Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom made these cookies often when we were children. Always a big favorite. My nephew has graduated from high school and asked that I make m&m cookies for his graduation party. I had forgotten how wonderful they are. Try them...ummmm..

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix butter, sugars and vanilla until blended.
  2. Beat in eggs.
  3. Save 1/4 cup of flour to coat candies.
  4. Add dry ingredients to mixture.
  5. Mix until well blended.
  6. Stir in the flour coated candies and the rest of the flour until well mixed.
  7. Some people like to save half of the candies out and use them to decorated the top of the cookies before putting them in the oven.
  8. Drop round teaspoon of cookie dough on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes in 375 oven.


Most Helpful

I made these again today, and I figured out that if you put the extra M&M's on top right after they come out of the oven, the shells of the candies on the top don't break or crack. Also, if you roll them into balls when you put them on the cookie sheets, they look bakery-perfect. I used sil-pat sheets instead of parchment paper, and it's now a five-star recipe, in my opinion! I brought them to a school event, and they were the first thing that was all gone!

Horsestalktome May 29, 2013

Wow, I could get into serious trouble with these (diet-wise). Fabulous cookies! I reduced the butter by 1/4 cup, and increased the flour by 1/4 cup. The cookies are chewy with crisped edges, perfectly sweet and a hit with everyone in the family.

vrvrvr January 09, 2010

Love this recipe and so does everyone who eats them. They are a huge hit. I add about a 1/2 cup extra flour so that they are soft and kind of doughy. I never liked m&m cookies until now. Thanks for sharing!

beccabrose June 10, 2009

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