Giant Peanut Butter M and M Cookie

Sharing our favorite M and M cookies recipe today!  Love this giant peanut butter M&M Cookie for one….or maybe 2 if you want to share 🙂 Golden buttery edges with soft centers, it’s the perfect cookie if you ask me!

M&M Cookies

This M and M Cookie is so much fun!  The recipe makes one giant cookie that perfect for sharing.  You are going to love this one!!

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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

ingredients for m and m cookies

What You’ll Need

  • salted butter– For most of my recipes I use salted butter. Unsalted works too.
  • granulated sugar– This fine white sugar adds sweetness to the cookie.
  • light brown sugar– This cookie recipe can use light or dark brown sugar.
  • large egg– For consistency, I use large eggs in my cooking and baking.
  • pure vanilla extract- For best tasting results, use pure vanilla.
  • all-purpose flour– Flour is the main dry ingredient in the cookies.
  • kosher salt– Kosher salt is a course salt commonly used in cooking and baking. I prefer it over table salt.
  • baking soda-Baking soda helps the cookies rise during baking.
  • Mini M&M’s– Check for mini M&M’s in the candy section of the grocery store. Regular size M&M’s work fine as well.

preparing m and m cookies in bowl

How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place butter and sugars into a medium bowl and stir until well combined. Add beaten egg and vanilla stirring until well combined. Stir in peanut butter until creamy. Add flour, baking soda, salt and M&M’s. Stir until just combined. Using a large cookie or ice cream scoop, place dough onto center of baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden around edges. Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before removing. Serve room temperature or warm.

m and m cookies

Stir in the peanut butter then start adding the dry ingredients and M&M’s until dough forms.

placing m and m cookies on baking sheet

Place your dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.  I shape the dough into a nice round and top with a handful more mini M&M’s.

m and m cookies dough on baking sheet

Bake the cookie for 12-15 minutes, until baked through, edges start to turn golden brown.  Right after cookie is removed, take a knife and go around the edges to make a perfect round cookie if you’d like.  I do this all of the time.  It’s very shapable right out of the oven.

baked m and m cookies

How To Serve Giant Cookie

Serve large cookie for any occasion where a cookie is wanted. It’s great warm, room temperature or chilled.

Recipe Tips For Success

  • When making a giant cookie and needing 2 tablespoons of an egg, crack egg into a small bowl, whisk then pour into measuring spoon. Makes it much easier this way.
  • If you can’t find Mini M&M’s you can use chocolate chips or other chopped candy bars of your choice.
  • Right when cookie comes out of the oven, you can use a plastic knife to shape edges into a nice round shape if needed. I do this almost to every batch of cookies I make. Gives some added texture as well.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftover peanut butter cookie in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to 2 days on the counter or refrigerator.

m and m cookies

Giant Peanut Butter M and M Cookie

My Giant Peanut Butter M and M Cookie is perfect for gifting to friends and neighbors or enjoying a giant cookie all to yourself!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 490kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $10
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • measuring spoons
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup mini M&M's

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper
  • Place butter and sugars into a medium bowl and stir until well combined. Add beaten egg and vanilla stirring until well combined. Stir in peanut butter until creamy. Add flour, baking soda, salt and M&M's. Stir until just combined. Using a large cookie or ice cream scoop, place dough onto center of baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden around edges. Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet before removing. Serve room temperature or warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 607mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.9mg
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