M & M cookies

(c) HMFG copyright 2016 photo by Mary Payne Moran

What do you do on a crazy hot summer Southern California day and two littles ones trapped inside? Well, I make and create a yummy m&m cookie recipe of course, so when you’re trapped with your little ones you have something to bake with them. These cookies are crispy and sugary with lots of M&M’s. They are kids tested and approved.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2-cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/4-teaspoon salt
  • 1-teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups M&M’s


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Soften the butter in a microwave for 2-1o second intervals.
  • In a mixing bowl, add softened butter and both sugars.
  • Mix everything together with a plastic spatula or a Kitchen Aid mixer.
  • Once the sugar is completely incorporated into the butter add the two eggs and vanilla then mix well with a spatula.
  • In a separate bowl add the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients.
  • Next, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well while you’re adding the ingredients.
  • Last fold in the M&M’s.
  • Scoop and lightly roll the dough into 2-inch balls and place them on a light-colored cookie sheet or a Silpat.
  • Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes on a Silpat in the middle rack of the oven.

Thanks for stopping by! While you’re here check out some of our other favorite recipes- chocolate cake with cream cheese frostinghomemade cherry and pistachio granola and yummy cherry smoothy.

What is your favorite thing to bake on a rainy day with kids?

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