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Soft M&M Cookies Recipe

Soft M&M Cookies – simply delicious cookies that you have to make for your Valentine!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 30 cookies
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Anna


  • 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


  • In a large mixing bowl, whip butter for 20 seconds until creamy.
  • Add both sugars and whip until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, soda, salt and cornstarch.
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the butter-sugar mixture.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients all at once and mix on low just until incorporated.
  • Stir in the sprinkles and M&M's (reserving about 1/4 c of M&M's for placing on top of baked cookies).
  • Cover the dough with a plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Scoop the cookie dough with a 1,5 Tbsp cookie scoop. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 9 to 11 minutes. (The magic number for me was 10 minutes)
  • While the cookies are still hot, place few M&M's on top of each, gently pressing down.
  • Cool cookies completely.
  • 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


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg