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A plate of M&M cookies, garnished with extra candy.
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M&M Cookies

These M&M cookies are made with a soft brown sugar cookie dough and plenty of chocolate candy pieces. The perfect make-ahead dessert or snack that can easily be customized to suit your occasion!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 269kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups M&M's plus more for the tops of the cookies

Instructions

  • Place the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Beat for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the bowl. Beat until thoroughly mixed.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add half the dry mixture to the mixing bowl and mix on low speed.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined. Fold in 2 cups of M&M's.
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Place the cookies 2 inches apart on two sheet pans lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Press extra M&M's into the tops of the cookies. Freeze for 10-15 minutes or until firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Bake one sheet of cookies at a time for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Let the cookies rest for 3-5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Serve when cooled, or store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg