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M&M Holiday Cookies

close-up photo of a plate of M&M Holiday Cookies

I’ve been on the search lately for M&M cookies. And I mean real m&m cookies, and not just chocolate chip cookies with m&m’s added. Not that I mind those type of cookies. I make them all the time. But I wanted true m&m cookies like the kind that I used to get at the cafeteria. The ones that are super sweet, buttery and chewy and topped with m&ms.
photo of the cookies on a cookie sheetphoto of the cookies on a baking rack

While browsing through recipes, I came across a recipe for Perfect M & M cookies. And suddenly my search was over. These cookies were perfect. The dough was slightly crispy on the outside and chewy and sweet on the inside. The m&m’s look so pretty and festive on top.

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close-up photo of a stack of M&M Holiday Cookies

These cookies were gone in a flash. I left some at home and I gave some to BF to bring to his coworkers. And they were all eaten up.

The recipe can be found here. I followed the recipe exactly although I will note that the recipe suggests refrigerating the dough, which I did not do. The dough wasn’t too sticky. It was very oily, but it was pretty easy to work with.

M&M Holiday Cookies

M&M Holiday Cookies

Servings: 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 57 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are lightly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside with the perfect amount of sweetness. I used festive M&Ms to decorate them for the holidays.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 11-oz, stir the flour first to aerate it before lightly spooning it into a measuring cup.
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar golden or dark
  • 1 generous tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • M&Ms for decorating the cookies


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with baking spray.
  • Combine the flour, salt and baking soda together in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and both sugars together until creamy. Add the vanilla and stir to combine. Add the eggs one at a time to the mixture, mixing thoroughly after each. Add the flour to the butter mixture and stir until combined.
  • Break off enough dough to form a golf ball-sized ball. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Place the dough balls on the cookie sheets with space in between as the cookies will spread as they bake.
  • Bake the cookies for 9 minutes. Remove them from the oven and gently press a few M&Ms into each cookie (about 6 each). Place them bake in the oven and bake them for another three to five minutes or until the cookies are set.
  • Cool the cookies for a few minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe source: Kitchen Parade

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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One comment on “M&M Holiday Cookies”

  1. I haven’t had an M & M Cookie in forever. I love them! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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