These chocolate M&M cookies are easy to make, only 20 minutes from start to finish. Plus no chilling of the dough!

double chocolate chip cookies with m&ms and chocolate chips on cooling rack

These m&m cookies are chocolatey, chewy & soft and loaded with m&ms and chocolate chips.

That’s everything you could want in a cookie!

M&M cookies aren’t usually chocolate based, but I love chocolate, so naturally I wanted to make a chocolate M&M cookie.

Why You’ll Love These

  • no need to chill the dough, so you can bake them right away
  • made with everyday ingredients
  • double the chocolate with chocolate chips and m&ms
  • chewy & soft
hand holding double chocolate chip cookie with m&ms and chocolate chips

Ingredients

  • unsalted butter – room temperature
  • brown sugar – packed into measuring cup
  • egg – 1 large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • all purpose flour – properly measured
  • unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • mini M&Ms or regular M&Ms
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips – could also use milk or dark chocolate chips

How to make Chocolate M&M Cookies

Beat butter and brown sugar. In a mixing bowl beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer for 1 minute, or until combined.

Egg and extract. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, beat again.

Dry ingredients. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add in. Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a spatula. The batter will be thick. 

Cookie scoop. Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto a silicone lined baking sheet. Press mini M&Ms and chocolate chips all around the outside of the dough balls.

chocolate M&M cookie dough ball

Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool to the touch on the baking sheet (about 15 minutes) then move them to a cooling rack.

How to properly measure flour

Properly measuring flour in any baked good recipe is very crucial.

  1. Whisk the flour.
  2. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup.
  3. Use a butter knife to level it off.

Do not pack the flour down into the measuring cup.

Do not stick the measuring cup into the flour bag and scoop it out. This will result in too much flour in the recipe, making it dry.

double chocolate chip cookies with m&ms and chocolate chips stacked in a pile

Can I use regular M&Ms?

Yes, definitely! These chocolate M&M cookies will turn out great with either mini m&ms or regular m&ms.

They are also a great chocolate cookie to make for christmas. Use red and green m&ms to make a festive Christmas cookie.

Gluten free M&M cookies

I recommend using King Arthur All Purpose Gluten Free Flour as a one for one substitute for regular all-purpose flour. We have used that flour with awesome results to make these cookies gluten free!

double chocolate chip cookie dough balls with m&ms and chocolate chips on silicone baking mat

My secret pro tip

Making cookies that look awesome and visually appealing takes 1 extra step in the baking process.

Here’s the key: to make delicious, drool-worthy cookies, always add additional toppings to the outside of your dough balls before you put them in the oven. That way when your cookies are done baking, they’ll have all these delicious looking m&ms and chocolate chips piled on the outside!

Time Required

  • 10 minutes to make the cookie dough
  • 9-11 minutes to bake the cookies
  • 15 minutes to cool the cookies
double chocolate chip cookies with m&ms and chocolate chips

What’s the best way to bake cookies?

The best way to bake cookies is on a cookie sheet that’s lined with a silicone baking mat. Also, bake cookies in the middle of your oven, one tray at a time.

Chocolate M&M Cookies

4.46 from 241 ratings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 9 mins
Additional Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 39 mins
Yield: 12 -14 cookies
These chocolate M&M cookies are easy to make, only 20 minutes from start to finish. M&M cookies are chocolatey, chewy & soft and loaded with m&ms and chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened, 1/4 cup
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

To top the cookies:

  • 1 cup mini m&ms
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer for 1 minute, or until combined. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, beat again.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a spatula. The batter will be thick. 
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto a silicone lined baking sheet. Press mini M&Ms and chocolate chips all around the outside of the dough balls.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool to the touch on the baking sheet (about 15 minutes) then move them to a cooling rack.

Notes

This recipe turned out great using King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Author: Beth
Calories: 309kcal, Carbohydrates: 42g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 149mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 186IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 48mg, Iron: 2mg
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