Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

Soft M&M Cookies – simply delicious cookies that you have to make for your Valentine!

V Day MM cookies Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

I think we need 10 more hours in a day. I know I do for sure! There is just so much to do and not enough time! The evenings are the busiest –  it’s dinner (from scratch almost every day), it’s bath time, it’s bed-time stories, it’s the clean-up. Ooooh, how I dislike doing dishes. Just ask my Hubby. I complain. Every.time. But then I get up in the morning to a clean kitchen and that always makes me happy!

So what I am trying to say is – send a cleaning fairy. I am paying in cookies!!

Soft Cookies Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

Because there is always time to make cookies. icon smile Soft M&M Cookies Recipe When I announced to my girls the idea of Valentine’s Day M&M cookies – they jumped for joy! My son was busy playing hot wheels with daddy. :). Of course, the boys were not too busy to devour a few. These cookies were a huge hit! Soft (thanks to cornstarch) with a crunch from the M&M’s. All in Valentine’s Day color theme, of course. icon smile Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

Notes on the recipe:

– The cookies will puff up during baking but will deflate a little while cooling.

– The cookies are soft but not cakey.

– I suggest leaving about 1/4 of a cup of M&M’s to place them on top of the baked cookies, while they are still hot. The candy will stick to them without sinking. And the cookies will be so pretty!

Soft M&M Cookies Recipe
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Soft M&M Cookies – simply delicious cookies that you have to make for your Valentine!
Serves: about 30 cookies
  • ½ c unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ c packed light or dark brown sugar
  • ¼ c granulated sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp pink sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 c M&M's (I used Dark Chocolate Valentine's Day edition)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whip butter for 20 seconds until creamy.
  2. Add both sugars and whip until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, soda, salt and cornstarch.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla to the butter-sugar mixture.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix on low just until incorporated.
  7. Stir in the sprinkles and M&M's (reserving about ¼ c of M&M's for placing on top of baked cookies).
  8. Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
  9. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  10. Scoop the cookie dough with a 1,5 Tbsp cookie scoop. Place on a baking sheet.
  11. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. (The magic number for me was 10 minutes)
  12. While the cookies are still hot, place few M&M's on top of each, gently pressing down.
  13. Cool cookies completely.
  14. Store in an air tight container for up to 1 week.
The total time does not include the chilling time.

Recipe source: My White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


  1. dfasdfasdf says

    store for 1 week. lady are you kidding me. you don’t make something as delicious as m&m cookies and wait a week to eat em. insane i tells ya. i eat 10min later lady.

  2. says

    I am right there with you, Anna! Evenings are always such a scramble at our house too. Although I’m lucky to have a hubby that likes to cook so I get a lot of help. Your cookies look so pretty! I love the pink m&m’s- so festive! Hang in there dear ;)

  3. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says

    LOVE these soft M&M cookies for V-Day, Anna! I’ve already pinned these beauties yesterday, but had trouble signing in with Disqus (for some strange reason, LOL). I’m with you…a clean ‘lab’ in the morning is always a good thing. I could use some cleaning elves and fairies, too. ;) Have a great weekend, my friend!

  4. Serena B says

    Mmm..M&M and valentines colors makes everything so festive! I hate all the dishes too and it feels like life is always going way tooo fast! Have a lovely weekend my sweet friend! XOXO

  5. Emily @ Life on Food says

    Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite but there is something about M&M that get me every time. Especially when they are particular colors for a holiday. It makes them so much better.