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Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Cookies stacked on plate.

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favorite chocolate chip cookie gets all dressed up for the holidays! The addition of bright red and green M&M's makes them perfect for Santa! No chilling required, which is a bonus if you make them with kids!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 189 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature, 1 stick
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup red and green M&M's
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with Silpat silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter for 30 seconds. Add both sugars and beat for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
  5. In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, pudding mix, soda and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture and mix with an electric mixer until almost incorporated. Switch to a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon, add chocolate chips and M&M's (reserving some) and stir in until well mixed.
  7. Scoop the cookie dough with a medium (1 and 1/2 tablespoon) cookie scoop. Roll into balls and place on prepared cookie sheet, spacing them 2" apart.
  8. Press reserved chocolate chips and M&M's onto the balls.
  9. Bake cookies for 9 to 11 minutes (10 minutes was the magic number for me). Cool for 2 minutes on the sheet, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Notes

The finished dough tends to be crumbly but it should come together when rolled into balls in your hands. For less crumbly dough, use 1 and 3/4 cups of flour.

Nutrition Facts
Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Potassium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Sugars 19g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.