• Cooking Time: 13 minutes
  • Servings: 3 dozen
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes


A very traditional M&M Cookie recipe. I have always loved these cookies, but when the company introduced the M&M Mini, all their recipes switched over to using them. The problem is… M&Ms are made with milk chocolate and M&M Minis are made with dark chocolate. I like eating the minis out of hand, but didn’t enjoy them nearly as much in the cookies, so I have reverted back to the old-school style.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce package Original M&MS Candy


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla.
  • In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into butter/sugar mixture.
  • Stir in M&MS.
  • Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and centers are still soft. Do not overbake.
  • Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered container.

Categories: Christmas  Cookies 

Author Credit: M&M Mars

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