Remodelaholic | Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies Recipe

Remodelaholic | Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies Recipe

These easy chocolate chip M&M cookies are deliciously soft and chewy, perfect for a colorful party treat or after-school snack on a special day. 

Cookies are one of my favorite treats — you’ll also want to bookmark these recipes for waffle iron sugar cookies, no bake trail mix cookies, and strawberry meringue cookies.

Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies

I’m not alone in my love of cookies — cookies are one of the most searched treat recipes! M&M cookies are one of the most popular cookies in America, too! This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies, perfect for an easy party treat for a crowd. Kids love these rainbow M&M cookies — but let’s be honest, adults do, too!

So let’s get started and bake some delicious, soft and chewy, chocolate chip M&M cookies. But first, to answer a big question or two:

Can I use regular M&Ms in baking?

Yes! The mini baking M&Ms chocolate candies are formulated specifically for baking, but, in my opinion, they’re not as much fun to sneak while you’re baking. So I use regular plain chocolate candies in these rainbow M&M cookies with great results. Some are stirred into the M&M cookie dough with a few addition pressed on top of the dough balls. For our fellow chocoholics, we also add chocolate chips (milk chocolate, of course) for a colorful chocolate chip cookie!

Love chocolate? Try these chewy chocolate cookies or this flourless version.

Can I substitute shortening for butter in cookies?

Yes, but… it won’t give the cookies the crispy texture and buttery taste that you get from using real butter. And that crispy and chewy texture and flavor of butter are part of what make these rainbow M&M cookies amazing, so, as always, we recommend following the recipe as written. 

What makes homemade cookies soft?

There are many techniques and ingredients that make soft homemade cookies easy. For this M&M cookie recipe, though, we use a box of instant pudding! The pudding adds a bit of extra flavor while also making the cookies pillowy soft and perfectly delicious.

For more soft cookie recipes, try our red velvet thumbprint cookies or banana oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

How to Make Soft M&M Cookies From Scratch

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TIP: A cookie dough scoop set makes homemade cookies so much easier! Highly recommend.

Chewy Chocolate Chip M&M Cookie Recipe

Yield: 36 cookies

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 8-10 min

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper
In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, dry pudding mix, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs
Gradually add flour mixture until smooth
Stir in candy and chocolate chips
Using a cookie dough scoop, divide dough and roll into balls.
Place on baking sheet and slightly press down the top
Add more candy on top if desired
Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown
Remove from oven and cool slightly on the baking sheet
Transfer to wire rack
Store in airtight container for up to 5 days

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About Cass

Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. Since then, Remodelaholic has become a great community and resource for all those wanting to know how to make their builder-grade home BEAUTIFUL on a budget!

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