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Double Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

These double chocolate chip M&M cookies are easy to make, only 20 minutes from start to finish. Plus no chilling of the dough! These m&m cookies are chocolate-y, chewy & soft and loaded with m&ms and chocolate chips.

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

How to make double chocolate chip cookies with m&ms

First, there’s no need to chill this dough before you bake it, yay!!!!

To make chewy chocolate M&M cookies, start by beating the butter and brown sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat again.

Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then add them to the wet ingredients, mixing with a spatula.

Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto a silicone lined baking sheet. Press the m&ms and chocolate chips all around the outside of the dough ball. Bake and let them cool!

hand holding double chocolate chip cookie with m&ms and chocolate chips

How to properly measure flour for cookies

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

Spoon flour into the measuring cup, then use a butter knife to level it off. This is the proper and accurate way to measure flour.

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 in place of mini m&ms?

Yes, definitely! Chocolate chip cookies with m&ms will turn out great with either mini m&ms or regular m&ms. They are also a great chocolate cookie to make for christmas – just use red and green m&ms to make chocolate m&m christmas cookies!

Can I make these chocolate chip m&m cookies gluten free?

Yes! 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

How to make cookies that LOOK AWESOME with lots of add ins

Okay, so cookies taste great, but we want them to look great too. Making cookies look awesome 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!

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.

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Double Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Double Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

Yield: 12-14 cookies
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These double chocolate chip M&M cookies are easy to make, only 20 minutes from start to finish. Plus no chilling of the dough! These m&m cookies are chocolate-y, chewy & soft and loaded with m&ms and chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened (1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • To top the cookies: about 1 cup mini m&ms, about 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  6. 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

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