Soft and chewy M&M cookies

These soft and chewy M&M cookies make an amazing treat and are loaded with chocolate chips!

M&M cookies

I was browsing our pantry the other day and found a giant bag of M&Ms. At some point, I must have asked my husband to buy some for me, but I can’t remember what I needed them for. After snacking on a few of the chocolate candies, I was motivated to bake something with them so I didn’t have a sugar trap in my pantry.

M&M cookies

While I have made M&M cookies before, I wasn’t 100% thrilled with them. I needed to find a recipe that yielded soft and chewy cookies. This one is definitely it.

I chilled my dough for about 45 minutes before baking, and it definitely helped prevent them from spreading. My cookies baked for 8 minutes and were slightly golden on the bottoms when I took them out. The tops were definitely underbaked but they set up nicely as they cooled.

M&M cookies

These may very well be my go-to M&M recipe moving forward. I happily shared some with my skating friends, and we still had a good 18-24 cookies remaining. Now I need to see what else is lurking in the pantry so I can get some baking inspiration…

Husband’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
Addie’s rating: 4.5 out of 5
My rating: 5 out of 5

Soft and chewy M&M cookies

Super soft and chewy cookies loaded with chocolate chips and M&M candies
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Chilling time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies
Servings: 30
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M candies


  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla until well blended.
  • Turn the mixer down to low, and then slowly add in the flour, baking soda, and salt until combined.
  • Turn the mixer off and fold in the chocolate chips and M&M candies by hand using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  • Refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour and up to overnight.
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Using a medium sized cookie scoop, scoop out portions of dough and place them on your prepared baking sheet. Make sure you leave at least 1-2 inches between each cookie dough ball.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until the edges and bottoms just start to turn a light golden color. The tops will look underdone (this is expected). If desired, press additional M&M candies on top of the cookies.
  • Allow the cookies to set for about 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Leftover cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature and will last several days.
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