the perfect M&M cookies

With all the holiday cookie exchange parties and get togethers this time of year you’re bound to need a cookie recipe that is both easy to make and impressive. While I love all the cutesy holiday wreaths and reindeer-shaped delicacies, my all-time favorite cookie is one with plenty of M&Ms. I found this recipe via IHeartNaptime and seriously, hands down the best M&M cookie I’ve ever made or eaten. To make them festive throw in some holiday red and green M&Ms and if you’re really feeling crazy, dust them with powdered sugar as they cool.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini M&M’s, plus more for tops if desired

To make: 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, use a mixer to cream together the butter and sugars for 1 minute. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

Add the flour, baking soda and salt and stir mix just until combined. Fold in the M&M’s.

Using a cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place extra M&M’s on the top of the cookies if desired.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the tops are barely golden brown. Save some for Santa or enjoy yourself!

Also, who else loves the holiday M&M commercial as much as I do? THEY DO EXIST!

Merry Christmas, everybody!

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