M and M Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Sharing my favorite chocolate pumpkin spice cookies today! My Chocolate Pumpkin Spice M and M Cookies are a great way to kick off the upcoming pumpkin season!

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

You are going to LOVE these Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies!! There is nothing quite like Fall Baking. The house smells like a dream, the treats and food are pure comfort. Enjoy friends!

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Here’s your line up of ingredients along with the Pumpkin Spice M and M’s. You can use regular M and M’s too.

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add the egg, vanilla and pumpkin, mixing to combine. Add the flour, cocoa powder, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Mix until dough starts coming together. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  3. With a medium cookie scoop, place dough onto prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Press cookies down to about 1/2 inch. Top with 4 Pumpkin Spice M and M’s. Bake for 11-13 minutes until baked through. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!

pumpkin spice cookies

Grab your favorite mixing bowl or stand mixer and start creaming your butter and sugars.

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Time for the egg!

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A lovely splash of vanilla.

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A nice spoonful of Pumpkin. It was so great seeing this again. Can’t wait to make a zillion more pumpkin recipes!

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Time for the dry ingredients.

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A few tablespoons of pudding mix!

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Cocoa powder time ๐Ÿ™‚

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Smells so lovely.

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Oh baby, bring on the chocolate chunks. Trader Joe’s has a great chocolate bar perfect for chunking into cookies.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Now this is perfection in my book, lol!

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LOVE the green, orange and brown colors of the Pumpkin Spice M and M’s. Fun and festive.

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Almost ready to bake.

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Press each cookie down about 1/2 inch thick then top with M and M’s.

Best M&M’s Cookies

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M and M Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies

These M and M Chocolate Pumpkin
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
  • 10 ounce bag Pumpkin Spice M and Mโ€™s

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add the egg, vanilla and pumpkin, mixing to combine. Add the flour, cocoa powder, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Mix until dough starts coming together. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  • With a medium cookie scoop, place dough onto prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Press cookies down to about 1/2 inch. Top with 4 Pumpkin Spice M and Mโ€™s. Bake for 11-13 minutes until baked through. Let cool for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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46 Responses
  1. Amanda

    Question on the amount of butter used…it just says one stick, but it looks like you have the smaller sticks of butter pictured, exactly how much butter is used?

  2. Kathryn

    I looked for the Pumpkin Spice M&Ms at three different Target stores across two states- no luck! I ended up ordering them from Amazon. Looking forward to trying these later this week!

  3. Valerie

    Thanks for this recipe. I picked up the M&M’s on sale at target today and just pulled them out of the oven about a half hour ago. I decided to leave out the cocoa because I didn’t want it to mask the pumpkin taste. I just used 1 1/2 cups flour instead of 1 1/4 to make up for the missing cocoa. they turned out great! also, wanted to differ with you on the taste of the M&M’s… not that it’s a big deal, but I don’t think the M&M’s taste at all like pumpkin. They are just chocolate with a pumpkin pie spice flavor to them. (I think when they say pumpkin spice they are really referring to pumpkin pie spice, not pumpkin flavor.)

    1. Valerie, thanks for sharing. Glad you enjoyed! And I agree with you on the pumpkin M&M’s. I think I explained it wrong in a previous comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Donna Howard

    Just made my first batch!! Yum yum yum!! Although I have to say mine don’t look as nice as yours. I think something weird happened in the flattening the cookie before baking!! The dough is sort of sticky and stuck to the back of the spoon I was using. How did you do yours so nicely? Fortunately doesn’t bother the taste!!!
    donna

  5. Neeeed to get to Target so badly so I can get these M&Ms. The cookies look fabulous! I broke open my first can of pumpkin this weekend… couldn’t wait any longer! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. joan

    Love, love, love your blog. I have made so many recipes from this site and this recipe intrigues me. I have a question about the M&Ms: Are they chocolate inside, with a pumpkin spice flavor, or are they more like the pumpkin spice kisses, with that orangey color? Do they taste artificial flavory?

  7. Donna Howard

    Can I just say that I love your blog and how you show the ingredients used! Yes, I am that lame that I need to see things!!!

  8. OMG!!!!!!
    I think I died & went to cookie Heaven!!

    I have never tasted such a delicious cookie! You must be an Angel or these cookies are illegal…anything this delicious has to be illegal or heaven sent! : D

    Thank you for sharing this.

  9. Mom 2 3 Boys

    Do you add the M & M’s to the cookie mixture, or just top the cookies. In Step 2, the directions say add the M&M’s to the mixture, and then Step 3 say’s top with 4 each. Just trying to figure out how much would be added in step 2.

  10. Ginny

    These look yummy! What would I need to adjust if I left out the pudding mix? I know it will impact the flavor and texture a bit, but I would prefer not to use it.

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