Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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My son loves brightly colored foods. So, he’s been dying to make something with all of the Fourth of July-themed goodies we’ve seen at the store. We decided to make some soft M&M chocolate chip cookies because he loves M&M cookies (what kid doesn’t?!).

This is a really soft dough, and it makes a soft cookie. The chilling time is necessary for the dough to hold its shape, and I think the cookies taste a little better after the dough has chilled for about a day. It gives the dough a chance for the flavors to blend together, so you get more of the butter, sugar, and vanilla flavors (and less of the flour taste).

Soft M&M Cookies
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. shortening
  • 1 ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 ½ T. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. bread flour
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 ½ c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c. M&M’s
  1. Using an electric mixer (stand or hand), beat together butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, yolk, and vanilla; beat until well-combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until incorporated (it may be too much flour for a hand mixer, so you may have to do this step by hand if using a hand mixer).
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips until just incorporated.
  6. Cover, and chill dough for at least 6 hours or up to 48 hours.
  7. When you’re ready to bake the cookies, preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  8. Using a medium cookie scoop (1 ½ tablespoons), scoop out dough and form into a ball.
  9. Press 3-4 M&M’s into the top of the cookie, and then press the dough back into the cookie scoop M&M side down (so that the M&Ms will be on the top of the cookie).
  10. Place dough on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden brown.
  12. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5-10 minutes and then remove to a wire cooling rack.
  13. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. says

    These look like my perfect kind of cookie, chewy and full of deliciousness.
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    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks so much for coming by! I see so many cute ideas on Pinterest for holiday foods, but I am not a decorator!! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      I’m the same way with so many foods! I loved them as a kid, and I still love them! And there’s just something fun about M&Ms! =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Me neither! Every once in a while, I like a crunchy cookie, but I’m a fan of soft and chewy cookies. I hope you all enjoy them!!

  2. says

    These look so good! I made chocolate chip cookies on the weekend, and was thinking that I haven’t made a really good, chewy cookie in ages. I’ll have to give these a try!
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    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks!! What good timing then! I have to hide the M&Ms if I want to bake with them because they disappear so quickly around here. =)

    • kateheartseating says

      Thanks so much! I’m not much of a decorator, so this is my version of festive cookies! I hope you enjoy them, and thank you so much for coming by to check out the recipe!! =)

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