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M&M cookies

M&M cookies have always been one of my favorite cookies for as long as I can remember.  This m&m cookie recipe creates a soft cookie with just the right amount of sweetness. 
Course cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 40
Calories 147 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup crisco shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ t vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 ½ cups M & Ms


  1. In a stand mixer, mix sugar, shortening, eggs, and vanilla together thoroughly, until mixture is light and fluffy.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.  On low speed, slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredient mixture in stand mixer.

  3. Stir in ¾ cup m&ms.
  4. Drop on parchment paper lined cookie sheet by the tablespoonful. I use the OXO medium cookie dough scooper and highly recommend. The scooper makes the cookie scooping process much more efficient.
  5. After scooping dough balls onto baking sheet, use the remaining ¾ cup  m&ms to press 3-4 m&ms on top of each dough ball.  The cookies look great with a few extra m&ms sitting on top.

  6. Cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes. Eleven minutes was perfect for my oven.

Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from Robbi's m&m cookie recipe on AllRecipes.com

Nutrition Facts
M&M cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 16mg2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.