Chewy M&M Cookies Recipe

Chewy M&M Cookies Recipe

Chewy M&M Cookies is such a simple classic cookie recipe, yet it is definitely one of our favorite cookies recipe in our house.

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We even love them with peanut butter m&m candies too if you want to turn these into monster cookies.

But if you are looking for chewy cookies, this is the best chewy m&m cookies recipe that you’ll find. You will get the perfect golden brown cookies with nice crisp edges and a nice chewy center to make the perfect cookie with a slight crunch.

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Ingredients used to make Chewy M&M Cookies:

Chewy M&M Cookies cooling on parchment paper
  • Brown sugar packed
  • White sugar
  • Butter softened to room temperature
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • M&M candies (or other candy-coated milk chocolate pieces)

How to make Chewy M&M Cookies:

A plate of Chewy M&M Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl cream butter with sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer or a paddle attachment if you are using a stand mixer on low speed until all the wet ingredients are mixed completely.
  3. Now, add the dry ingredients of flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture. Blend well until the flour mixture is completely combined. 
  4. Add 3/4 cup of M&M candies. 
  5. Drop the balls of dough by teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Slightly push a few candies on top of the cookies of each of the cookie dough balls with the remaining candies.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes, or until slightly golden then let them cool completely on a wire rack.
Chewy M&M Cookies stacked on a pan with a glass of milk

Tips for making chewy M&M crunchy baked cookies:

  • To make thicker cookies let the dough sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes chilling time before cooking.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make sure the cookies bake evenly to get crispy edges with nice soft centers.
  • Store the chewy chocolate chip cookies that are left over in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  1. Chocolate chips
  2. Mini M&Ms
  3. Peanut butter m&ms
  4. Dark chocolate chips
  5. White chocolate chips

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Serves: 24 people

Chewy M&M Cookies Recipe

There is just something about gooey cookies with melted M&M’s right out of the oven. Mmm Mm Mm!

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 11 mins

Total Time 21 mins


  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups M&Ms candies  (or other candy-coated milk chocolate pieces)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla thoroughly.  Add flour, salt, and baking soda to creamed mixture.  Blend well.  Add 3/4 cup of M&M candies.  Drop dough by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Slightly push a few candies on top of each dough ball with remaining candies.

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 11 minutes, or until slightly golden.


This recipe makes 5-6 dozen depending on the size you make each cookie.


Calories: 237 kcal · Carbohydrates: 32 g · Protein: 3 g · Fat: 11 g · Saturated Fat: 7 g · Trans Fat: 1 g · Cholesterol: 36 mg · Sodium: 227 mg · Potassium: 34 mg · Fiber: 1 g · Sugar: 21 g · Vitamin A: 285 IU · Vitamin C: 1 mg · Calcium: 29 mg · Iron: 1 mg


  • Large Mixing Bowl

  • Cookie Sheet

Recipe Details

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Chewy M&M Cookies stacked with parchment paper in between them.

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