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!

Yields about 30 cookies

Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

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

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 c packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 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 1/4 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.