M&M Cookies

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M&M CookiesDid you miss me? I still can’t believe it’s been a month since I’ve posted a recipe here, especially considering I’ve been baking like a crazy person lately. Unfortunately it was just tried and true recipes as I didn’t want to experiment for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur break-the-fast desserts. Speaking of Rosh Hashana, my mom bought a Costco-sized bag of M&Ms to fill candy dishes with when we had 40 (!!) people for dinner at our house for the holiday. Fortunately for me, there was a ton of candy left and I took it home so I could make these cookies.

As a kid, I always loved the chewy, buttery M&M cookies from the bakery. While these do not live up to my childhood memories, they are good nonetheless and I know my coworkers will gobble them up in no time tomorrow.

Photos of the process here.

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces


  1. In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, shortening, and vanilla thoroughly. Add flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture. Blend well. Add 3/4 cup of M&M candies.
  2. Drop dough by teaspoonful onto cookie sheet. Slightly push a few candies on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 9 to 11 minutes, to your liking.

Recipe adapted from All Recipes.


6 Responses to “M&M Cookies”

    Roberta on 1 October 13th, 2008 9:57 am

    Hi! I`m from Brazil and as a bake-lover I always check your blog for great recipes and I`ve been missing the new ones lately. It’s good to have them back! 🙂

    phyllis on 2 October 14th, 2008 7:58 pm

    mmm…sounds delish. i might have to break out of my chocolate-oat-chip mode to try these….

    Rebecca on 3 October 17th, 2008 12:13 pm

    I think I may just have to make these… when I was a kid they were my favorite, I used to call them party cookies, because my mom bought some for a class party when I was 4. Still to this day they have to be one of my fav treats.

    Kristin on 4 November 5th, 2008 4:52 pm

    I made these the other day with Halloween M&Ms. I’m really picky about M&M cookies and these were great! I underbaked a few batches and left them on the cookie sheets a little longer when cooling. They can out crispy and chewy. Delicious!

    Hallie on 5 December 8th, 2008 6:28 am

    I think I’m going to make these tonight to add to my holiday baskets. I’m excited they look so good. I’ll let you know how it goes!

    Sophia on 6 August 30th, 2012 3:40 am

    This baked like 120 cookies for me 🙁 I’m tired