Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies made like basic chocolate chip cookies with m&m's instead of chocolate chips. You can make regular sized or mini cookies!
This recipe first appeared on the site in February 2015. Three years ago!! It was always a favorite among friends and family.
I have updated the photos and tweaked the recipe slightly because the first version used birthday cake m&m's and I'm not sure everyone has access to them now.
Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies
These cookies are just a basic chocolate chip cookie made with m&m's instead of chocolate chips. The cookie base is actually the same base I used for these chocolate chip salted caramel cookies. They're soft and chewy with crisp edges.
The wonderful thing about these cookies is you can make them regular sized or mini for extra cuteness!
Start with my basic chocolate chip cookie dough. You'll need butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and m&m's. Use the regular size m&m's unless you plan to make mini cookies. The regular ones will be too big for mini cookies so grab the mini m&m's instead.
The dough will need to be refrigerated for at least two hours before baking. I like to make the dough the night before I plan to bake the cookies. This saves me so much time.
Tips for making chewy m&m cookies
- Be sure to refrigerate the dough for no less than two hours. This will help keep the cookies from spreading and yield those super soft, chewy centers.
- Take care not to overbake the cookies. This is key to making sure the cookies are soft and chewy. The middle of the cookies should still be soft when you remove them from the oven. They will continue to cook as they cool on the cookie sheet.
- You can make regular size cookies with regular m&m's or use mini m&m's and make mini cookies. These are perfect for little hands or when you need more cookies to serve at a large gathering.
- Jazz up your cookies by using seasonal m&m's!
Make mini m&m cookies
- You can easily turn these regular sized m&m cookies into mini versions.
- Use mini m&m's instead of the regular ones.
- Shape the dough into 1 teaspoon sized balls.
- Bake for 7 to 8 minutes.