These Chewy M&M Cookies are seriously the best cookies you'll ever make! They're soft and buttery on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside making them nice and chewy. The M&Ms also add a nice candy chocolate flavor that makes this truly the perfect cookie!
best. cookies. ever.
Yep! These are the best cookies ever. These Chewy M&M Cookies are so good. Soft and buttery on the inside, slightly crunchy on the outside - and the M&Ms really add a nice candy chocolatey crunch! You really can't go wrong with these cookies. Oh, in addition, they're really easy to make. Combine all of the ingredients, chill in the refrigerator for a little and bake them up! Just like my Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies and Vanilla Bean Butter Pecan Cookies, these Chewy M&M cookies will come out perfectly every time!
how do you make M&M cookies from scratch?
This recipe for Chewy M&M Cookies is super simple! Start beating together salted butter that's room temperature with sugar and brown sugar. Add vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix together until both are fully incorporated, about 20 seconds. Take ½ cup of M&Ms and fold into the cookie dough. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
After cooling in the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350 degrees °F. Take two tablespoons of cooking dough in your hand and roll it into a ball. Press about 6-8 M&Ms into the rounded ball and set on a baking sheet. Each cookie ball should be about 2-3 inches apart. Bake for approx 13 minutes. (idk why 13 minutes makes the perfect cookie, but it ensures that the cookie is soft on the inside and has a slight crunch on the outside!) Of course, if you prefer a crunchier cookie, I would recommend baking the cookies for 15 minutes.
Super simple, super delicious 🙂
can I use regular M&Ms for baking?
Yes! For these Chewy M&M Cookies, I used milk chocolate M&Ms. I bought the 38 ounce bag from the supermarket and I had a lot leftover. This recipe only calls for 1 ½ cups of M&Ms but of course if you would like to add more, please do!
But yes, you can use regular M&Ms for this recipe but also feel free to experiment with other types! Get creative, have fun. That's what cooking is all about!
why do you have to chill cookie dough before baking?
When you cool the cookie dough in the refrigerator prior to baking, it allows the fats in the dough to cool, preventing the cookies from spreading too quickly and becoming flat. It also allows for the flavors of the dough to come together, making a tastier cookies that's truly delicious. Think of chilling the dough as marinating. When you marinate a meat or vegetables, it becomes more flavorful! The same thing happens with cookie dough, just in a different way.
While the dough is chilling, the flour soaks up the butter and vanilla extract maximizing flavor in every bite. Think of it as concentrating the flavor and making the flavors of the cookies more potent. It's truly like magic if you ask me!
what do i need to make these chewy M&M cookies?
For these Chewy M&M Cookies, I highly recommend using:
- 2 baking sheets
- 2 large mixing bowls
- silicone spatula (or large mixing spoon)
- parchment paper
- and of course, M&Ms
- Hand mixer OR Stand Mixer using the paddle attachment
more cookie recipes that I'm loving!
- Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Cowboy Cookies
- Browned Butter, Mini Egg, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Citrus Shortbread Cookies
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