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Chewy M&M cookie broken in half so you can see how thick and soft it is
5 from 2 votes

Soft Chewy M&M Cookies

These M&M cookies are soft, chewy, thick, and absolutely delicious!  These classic cookies are made with simple ingredients in the perfect combination that makes the M&M cookies bake up thick and chewy every time. Perfect for dunking in milk, packing in lunches, baking for the holidays, or having a treat any day, this soft chewy M&M cookie recipe won't disappoint!


  • 1.5 cups butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 oz M&M candies


  • Cream the butter and sugars together. Add one egg at a time, mixing in between.  Then stir in vanilla to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in thirds mixing between each addition until they are combined.
  • Mix the M&M candies in by hand until they are evenly distributed. Scoop heaping rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, evenly spaced, about 2" apart.
  • Bake at 350˚F for 9-11 minutes or until the center of the cookie is just set. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire cooking rack.

Recipe Notes:

  • Dough should not be sticky or crumbly.
    • If the dough is sticky, add in flour 1 tbsp at a time until it it is not sticky.
    • If the dough is crumbly, add in water 1 tsp at a time until it holds together and does not crumble.
  • Cookies should be either baked or frozen immediately.  Cookie dough should not be stored in the refrigerator as the dye from the candy will dissolve and spread.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 174kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 23g (8%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 8g (12%)Saturated Fat: 5g (31%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mg (9%)Sodium: 177mg (8%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 13g (14%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)