The Best M&M cookies recipe is going to quickly become your new favorite cookie recipe! These M&M cookies are the perfectly soft, loaded with M&Ms and have crisp, buttery edges.
I actually made The Best M&M cookies on accident. How do you make a cookie on accident you ask? Well…I was putting together a cookie dough for another recipe, but ran out of a few things I needed, decided to scrap the whole process, until…
Until I looked in my pantry for divine culinary inspiration and noticed a bag of Mini M&Ms staring up at me form the bottom shelf. I honestly don’t remember buying them…because I kinda sorta don’t really love M&M cookies.
Is that weird, that I (before now) wasn’t a M&M Cookie fan? Let me explain though…it’s not the M&M candies…I love those. And cookies? Well, of course I love cookies. But M&Ms IN cookies? I just would never reach for one. It always seems like M&M cookies are kind of flat, with not a ton of flavor. Just me?
Turns out I just never had the RIGHT M&M cookie, which bring me to today’s M&M cookie recipe.
What makes this the Best M&M Cookie Recipe?
First, this cookie dough includes a packet of Instant Vanilla Pudding which helps the cookies stay thick and soft. It also gives them a layer of vanilla flavor that always seems to be lacking in M&M Cookies. I love pudding cookie recipes.
Second, I used MINI M&Ms in this M&M Cookie recipe. This is KEY. Since the cookies are so soft, the mini M&Ms are best because you don’t get big hard bites of chocolate inside the soft cookie. The minis really match the texture of the cookie recipe. And with Mini M&Ms you get more bites of M&Ms throughout the cookie!
The cookie dough is heavenly! It’s hard not to eat it on its own!
And I like to add a few M&Ms on top of the cookie, either before I bake them, or as soon as they come out of the oven. It just makes them pretty!
I used my large cookie scoop for these M&M cookies. You could make them smaller, if you prefer. They don’t spread a ton and stay fairly thick. You’ll only want to bake them until the edges just begin to get golden. The inside will be a undercooked. That’s what you want, it’s what makes them the best M&M cookies!
They are just one of the best cookie recipes you will ever try.
The insides of these M&M Cookies are melty and soft and the edges are buttery and crispy. They are everything you want in the best cookie recipes!Print
The Best M&M Cookies recipe ever! Thick pudding cookies, loaded with M&M candies. They’re soft on the inside and buttery and crispy at the edges!
- 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 (3.4 oz) box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup Mini M&Ms, plus 1/4 cup more for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350°
- IN bowl of stand mixer combine butter and brown sugar, beating until combined.
- Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until smooth, scraping sides as necessary. Mix in vanilla pudding, baking soda and salt.
- Finally add in the flour and beat until just combined.
- Stir in M&Ms.
- Using a large cookie scoop, scoop dough onto lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes until edges begin to golden.
- Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to finish cooling
store airtight for up to 3 days
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If you love M&Ms, you should totally try these M&M Cupcakes…M&Ms right in the frosting. Brilliant!