen?

Yes, M&M cookies can be stored in the freezer. When stored properly in freezer bags, they can last about 6 months in the freezer.

How Long do M&M Cookies Last?

M&M cookies can last about 2 to 3 weeks in a container on the cupboard. You can store the cookies in a zip lock bag or a Tupperware container. Put a piece of bread in the container to keep the cookies soft.

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies on a plate with a glass of milk.
Chocolate chip M&M cookies on a plate with a glass of milk.

Final Thoughts

Chocolate chip M&M cookies are fun to make, but they are even more fun to eat! They not only look terrific, but they taste terrific. This may just be my favorite cookie! When you make these crispy, yet crumbly cookies, you will be excited to share them with all of your family and friends. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

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Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

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These colorful M&M cookies are soft, crispy, and chewy all at the same time! They are filled with tons of mini chocolate chips and M&M's and there is no need to chill the cookie dough before baking. Deliciousness in every bite.
5 from 7 votes
Cost $9
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings 40 cookies

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside for now.
  • In a microwaveable bowl, soften the butter in the microwave for 40 seconds.
  • In a different medium-sized bowl, mix the softened butter, sugar, and light brown sugar until blended.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract then mix well.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture, then mix well.
  • Add the M&M's and the mini chocolate chips. Stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. This is a must.
  • Use a cookie scooper and scoop out the cookie dough and place them on the parchment paper about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • After cookies are done baking, leave them on the cookie sheet for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let them sit for a couple of minutes until cool.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe bakes the cookies for 11 minutes. The cookies should be a little bit of a light golden brown color around the edges. Depending on how hot your oven gets, keep an eye on the cookies. Do not overbake.
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips, cookies, m&m’s, mini chocolate chips
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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Do you mean two STICKS butter–1 cup? A pound of butter seems… excessive.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment! I actually had to double check how we made this recipe because that does seem like a lot of butter. You are right! It should be 2 sticks of butter (1 cup). We are going to fix it in the recipe. Thanks again!

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