M&Ms cookies recipe

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These M&Ms cookies are a great taste of America. Giant cookies are so fun to make, whether you eat them yourself or make them as a gift

M&M cookies
(Image credit: David S. Wallace)
  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories230 Kcal12%
Sugar17.7 g20%
Fat10.9 g16%
Saturated Fat6.7 g34%
Protein2.6 g5%
Carbohydrates30 g12%

Add some chocolate or peanut M&Ms to your cookie dough to make these mouthwatering M&M cookies.

Whether you're looking for a colourful contribution to a picnic or something to brighten up your day at home, these M&Ms cookies will certainly do the trick. They're a great twist on classic chocolate chip cookies, using the sweets in place of the chocolate chips. And while we've stuck to the basics in our recipe with the traditional M&Ms - swap out the chocolate M&Ms for peanut or crisp instead.


  • 125g butter, softened
  • 75g light brown sugar
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 100g M&Ms any kind




  1. Heat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease or line 2 baking sheets.
  2. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add the flour and beat until all the mixture is combined then stir in the M&Ms. Keep a few back to place on top.
  3. Drop tablespoons onto greased baking sheets, spacing apart as they will double in size. Place remaining M&Ms on top of each cookie.
  4. Bake until lightly browned and then cool on baking sheet for a few mins, then place on a wire rack.

Top tips for making M&M cookies

If you prefer your cookies with a soft, rather than crunchy texture, under-bake them slightly in the oven. Instead of leaving them in for 20 minutes, take them out at 18 minutes and leave them to cool. Alternatively, add a punch of cornstarch into your dough for super soft cookies that rise when baked.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies