Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies – If you’re looking for a new M&M cookie recipe, this is THE ONE! Soft, buttery, and irresistible!!

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies - If you're looking for a new M&M cookie recipe, this is THE ONE! Soft, buttery, and irresistible!!

Who can resist big M&Ms and chocolate chips staring back at you? I sure can’t.

How Do The Cookies Taste

The cookies are very soft, slightly chewy, buttery, and loaded with M&Ms and plenty of chocolate chips for an extra chocolate boost.

If you’re looking for a new favorite M&M cookie recipe, you’re going to love this one.

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies - If you're looking for a new M&M cookie recipe, this is THE ONE! Soft, buttery, and irresistible!!

I’m no stranger to M&M cookies and recipes (see the Related Recipes below) including Soft and Chewy M&Ms Cookies and Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies. I love both of those recipes and you can’t go wrong with either. If you don’t have access to or want to use pudding mix, make the former.

The former recipe uses corn starch to keep the cookies softbatch-style soft, while the later incorporates pudding mix into the dough.

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies - If you're looking for a new M&M cookie recipe, this is THE ONE! Soft, buttery, and irresistible!!

Pudding Mix For The Win

These cookies also use pudding mix because it adds a subtle yet wonderful depth of flavor and the texture of the dough is just wonderful to work with.

And once you taste how perfectly soft and tender these cookies are, you’ll be glad you used it.

If you don’t have pudding mix in your area, make one of the M&M cookie recipes that I have that doesn’t use it.

A Perfect Dozen

For these cookies I combined elements of Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies to create one dozen cookies, exactly.

Each cookie is pretty large, but if you need more than a dozen, double or triple the recipe.

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies - If you're looking for a new M&M cookie recipe, this is THE ONE! Soft, buttery, and irresistible!!

They’re perfect holiday party cookies because they’re easy, festive, and just so good.

They’ll disappear just as fast as Santa does.

Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies - If you're looking for a new M&M cookie recipe, this is THE ONE! Soft, buttery, and irresistible!!

Here’s a video showing how I make the cookies.

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Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

The cookies are very soft, slightly chewy, buttery, and loaded with M&Ms and plenty of chocolate chips for an extra chocolate boost. If you’re looking for a new favorite M&M cookie recipe, you’re going to love this one. The pudding mix adds a subtle yet wonderful depth of flavor and the texture of the dough is just wonderful to work with. They’re perfect holiday party cookies because they’re easy, festive, make an even one dozen, and just so good. They’ll disappear just as fast as Santa does.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (I used 1/4 cup of light and 1/4 cup dark)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 3/4 cup M&Ms, plus more for adding to dough mounds
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus more for adding to dough mounds

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or large mixing bowl and electric mixer) combine the butter, sugars (highly recommend using some dark brown sugar), egg, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well combined, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, pudding mix (just add it dry as if it’s a dry ingredient, do not actually make pudding), baking soda, salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the M&Ms, chocolate chips, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, 1/4-cup measure, or your hands, form 12 equal-sized mounds of dough, roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Tip – Strategically place a few M&Ms and chocolate chips on top of each mound of dough by taking M&Ms and chips from the underside as well as adding more as necessary for a nice pop of color.
  5. Place mounds on a large plate or tray, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, up to 5 days. Do not bake with unchilled dough because cookies will bake thinner, flatter, and be more prone to spreading.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat or spray with cooking spray. Place dough mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet) and bake for about 10 to 11 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set, even if slightly undercooked, pale, and glossy in the center; don’t overbake. Cookies firm up as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before serving. I let them cool on the baking sheet and don’t use a rack.
  7. Cookies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 4 months, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Dough base adapted from Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies and Soft M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

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52 comments on “Soft and Chewy M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. This is just the happiest post!! All of the colorful candy used in various creative and classic ways is bringing out the little kid in me, and that kid is HUNGRY!

  2. Amazing recipe, Averie! These will definitely end up on a plate for Santa! Love all of your recipes :)
    x
    Amanda | http://www.thecoolyork.com

  3. They all look so yummy! Perfect for the holidays <3

  4. Hi, Averie. I just made your donut muffins last night and everyone had them for breakfast this morning! So yummy. Just a question. I always thought you had to chill chocolate chip cookie dough but I noticed you did not. What’s the difference between chilling & not chilling? I always thought if you didn’t chill the dough your cookie would be flat & spread more. Will that happen?

  5. So festive! I like how you could make this for any holiday depending on the color of M&M’s you use.

  6. These are so festive. I love M&M cookies. I don’t know if they would ever make it to a holiday party.

  7. The things you do with M & Ms, Averie…and these are no exception. Soft-baked M & M cookies are completely irresistible. I can never eat just one!

  8. If you show me anybody who can resist cookies with both M&Ms and chocolate chips… I’ll eat their serving too! ;) Especially around the holidays. It’s practically a sin to refuse cute chocolaty cookies like these — it just might end you up on Santa’s naughty list!

  9. it’s hard to go wrong with a BIG soft m&m cookie

  10. These look so tempting–M&M’s are so good in cookies and a few extra chips makes them that much better! They are a great little mood lifter- so fun and cheery (and I love that red plate too)! I have been practicing like crazy since Thanksgiving for a winter recital I played in last night so now I can finish shopping and hopefully bake something.

  11. What lovely bon bons!

    Every two weeks, I go to downtown Detroit to help feeding the homeless and hungry. Our church goes every week, but when I go, I bring tons of hot food. I bring a delicious stew, soup or something else. Always bring a biscuit or corn bread, a lovely dessert and rich hot chocolate. There are just too many times that the homeless get skimpy meals.

    I’ll be going again the Saturday after Christmas. Will have a hearty beef-vegetable-barley soup, biscuits with little tubs of butter and honey, rich hot chocolate, vanilla pudding with real whipped cream and these cookies. They will be a hit!

    I start my preparations on Thursday, do the baking and cooking on Friday, spend overnight at church and leave for downtown at 8am.

    Seeing more young families and just too many kids in line.

    These cookies are going to be very special and I’m going to make the recipe times ten!

    Pardon me for babbling on…

    Merry Christmas to all. :)

  12. I will never turn down a chocolate chip and M&M cookie, no matter how full I am or how sick of sugar I am. I LOVE them.

    I made some candy cane sugar cookie blossoms today. I used the Betty Crocker sugar cookie recipe, but it was definitely inspired by you!

    • It’s nice to hear you were baking today! And if you like M&M cookies, pretty sure these are my new favorites. I saw that with every batch, but over the years and with the recipe tweaking, I can always find ways to improve them and these are my faves :)

  13. Yes to these! I love M&Ms in cookies so much.

  14. Those look absolutely PERFECT!! Great job :)

  15. Love this Christmas twist on the classic M&M cookie. Sooooo chewy looking too!

  16. Looking forward to eating down my Christmas cookies so I can try these! :)

  17. M and M’s are like rainbow sprinkles…they make everything look more fun!
    And I like the mix of the candy and the chips for two different textures…yum!

  18. I just have to say your recipes are amazing! Thank you so much, can’t wait to make these with my kids.

  19. These cookies look perfect Averie!

  20. You most definitely created the perfect dozen!! These are so pretty and I’d love to inhale all that I see on that plate! This monitor is just getting in my way…

  21. How much do I love that this makes the perfect dozen???? I can handle 12 cookies…ha ha ha. :)

  22. They always remind me of Easter, M&M cookies, but I think its the rainbow effect that does that to me. I love the idea and in fact, my boyfriend’s friends where im staying at for awhile, just made cookies with M&M’s. i purposely picked them out to eat, they were the best part ;)

  23. These look so soft and yummy! Hard to beat a M&M chocolate chip cookie! :)

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