Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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?!).

Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies 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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  • Reply
    [email protected]
    July 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

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

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      July 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      I hope you enjoy them!! =)

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    July 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Oh my…M&M cookies are one of my husband’s favorite things – these look fabulous!!

    • Reply
      July 8, 2013 at 12:21 am

      Thanks so much!! =)

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    Twingle Mommy
    July 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Finally, an easy 4th of July food that I actually have the patience to make. I love that these are easy to make and portable for the picnics and fireworks.
    Over from SITS!

    • Reply
      July 1, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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

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    July 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Oh these look so good! I love soft cookies!

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      July 1, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks!! Me too! You just can’t go wrong with soft cookies! =)

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    Shauna @ Momma Candy
    July 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I loved these cookies and I’m still attracted to them! I don’t know what it is about M&M’s inside cookies that makes me buy them. But now I can make them!

    Visiting from #SITSSummer!

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      July 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      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! =)

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    Beth (OMG! Yummy)
    July 1, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Fun idea for July 4th – have to show my daughter – she would love to make these. Glad to meet you from SITS. My whole family hearts eating!!!

    • Reply
      July 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      I like your family already!! Thanks so much for coming by!! =)

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    July 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

    These cookies look and sound delicious, and I love that they’re so festive!

    Stopping by from the SITS community builder! :-)

    • Reply
      July 1, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Thanks!! And thanks so much for coming by to check them out! =)

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    Sarah Coulsey
    July 1, 2013 at 9:22 am

    I am not a fan of hard cookies. I like ones that melt in your mouth!! Going to try this recipe out with my boys!! Visiting you from the #SITSSummer party on Facebook

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      July 1, 2013 at 9:44 am

      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!!

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    [email protected] Mom
    July 1, 2013 at 8:52 am

    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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      July 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Thanks!! I hope you enjoy the cookies! Thanks so much for stopping by, too!! =)

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    July 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

    These look yummy! Just bought a huge bag of M&Ms! :)

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      July 1, 2013 at 9:49 am

      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. =)

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    Jessica @Bkeepsushonest
    July 1, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Oh my goodness these are too cute. What a great idea for the 4th. Also, I LOVE soft cookies so I will certainly be bookmarking this recipe.

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      July 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

      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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