How To Make Perfect M&M Cookies

5 from 10 votes

Learn How To Make Perfect M&M Cookies! These really are the best chocolate chip cookies and I simply can’t wait to share them with you!

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The Best M&M Cookies

Are you ready for the best m and m cookies recipe? I’ve been making these M and M cookies for years now and they are ALWAYS a hit. In fact, I’m making a batch today for some neighbor gifts!

What defines a perfect cookie to you? It’s quite different for everyone I imagine. For me, the cookie has to be soft and chewy but crispy around the edges with just the right texture. This cookie that I’ve developed has all of those things which is why this recipe is titled How To Make Perfect M&M Cookies 🙂

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How To Make The Best M&M 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 cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Pour in your egg and vanilla mixing to combine.
  3. Add your flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine.
  4. Add chips and m and m’s stirring to combine.
  5. With a medium cookie scoop, place dough 1 inch apart from each other.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
  7. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy!

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Secret Ingredient To The Best M&M Cookies!

Add a few Tablespoons of vanilla pudding mix with your dry ingredients.

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Give a nice stir to combine until dough forms.

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Pour in your chocolate chips.

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Mini or regular size M and M’s.

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My kind of dough.

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Do not press the cookie dough before baking. Leave just like this. UPDATE:  If your cookies don’t flatten after baking as my photo shows below, try pressing the cookie dough to about a 1/2″ thickness before you bake.

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This is how they’ll come out. Perfect! Enjoy friends!

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Tips For Making The Best M&M Cookies

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Do not ever grease your cookie sheets.  Will make cookies spread and change texture.
  5. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie.
  6. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  7. Don’t overtake your cookies.  Cookies will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before storing in containers. This will keep their crispness
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
5 from 10 votes

How To Make Perfect M&M Cookies

Theses are the Perfect M&M Cookies! I like to call these my no-fail cookie recipe, they come out perfect every single time.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $8
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Equipment

  • Oven

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
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 or 1-1/2 cups Mini M and M's

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream your butter and sugars until well combined. Add your egg and vanilla mixing to combine. Add your flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt, stirring to combine. Add chips and m and m's stirring to combine.
  • With a medium cookie scoop, place dough 1 inch apart from each other. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cooked through. Let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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441 Responses
  1. Jess

    These are the best cookies! I bake them often and they’re always a hit!
    Occasionally I change up the stuff inside. I’ve switched to white chocolate chips and candy corn around Halloween, and that’s been the crowd favourite!

  2. Angela

    5 stars
    I am gluten free so I made the recipe exactly how it says and substituted a 1:1 gluten free all purpose flour and they turned out perfectly!! My new favorite M&M cookie recipe. My whole family loved them. Thank you!!

  3. Charity

    These are amazing! My family loves them! I’ve made them twice the regular way. And the next time I put a little less flour & added a couple tbsp of cocoa power to the flour(to make double chocolate cookies) & they were amazing!!
    I just made some regular ones now with only chocolate chips (already used up all the m&ms lol) and i sprinkled some coarse sea salt to the tops before i put them in the oven. And omg!! I think these are the BEST ones yet!! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes!

  4. Makenzie Evans

    5 stars
    These are always my GO TO cookie to bake!!! Love them so much. The key is to take them out at 10 minutes, even though they look like dough still! Letting them sit on the pan for another 10 minutes makes for the PERFECT cookie!!

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